JTT JTT - 3 years ago 244
Android Question

Android Studio Won't Use Brew Cask Android-SDK Directory

We try to maintain scripts to rapidly onboard new developers and maintain consistency across teams/members. We used to install the Android SDK and NDK tools via command line as part of our scripts, download all the platforms we need and tools, and then setup android studio to use them. Since the release of Android 26 this doesn't seem possible and Android wants it to all be done via Studio. Is there any reason why the below scenario would not work?

Mac OSX
Android Studio: 2.3.3 - Installed via

brew cask install android-studio
(Homebrew)

Android-SDK 26: Installed via
brew cask install android-sdk


Android rc file (sourced in bash_profile)

export ANDROID_SDK_ROOT=/usr/local/share/android-sdk
export ANDROID_HOME=/usr/local/share/android-sdk/
export ANDROID_NDK_HOME=/usr/local/share/android-ndk


Steps to reproduce:


  1. Install above dependencies using homebrew cask.

  2. Update environment variables (export them in bash profile or the like).

  3. Open android studio - It should prompt to install the SDK.

  4. Attempt to use the
    share
    sdk (android sdk root path above).

  5. Android Studio says sdks is not valid nor empty.


JTT JTT
Answer Source

For osx and the new Android Studio (2.3.3 at this time) the sdk is now in ~/Library/Android/platforms and the tools are in ~/Library/Android/platform-tools so add those to our path instead of using brew.

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