AAnkit AAnkit - 2 months ago 10
Android Question

Couldn't parse API file "frameworks/base/api/current.txt"

I tried adding some files in Android framework. Everything goes well, except in the end of compilation i am getting below error.

I tried make update-api too, but no luck, every time in compilation it is giving below errors. If anybody know how to overcome this, please let me know.

Docs droiddoc: out/target/common/docs/doc-comment-check
Checking API: checkapi-last
Checking API: checkapi-current
host layoutlib_create: out/host/common/obj/JAVA_LIBRARIES/temp_layoutlib_intermediates/javalib.jar
Couldn't parse API file "frameworks/base/api/current.txt"
...as text: com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiParseException: missing class or interface. got: private line 6342
...as XML: com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiParseException: Error parsing API
Couldn't parse API file "out/target/common/obj/PACKAGING/public_api.txt"
...as text: com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiParseException: missing class or interface. got: private line 6342
...as XML: com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiParseException: Error parsing API
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiCheck.checkApi(ApiCheck.java:118)
at com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiCheck.main(ApiCheck.java:67)

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You have tried to change the API from what has been previously approved.

To make these errors go away, you have two choices:
1) You can add "@hide" javadoc comments to the methods, etc. listed in the
errors above.

2) You can update current.txt by executing the following command:
make update-api

To submit the revised current.txt to the main Android repository,
you will need approval.
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Couldn't parse API file "out/target/common/obj/PACKAGING/public_api.txt"
...as text: com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiParseException: missing class or interface. got: private line 6342
...as XML: com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiParseException: Error parsing API
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiInfo.isConsistent(ApiInfo.java:60)
at com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiCheck.checkApi(ApiCheck.java:118)
at com.google.doclava.apicheck.ApiCheck.main(ApiCheck.java:67)

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You have tried to change the API from what has been previously released in
an SDK. Please fix the errors listed above.
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make: *** [out/target/common/obj/PACKAGING/checkapi-last-timestamp] Error 38
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make: *** [out/target/common/obj/PACKAGING/checkapi-current-timestamp] Error 38
-rw-r--r-- 1 aankit admin 9763299 Jan 31 14:21 out/target/common/obj/JAVA_LIBRARIES/framework_intermediates/classes.jar
Output: out/host/common/obj/JAVA_LIBRARIES/temp_layoutlib_intermediates/javalib.jar
Input : out/target/common/obj/JAVA_LIBRARIES/core_intermediates/classes.jar
Input : out/target/common/obj/JAVA_LIBRARIES/framework_intermediates/classes.jar
Found 7983 classes in input JARs.
Found 2260 classes to keep, 2143 class dependencies.
# deps classes: 2143
# keep classes: 2260
# renamed : 19
Created JAR file out/host/common/obj/JAVA_LIBRARIES/temp_layoutlib_intermediates/javalib.jar

Answer

The reason for this issue was ,

Cause :- I was adding private classes in Android Frameworks and these classes documentation/declarations must be added to “frameworks/base/api/current.txt”

Solution :- as per error logs, There are two solutions.

1) add @hide annotation in each method's Signature in each newly added file and its members.

2) use commands $ make update-api then $ make -j4 or either use $make update-api && make -j4 , and code should be compilable now.