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Platformio.ini not updated when installing library to package

Hi,

I’m a little brand new to platformio (w/ VS Code) and rather sleep deprived as I’m typing this. So apologies if this is a stupid question.

When I go to the library manager and select install to... under the install button, I see a library that’s added to the .pio/libdeps/boardname/libname folder but platformio.ini is not updated, as the UI sort of seems to indicate should happen.

If this isn’t the way to install libraries, what is?

Good question, I dont know why the Platformio.ini does not upddate by itself, but when I stop to think about this might sound like a very dangerous idea, to allow Library Manager to change things into platformio.ini since this file is very important.

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but here, this is what you should add on your file for the libraries you downloaded to work.

Not having the library manager edit the platformio.ini file is a little weird. That file format is designed to be edited by machine as well as humans. For the PlatformIO CLI, there is a Python library in configparser and for the VS Code plugin, there is a Node.js library in ini.

But meanwhile, if I had to manually do this, how do I get the correct name of the library from the library manager? Should I put quotes around the library names? And how do I specify versions? Is there a version upgrade tool on a per-project level that checks if upgrading each package to a newer version causes compiler conflicts? I think this too ought to be a feature of PlatformIO.