I have configured the VSTS agent on my MacBook Pro and it works perfectly when I manually run it (using
In your agent folder, there is a file named runsvc.sh. Add your export in there. You'll see a commented-out line prompting you where to put your env setup:
# insert anything to setup env when running as a service export ANDROID_HOME=/Users/$(whoami)/Library/Android/sdk
Make sure to restart the service.
.bash_profile doesn't work for you is because the service doesn't have access to that when it runs.
I had the same problem and found the solution here: https://github.com/Microsoft/vsts-tasks/issues/1726#issuecomment-219725321
For those developing with Xamarin, you'll typically need this instead:
# insert anything to setup env when running as a service export ANDROID_HOME=/Users/$(whoami)/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx