Problem with the Esp8266 boards manager?

if anyone else is having a problem updating the boards manager to use the esp8266 board this link

http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json is giving errors in the Arduino IDE when I put the URL in the prefrences.

bekathwia1 month ago

What does the error say?

I can't replicate this but another one student reports seeing an error but the software/boards working fine anyway, can you more thoroughly describe where in the process you're getting stuck?