[CentOS] Somewhat off topic: Building Android on CentOS 5.4

Paul R. Ganci ganci at nurdog.com
Sun Feb 7 06:32:08 UTC 2010

I asked this question on android-platform at googlegroups.com but never 
received a response. I suspect most (if not all) people compiling the 
Android platform are using some version of Ubuntu ... hence the lack of 
response. I would not normally cross post but am hopeful that another 
CentOS 5.4 user (not on the android-platform forum) might have 
successfully built the Android platform. I would be extremely grateful 
if he or she could publish the procedure they used to do so. In any 
event here is the motivation of why I want to build the Android platform 
and a description of the problem I encountered:

I have a Samsung Moment which the Android module adb will not detect due 
to a bug in usb_linux.c. Therefore I have been trying to compile a 
patched version of adb on Centos 5.4. I have followed these instructions 
in effort to build adb on cupcake:
> > cd $HOME/download/android
> > repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git -b cupcake
> > repo sync
> > cd system/core/adb
> > patch -b usb_linux.c usb_linux.c.patch
> > cd ../../..
> > make adb

build/core/product_config.mk:261: WARNING: adding test OTA key
/bin/bash: line 0: cd: 
dalvik/libcore//mnt/home/ganci/download/android//dalvik/libcore:/ No 
such file or directory
/bin/bash: line 0: cd: 
dalvik/libcore//mnt/home/ganci/download/android//dalvik/libcore:/ No 
such file or directory
No such file or directory
make: execvp: /bin/bash: Argument list too long
make: *** No rule to make target `dalvik/libcore//mnt/home/ganci/
download/android/dalvik/libcore/sub.mk'. Stop.

Everything works until the make. I have tried several different 
variations including making everything but everytime it seems the make 
is very confused about the directory structure. It is as if make is 
concatenating the relative directory dalvik/libcore with the full path 
/mnt/home/ganci/download/android/dalvik/libcore. I am open to suggestions.


Paul (ganci at nurdog.com)

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