Building Android

The big task for this week is building Android from scratch.  The Google docs imply that it is now possible to build it on a Mac, although I’ve not had any luck so far.  Make fails with:

target Java: core (out/target/common/obj/JAVA_LIBRARIES/core_intermediates/classes)
libcore/luni/src/main/java/org/apache/harmony/luni/internal/net/www/protocol/http/HttpURLConnection.java:52: cannot find symbol
symbol  : class Msglocation: package org.apache.harmony.luni.util
import org.apache.harmony.luni.util.Msg;

The machine on which I used to do builds — an Ubuntu 10.10 install — no longer works, either.  Apparently Android will no longer compile on a 32-bit install.  Also, apparently, there’s no simple upgrade path from a 32-bit install to a 64-bit install.

 

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About bmeike
Android developer and evangelist in Oakland, CA

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