Saturday, July 30, 2011

Required packages for building an Android OS on Ubuntu

You're trying to install the required packages for building a complete Android Operating System from scratch. Upon pasting the commands from the official documentation, you get the following error:

E: Couldn't find package lib32ncurses5-dev
E: Couldn't find package lib32readline5-dev
E: Couldn't find package lib32z-dev
E: Couldn't find package mingw32

The list of required packages for building an Android OS is wrong. The correct packages are:

sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential \
zip curl zlib1g-dev libc6-dev lib64ncurses5-dev \
x11proto-core-dev libx11-dev lib64readline5-dev lib64z-dev \
libgl1-mesa-dev g++-multilib tofrodos

Note: This has been tested on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). YMMV.

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