KunYu Tsai KunYu Tsai - 3 months ago 22
Android Question

aapt ERROR getting 'android:name' attribute: attribute is not a string value

As my apk is generated I execute the command

aapt dump badging
on it. I keep receiving the following error:


application: label='Name' icon='res/drawable/icon_128x128.png'

application-debuggable launchable-activity:
name='co.package.name.MainActivity' label='Name' icon='' ERROR
getting 'android:name' attribute: attribute is not a string value


I've tried to add a label name for all activities and remove all other values-xxx folders under /res but in vain. However, if I create a whole new project and generate a new APK, the APK can be executed with the
aapt dump badging
command successfully.

I compared the printed message of both APK and found a main difference:

Message of Success apk:



application-label:'AppLabel'

application-icon-160:'res/drawable-xhdpi/icon_128x128.png'

application-icon-240:'res/drawable-xhdpi/icon_128x128.png'

application-icon-320:'res/drawable-xhdpi/icon_128x128.png'

application: label='AppLabel'
icon='res/drawable-xhdpi/icon_128x128.png'

application-debuggable
launchable-activity:
name='com.demo.testApp.MainActivity' label='' icon='



Message of Failed apk:



application-label:'MyApp'
application-label-ja:'MyApp'

application-label-de:'MyApp'
application-label-he:'MyApp'

application-label-zh:'MyApp'
application-label-fi:'MyApp'

application-label-nl:'MyApp'

..
.. (all languages would be attached, and finally the error occurs)
..

application: label='MyApp' icon='res/drawable/icon_128x128.png'
application-debuggable
launchable-activity:
name='com.name.myapp.MainActivity' label='MyApp' icon=''
ERROR
getting 'android:name' attribute: attribute is not a string value





----- Edit ------

I found there's no relevance to "Language" issue. I modified my Manifest file and make sure there is no such "application-label-XX" printed out, and the error is still the same.

Below is my Manifest file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="co.package.name"
android:versionCode="1"
android:versionName="1.0" >

<uses-sdk
android:minSdkVersion="8"
android:targetSdkVersion="17" />

<supports-screens android:anyDensity="true" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.SEND_SMS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />

<!-- Location -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />

<!-- Camera -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

<uses-feature
android:name="android.hardware.camera"
android:required="true" />
<uses-feature
android:name="android.hardware.camera.front"
android:required="false" />
<uses-feature
android:name="android.hardware.camera.autofocus"
android:required="false" />

<!-- GCM Necessary -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.VIBRATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />

<permission
android:name="co.package.name.permission.C2D_MESSAGE"
android:protectionLevel="signature" />

<uses-permission android:name="co.package.name.permission.C2D_MESSAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE" />

<!-- Calendar R/W -->
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CALENDAR" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR" />

<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@drawable/icon_128x128"
android:label="@string/app_name"
>
<!-- GCM meta-data -->
<meta-data
android:name="com.arrownock.push.SERVICE_TYPE"
android:value="GCM" />
<meta-data
android:name="com.arrownock.push.gcm.SENDER_ID"
android:value="@string/gcm_project_id" />
<meta-data
android:name="com.arrownock.push.APP_KEY"
android:value="@string/light_appkey" />

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

<activity
android:name=".Main"
android:launchMode="singleTask"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.SplashHP"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.SettingsHP"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.DEFAULT" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.LocationSelect"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.DEFAULT" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.SettingOptionAlarm"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.SettingOptionNotify"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.SettingOptionShare"
android:launchMode="singleTask"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />

<data
android:host="settingshare"
android:scheme="oauth" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.HpCalendar"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.SMSList"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.SMSEditor"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.SMSChooseToSend"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.ShareToFB"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.ActPOI"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>

<activity
android:name="com.facebook.LoginActivity"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>
<activity
android:name="co.package.name.LogInOutFB"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
</activity>

<activity
android:name="co.package.name.LoginTwitter"
android:launchMode="singleTask"
android:screenOrientation="portrait"
android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar.Fullscreen" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />

<data
android:host="t4jsample"
android:scheme="oauth" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>

<receiver
android:name="co.package.name.AlarmReceiver"
android:exported="true" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="@string/action_alarm" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
</intent-filter>
</receiver>

<!-- GCM Service -->
<receiver
android:name="com.arrownock.push.AnPushGCMReceiver"
android:permission="com.google.android.c2dm.permission.SEND" >
<intent-filter>

<action android:name="com.google.android.c2dm.intent.RECEIVE" />
<action android:name="com.google.android.c2dm.intent.REGISTRATION" />

<category android:name="co.package.name" />
</intent-filter>
</receiver>
<service android:name="com.arrownock.push.GCMIntentService" />

<receiver
android:name="co.package.name.ExtendedReceiver"
android:exported="true"
android:icon="@drawable/icon_128x128"
android:label="Receiver" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="com.arrownock.push.PushService.MSG_ARRIVAL" />
</intent-filter>
</receiver>
</application>

</manifest>


Maybe there's a wrong format or typo in my Manifest file?

------ Edit ----

I also consider maybe it's a issue of decoding. In my environment I use utf-8. Maybe something is wrong within the build process of transforming XML to binary file?

If there's anything unreasonable suspect on above I sincerely apologize. I've stuck on this issue three days and really can't reach a progress. Tried a lot of things and the error is always the same. Any suggestion or comment would be really appreciated.

Answer

Do you mean this may also be caused by a broken aapt tool?

Sure. The Android tools have had plenty of bugs, historically, and there's no reason to assume that aapt dump badging is somehow perfect. In fact, your very issue has already been filed as a bug. So, unless you are also seeing some problem in your app's execution that might be tied in here, I'd assume that aapt dump badging is the item with the issue, not necessarily your app.

If you have not yet updated to the R22 tools, you might do so, to see if this bug has been fixed and they simply have not closed the issue. If you are on the R22 tools, you might add a comment to that issue, pointing this out, and include a link to this SO question, so the tools team has another data point in terms of the problem.

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