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Can't unpack the software on Linux Ubuntu 10.04

Created Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:20:09 +0000 by fabitencourt


Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:20:09 +0000

When I got the software, Ubuntu automatically proposes a software to unpack but in the end of the process it gives an error and simply stops, without doing anything.

Could you give me a simple process of installation without affecting my original Arduino software ?


Jacob Christ

Thu, 16 Jun 2011 23:18:02 +0000

The mpide file is a tgz (tar gzip). I just put it in ~/bin/ and issued on the command line:

tar -xzvf mpide-0022-chipkit-linux32-20110529.tgz

This created a directory in bin of the same name and I run mpide out of that directory.

Don't forget you need to install the gccavr tools separately (set me back a couple of days not knowing this) and java or icetea and rxtx.

See thread these threads for more linux help:


My two axioms of embedded development First Axiom: If the tools work, then your job is easy. Second Axiom: The tools never work.


Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:17:20 +0000

ABSOLUTELY GREAT !!! I haven't put on the bin directory (permissions denied) but in my home directory it works perfectly.

Now I'm having problems in windows, it's so long to unzip this file....


Jacob Christ

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 02:18:13 +0000

The ~ in ~/bin/ means the bin folder in your home directory. Try this to see what I mean:

cd / pwd ls cd ~ pwd ls

I use 7zip for extracting files in Windows.



Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:17:18 +0000

Thanks again.

Very good information.