So it seems like platformio on atom conflicts with the windows-build-tools available on npm. If I install the windows-build-tools after platformio it breaks platformio. If I install platformio after it breaks windows-build-tools. I think it has something to do with python and how platformio stores python27 in a non-accessible area on the root drive. It’s also uninstalling other versions of python I have on my system. Anyone else want to confirm before I submit a bug?
If you can think of a work around, I’m all ears.
Which version of Python do you see in both cases?
Python 2.7.14 in both cases, but windows build-tools-installs python to the c:\Users<user>.windows-build-tools\python27\ directory instead of the root.
I fixed the issue by installing platformio after windows-build-tools and then granting myself full permission recursively to the c:\python27 directory and adding that directory to my path, but honestly this kind of seems like a bug. Why does platformio uninstall the other version of python? Why does it install to the root and set funny permissions?
- We DO NOT UNINSTALL something from your system including Python
- We DO NOT CHANGE permissions.
See source code GitHub - platformio/platformio-node-helpers: Collection of Node.JS helpers for PlatformIO.Org