Can't build first PlatformIO project - Adafruit Watchdog problem?

I’m converting a project I wrote in the Arduino IDE to PlatformIO, and running into problems. I’ve stripped the project down for an example to show that it won’t build. I think it’s due to the Adafruit IO Arduino library pulling in the SleepyDog library as a dependency, which isn’t being done in Arduino IDE?

Is there any way to force PlatformIO to not include SleepyDog, even though it’s listed as a dependency, since the code does work in Arduino IDE? Or do I need to do something else differently?


platform = espressif8266
build_flags = 
    -D VERSION=0.1.0
    -D DEBUG=1
lib_deps_external = 
    Adafruit SSD1306@^2.3.1
    Adafruit BME280 Library@^2.0.2
    Adafruit IO Arduino@^3.7.0
platform = ${common.platform}
board = esp12e
framework = arduino
; Build options
build_flags = 
    -D WIFI_SSID=\"myssid\"
    -D WIFI_PASS=\"mypassword\"
    -D IO_USERNAME=\"myusername\"
    -D IO_KEY=\"mykey\"
; Library options
lib_deps = 


#include <Arduino.h>
#include <Adafruit_BME280.h>
#include <Adafruit_GFX.h>
#include <Adafruit_SSD1306.h>
#include “AdafruitIO_WiFi.h”


void setup() {


void loop() {


The build shows SleepyDog as a dependency for Adafruit IO:

|-- <Adafruit IO Arduino> 3.7.0
| |-- <Adafruit MQTT Library> 1.3.0
| | |-- <Adafruit SleepyDog Library> 1.3.2
| | |-- <Adafruit FONA Library> 1.3.8
| | |-- <WiFi101> 0.16.0
| | | |-- <SPI> 1.0

Then I start getting failed builds for SleepyDog:

Compiling .pio\build\esp12e\lib8c7\Adafruit SleepyDog Library\utility\WatchdogAVR.cpp.o
In file included from C:\Users\mandr.platformio\lib\Adafruit SleepyDog Library\Adafruit_SleepyDog.cpp:27:0:
C:\Users\mandr.platformio\lib\Adafruit SleepyDog Library\Adafruit_SleepyDog.h:32:2: error: #error Unsupported platform for the Adafruit Watchdog library!
#error Unsupported platform for the Adafruit Watchdog library!
C:\Users\mandr.platformio\lib\Adafruit SleepyDog Library\Adafruit_SleepyDog.h:35:8: error: ‘WatchdogType’ does not name a type
extern WatchdogType Watchdog;

After lots more googling, it looks like you can just exclude the libraries in the platformio.ini file like this:

lib_ignore =
Adafruit SleepyDog Library

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