Install Arduino IDE 1.8.2 on Linux




When I tried to install the Arduino IDE 1.8.2 on Linux like the
guidance on the Arduino website proposes, the install script returns multiple errors and i got very frustrated.

To prevent others from getting in that mood, I will share my solution, which i found, with you.

You only have to make little changes in the script and the installation will run flawlessly. This tutorial is for version 1.8.2 !

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Step 1: Download the Arduino IDE

Go to => Software and download the package which fits to your system.

Step 2: Extract

Go to your Downloads directory and right-click on the downloaded arduino-1.8.2-linux64.tar.xz file or whatever your file is called.
Then click extract here and wait until you see two Arduino folders.

Step 3: Open Terminal

Go to your Downloads directory with
cd Downloads

and delete the compressed file with

sudo rm -r arduino-1.8.2-linux64.tar.gz

Then move your extracted Arduino file into the opt directory with

sudo mv arduino-1.8.2 /opt

Change into /opt directory and into the Arduino folder

cd /opt/arduino-1.8.2

Edit the script with

sudo nano

Search in the script for the line "RESOURCE_NAME=cc.arduino.arduinoide" and change it to "RESOURCE_NAME=arduino-arduinoide".

Step 4: Installation

Now make the script executable with the command

sudo chmod +x

and execute it with


Now you will not see any errors or bugs for the installation and you have the Arduino IDE flawlessly installed!

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    4 months ago

    On linux 1.8.8/linux64 version, you may have to navigate to the arduino-1.8.8 folder inside an outer, once you've moved things to /opt. However, as things turn out, there's no need to change the RESOURCE_NAME, it's already as one wants it.


    4 months ago

    Thank you so very much !
    I needed this......

    Good idea. It gives a few more options on how to setup an Arduino.