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How can i resolve the ESP8266 compilation error caused by the Arduino Support Package?

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I am unable to build any of my ESP8266 boards after i installed the Arduino Support Package on my machine.
Error Debug message:
In file included from c:\programdata\matlab\supportpackages\r2018a\3p.instrset\arduinoide.instrset\idepkgs\packages\esp8266\tools\xtensa-lx106-elf-gcc\1.20.0-26-gb404fb9-2\xtensa-lx106-elf\include\c++\4.8.2\algorithm:60:0,
from C:\ProgramData\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2018a\3P.instrset\arduinoide.instrset\idepkgs\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.4.2\cores\esp8266/Arduino.h:255,
from sketch\ESP8266.ino.cpp:1:
c:\programdata\matlab\supportpackages\r2018a\3p.instrset\arduinoide.instrset\idepkgs\packages\esp8266\tools\xtensa-lx106-elf-gcc\1.20.0-26-gb404fb9-2\xtensa-lx106-elf\include\c++\4.8.2\utility:68:28: fatal error: bits/c++config.h: No such file or directory
#include <bits/c++config.h>
compilation terminated.
exit status 1
Error compiling for board NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module).


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Arpita Agrawal
Arpita Agrawal on 8 Feb 2019
We are aware of this issue and actively working on a resolution for this. Until then consider using the solution mentioned in post by Haben Ghebremedhin on Dec 16, 2018.
MATLAB Hardware Team, MathWorks
Siddharth Vaghela
Siddharth Vaghela on 8 Feb 2019
Hi Arpita,
Haben's solution fixes the external Arduino IDE build issues but it breaks the MATLAB hardware support package! When I try to run arduinosetup, it throws an "samd unknown architecture" error.
Haben Ghebremedhin
Haben Ghebremedhin on 9 Feb 2019
Thats true, when you need to use the MATLAB hardware package just go back to the file and change it back.

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Haben Ghebremedhin
Haben Ghebremedhin on 16 Dec 2018
It turns out that when you use the arduino suport package in matlab things get screw up a bit thats for mathworks to figure out but as for this issue you have to go to C:\Users\Your user name here \AppData\Local\Arduino15 and find the preference text file, in the file chage the settings.path to where you have your arduino...typically C:\Users\Your user name here \Docments\Arduino and that should fix it.


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Alex Correa Mollocana
Alex Correa Mollocana on 29 Jan 2019
Excelente respuesta,
Otra opción es eliminar el archivo preference, de tal forma que, el arduino genere una nueva y ya funciona.
Gustavo Rojas
Gustavo Rojas on 4 Apr 2019
Hola a todos
Tuve el mismo problema no podia compilar directamente la tarjeta NODEMCU con Arduino despues de cargar la libreria de arduino en MATLAB, actualice el arduino, cargue nuevamente el compilador de "gcc", borre el archivo de "preference.txt" y no me funciono, lo que me funciono para que me aceptara el arduino el poder compilar la tarjeta NODEMCU fue eliminar la carpeta "Arduino15" en la ruta
"C:\Users\"nombre de usuario"\AppData\Local\Arduino15", la cual tenia un tamaño mayor de 3GB, despues de esta accion, al borrar la carpeta, entrar a arduino, cargar una aplicacion para la tarjeta NODEMCU y compilar y compilarme la aplicacion, me volvio a generar la misma carpeta pero con un tamaño de un poco mas de 7MB.

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Zaid Haymoor
Zaid Haymoor on 22 Oct 2018
I had this problem, and I have just solved it by going to C:\Users\Zaid\AppData\Local
then search for the folder arduino or arduino15
Uninstall the IDE then remove this folder, matlab changes the configuration of the IDE somewhere in this folder so it starts reading the boards from somewhere else,, after deleting the folder Arduino or arduino15 or both you can reinstall the arduino IDE and reconfigure the esp boards from boards manager after adding the jason extension from preferences as before and it will work


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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 29 Sep 2018


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Mursina Begum
Mursina Begum on 30 Oct 2019
Hi, I am new to nodemcu. When I was using ESP8266WiFi.h, I got the error "Error compiling for board NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module)" which said that Multiple libraries were found for ESP8266WiFi.h. I solved by simply put the void loop(){} empty function at the end of my code. Now It's working...


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