"Cannot import serial" in Arduino IDE but running the script with python works

itsyonas
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"Cannot import serial" in Arduino IDE but running the script with python works

Postby itsyonas » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:30 pm

Hello,
I have been trying to get a sample sketch in the Arduino IDE to compile but I always get:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/yonas/.arduino15/packages/esp32/tools/esptool_py/2.6.1/esptool.py", line 37, in <module>
    import pyserial
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'pyserial'
Multiple libraries were found for "WiFi.h"
 Used: /home/yonas/.arduino15/packages/esp32/hardware/esp32/1.0.4/libraries/WiFi
 Not used: /app/Arduino/libraries/WiFi
exit status 1
Error compiling for board AI Thinker ESP32-CAM.
But if I just run it from my console like "python esptool.py" I don't get any errors, and it just shows me the help page, and I have tested that with all installed python versions, so I have no clue anymore what is going on, or how to resolve this issue.

Thank you for any help.

mrburnette
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Re: "Cannot import serial" in Arduino IDE but running the script with python works

Postby mrburnette » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:15 pm

If you use Arduino, you will overwrite Python and will have to use the Espressif flash tool to reload the Python binary interpreter.

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