I am building a package of the Arduino IDE
for a live CD I'm building; I'm trying to make upgrading things easier when it happens instead of chasing file all over the place. When I wrote and tested the menu file (to make things show up in the menu), it barfed with the following syntax error:
/usr/share/menu/arduino: 1: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")
Execution of /usr/share/menu/arduino generated no output or returned an error.
I've examined line 1 multiple times, then moved to looking through the entire file, and didn't find anything. I've reproduced the entire file below.
I looked at other menu files to see if I missed something (my first thought was maybe someone made a typo in the guide I was using, and you need quotes around the package name, but other menu files did not have quotes as well), but there was nothing immediately obvious.
I built things using Kubuntu 8.04 KDE4 Remix and tested in in Xubuntu 8.10 Beta in VirtualBox (so as not to ruin things by accident).