Hisham Muneer Hisham Muneer - 3 months ago 127
Android Question

Manifest Merger error - tools:replace not working

Update:



I have tried everything. Is there something wrong with Manifest merger tool?


  • tools:replace

  • tools:remove

  • tools:ignore

  • tools:node



Unable to resolve the following error:



D:\AndroidStudioProjects\Iknowthis2\app\src\main\AndroidManifest.xml:29:9-36
Error: Attribute application@allowBackup value=(false) from AndroidManifest.xml:29:9-36 is also present at [com.sackcentury:shinebutton:0.1.5] AndroidManifest.xml:12:9-35 value=(true).
Suggestion: add 'tools:replace="android:allowBackup"'to <application> element at AndroidManifest.xml:27:5-73:19 to override.

D:\AndroidStudioProjects\Iknowthis2\app\src\main\AndroidManifest.xml:34:9-36
Error: Attribute application@supportsRtl value=(false) from AndroidManifest.xml:34:9-36 is also present at [com.sackcentury:shinebutton:0.1.5] AndroidManifest.xml:14:9-35 value=(true).
Suggestion: add 'tools:replace="android:supportsRtl"' to <application> element at AndroidManifest.xml:27:5-73:19 to override.


App's Original Manifest.xml - Before tools:replace



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
package="xyz">

<!-- Include following permission if you load images from Internet -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<!-- Include following permission if you want to cache images on SD card -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

<application
android:name=".ABC"
android:allowBackup="false"
android:fullBackupContent="false"
android:hardwareAccelerated="true"
android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:supportsRtl="false"
android:theme="@style/Theme"
tools:ignore="GoogleAppIndexingWarning,UnusedAttribute">


<activity
android:name="com.facebook.FacebookActivity"
android:configChanges="keyboard|keyboardHidden|screenLayout|screenSize|orientation"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.Translucent.NoTitleBar" />

<meta-data
android:name="com.facebook.sdk.ApplicationId"
android:value="@string/facebook_app_id" />

<activity
android:name=".activity.SignInActivity"
android:windowSoftInputMode="adjustPan">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
</application>

</manifest>


Library's Manifest.xml:



<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.sackcentury.shinebuttonlib">

<application android:allowBackup="true" android:label="@string/app_name"
android:supportsRtl="true">

</application>

</manifest>

Answer

In my case,

removing tools:ignore from the Manifest files and adding tools:replace="allowBackup,supportsRtl" worked for me.

Update:

One more solution looks promising, however I never tried it.

 <application
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"  <-- added tools on application tag
    android:name=".ABC"
    android:allowBackup="false"
    android:fullBackupContent="false"
    android:hardwareAccelerated="true"
    android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
    android:label="@string/app_name"
    android:supportsRtl="false"
    android:theme="@style/Theme"
    tools:replace="allowBackup,supportsRtl"
    tools:ignore="GoogleAppIndexingWarning,UnusedAttribute">