4. June 2017

Workaround: Failed to activate the platformio-ide package

PlatformIO was working without any problem, but after several updates, there was following error message:

Failed to activate the platformio-ide package

The bug is also mentioned at GitHub. It seems that the bug has a relation to the default OS shell.

Try following workaround (it worked for my Linux/ZSH):

  • change default shell to Bash
    sudo chsh -s /bin/bash YOUR_LOGIN
    
  • start Platform IO IDE
  • revert the shell back to your favorite
    sudo chsh -s /usr/bin/zsh YOUR_LOGIN
    

This solution worked for me. Let me know whether you have the same experience.

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