I’m trying to get set up with an Android development environment using IntelliJ in Ubuntu 12.04. I create an Android Application Module, but when I try to build, I get the following error:
android-apt-compiler: Cannot run program “/home/jon/Programs/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/aapt”: java.io.IOException: error=2, No such file or directory
Several hours of scouring the internet hasn’t helped.
By the way, I ran
locate aapt in the terminal and found that
aapt is located at
It appears that the latest update to the r22 SDK release moved aapt and the lib jar from the platform-tools to the build-tools directory. While we wait for JetBrains to release an update, here’s a quick fix using a couple of symbolic links:
From your AndroidSDK/platform-tools directory, run the following:
ln -s ../build-tools/17.0.0/aapt aapt ln -s ../build-tools/17.0.0/lib lib
…and IntelliJ should be able to compile as normal.
update your IntelliJ to 12.1.4 by using beta releases as the update channel
In Windows it is enough to copy only
The same problem occurred for me with android-studio. But, this probably applies to the IntelliJ IDE as well.
When checking the file location I saw, however, that
aapt was in the expected location.
In my case the issue was that I was running a 64-bit Ubuntu linux system which cannot execute the 32-bit
Installing 32-bit compatibility libraries solved this issue in my case:
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
i solve it with this to line commands
ln -s ~/Programs/android-sdk-linux/build-tools/17.0.0/aapt ~/Programs/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/aapt ln -s ~/Programs/android-sdk-linux/build-tools/17.0.0/lib ~/Programs/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/lib
I also noticed it.
ADT has been updated and they added this new build-tools where they moved everything.
Intellijidea is not updating paths so it’s searching aapt in the old path.
I don’t know how to solve it, so let me know if you find a solution…
I think that you have only 2 options:
1) Use Android Build studio: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html
2) Copy (this is dirty but works) all content from build-tools/17.0.0/ to platform-tools/ and it will build
To complain to Jetbrains, go here: http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-107311
I reckon more votes will be a faster fix.
Thanks for the tip! On a mac running the Android 4.2.2 SDK, this worked great. You’ll just need to update your paths accordingly. E.g.
ln -s ../build-tools/android-4.2.2/lib lib
ln -s ../build-tools/android-4.2.2/aapt aapt
I ran into this issue but with android-maven-plugin
and as a variant of your item #2 rather than copying the file(s) I simply created a symbolic/soft link for aapt
cd platform-tools ln -s ../build-tools/17.0.0/aapt ./
This approach seemed to get all my builds functioning again.
Clone the android-maven-plugin on GitHub and install it in your repo
git clone https://github.com/jayway/maven-android-plugin.git
mvn clean install
Then update your pom to use version 3.5.4-SNAPSHOT of the plugin.
Everything should work properly !
I ran these three commands and my problem was resolved
mklink "%ANDROID_HOME%\platform-tools\aapt.exe" "%ANDROID_HOME%\build-tools.0.0\aapt.exe" mklink /D "%ANDROID_HOME%\platform-tools\lib" "%ANDROID_HOME%\build-tools.0.0\lib" mklink "%ANDROID_HOME%\platforms\android-17\tools" "%ANDROID_HOME%\build-tools.0.0\aidl.exe"
If you haven’t set ANDROID_HOME Environmental variable the replace %ANDROID_HOME% with the path to your android SDK e.g. C:\Android\android-sdk
On Mac OS you need to
$ cd platform-tools $ ln -s ../build-tools/android-4.2.2/aapt aapt $ ln -s ../build-tools/android-4.2.2/lib lib
Goodlife once again.
Just incase of such an error clean project and you are good to go.