Android Maven Could not find tool 'aapt'

i was trying to follow this tutorial:

http://www.gdgankara.org/2012/11/01/step-by-step-android-development-with-maven/

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  • but after setting up the environment, and create a project, at the “run as\maven install” step i got this:

    SLF4J: Failed to load class "org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder".
    SLF4J: Defaulting to no-operation (NOP) logger implementation
    SLF4J: See http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#StaticLoggerBinder for further details.
    [INFO] Scanning for projects...
    [INFO]                                                                         
    [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [INFO] Building tutorial 0.0.1-SNAPSHOT
    [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [INFO] 
    [INFO] --- android-maven-plugin:3.1.1:generate-sources (default-generate-sources) @ tutorial ---
    [INFO] ANDROID-904-002: Found aidl files: Count = 0
    [INFO] ANDROID-904-002: Found aidl files: Count = 0
    [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [INFO] BUILD FAILURE
    [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [INFO] Total time: 1.889s
    [INFO] Finished at: Sat May 18 00:32:12 CEST 2013
    [INFO] Final Memory: 8M/111M
    [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [ERROR] Failed to execute goal com.jayway.maven.plugins.android.generation2:android-maven-plugin:3.1.1:generate-sources (default-generate-sources) on project tutorial: Execution default-generate-sources of goal com.jayway.maven.plugins.android.generation2:android-maven-plugin:3.1.1:generate-sources failed: Could not find tool 'aapt'. Please provide a proper Android SDK directory path as configuration parameter <sdk><path>...</path></sdk> in the plugin <configuration/>. As an alternative, you may add the parameter to commandline: -Dandroid.sdk.path=... or set environment variable ANDROID_HOME. -> [Help 1]
    [ERROR] 
    [ERROR] To see the full stack trace of the errors, re-run Maven with the -e switch.
    [ERROR] Re-run Maven using the -X switch to enable full debug logging.
    [ERROR] 
    [ERROR] For more information about the errors and possible solutions, please read the following articles:
    [ERROR] [Help 1] http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAVEN/PluginExecutionException
    

    I’ve tried lot of times, but with no luck.
    I have Eclipse Juno on Windows7 64 bit, APK Tool installed and Maven 3.0.5.

    It seems a well known problem for maven staff:

    https://code.google.com/p/maven-android-plugin/issues/detail?id=104

    but it should be solved from ages…

    My Environment User variables:

    M2_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\apache-maven-3.0.5
    
    ANDROID_HOME=C:\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130514\sdk
    

    My Environment System variable:

    Path=......;%ANDROID_HOME%\tools;%ANDROID_HOME%\platform-tools;%ANDROID_HOME%\build-tools;%ANDROID_HOME%\platforms;%M2_HOME%\bin;%ANDROID_HOME%\build-tools\android-4.2.2
    

    Does anybody know how to workout this trap?

    thanks!

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    I also encountered the same problem when using latest ADT from google and trying to compile the bootstrap android platform.

    The latest r17 build separate out aapt to build-tools folder. Hence it is maven-android-plugin cannot support it.

    See issue discussed here.

    Tried and working:

    cd $ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools
    ln -s ../build-tools/android-4.2.2/aapt aapt
    ln -s ../build-tools/android-4.2.2/lib lib
    ln -s ../build-tools/android-4.2.2/aidl aidl
    

    Some installations may be structured using the API version:

    cd $ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools
    ln -s ../build-tools/17.0.0/aapt aapt
    ln -s ../build-tools/17.0.0/lib lib
    ln -s ../build-tools/17.0.0/aidl aidl
    

    Keep in mind that this is fixed in the latest version (>3.5.3) of the Android Maven Plugin, as other answers point out.

    Update:

    This has been resolved since Android Maven Plugin v3.6.0. For now you will only need these symlinks if you use IntelliJ v12.x. IntelliJ v13 EAP+ should work out of the box.

    Original answer:

    This has been fixed and will be released with Android Maven Plugin v3.5.4. See the github pull request:

    Upgraded AndroidSdk to use path and platform utilities from sdklib

    You can try validating the snapshot build which contains the fix by adding the following to your pom.xml:

    <plugin>
        <groupId>com.jayway.maven.plugins.android.generation2</groupId>
        <artifactId>android-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>3.5.4-SNAPSHOT</version>
        ...
    </plugin>
    ...
    <pluginRepositories>
      <pluginRepository>
        <id>oss.sonatype.org-jayway-snapshots</id>
        <name>Jayway OpenSource SNAPSHOTs on Sonatype.org</name>
        <url>http://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/jayway-snapshots/</url>
        <snapshots>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
        </snapshots>
      </pluginRepository>
    </pluginRepositories>
    

    Please provide feedback on the developer group:

    New snapshot for 3.5.4 available

    If you are using Windows, the symbolic linking can be done using mklink command.

    D:\>cd "Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk"
    
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk>cd platform-tools
    
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>mklink aapt.exe ..\build-tools\17.0.0\aapt.exe
    symbolic link created for aapt.exe <<===>> ..\build-tools\17.0.0\aapt.exe
    
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>mklink aidl.exe ..\build-tools\17.0.0\aidl.exe
    symbolic link created for aidl.exe <<===>> ..\build-tools\17.0.0\aidl.exe
    
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>mklink /d lib ..\build-tools\17.0.0\lib
    symbolic link created for lib <<===>> ..\build-tools\17.0.0\lib
    

    I get stuck with the same problem. Finally i managed to resolve the issue after two hours. To make it simple and resolve the issue in 5 minutes i listed the steps below

    Step 1 – In Eclipse update your Android Maven Plugin to 0.4.3.2013 using the beta release link
    http://rgladwell.github.io/m2e-android/updates/master/

    Step 2

         <plugin>
            <groupId>com.jayway.maven.plugins.android.generation2</groupId>
            <artifactId>android-maven-plugin</artifactId> 
            <version>3.6.1</version>
            <configuration>
                <sdk>
                    <platform>17</platform>
                </sdk> 
            </configuration>
        </plugin>
    

    It will solve the following issues

    "No Android Platform Version/API Level has been configured"

    Could not find tool 'aapt'

    Hope it helps

    I too had similar problems.

    Solved by following steps :

    1) Upgrade maven to 3.1.1
    2) Use android-maven-plugin 3.6.1 pr greater [I used 3.8.0]
    3) Use maven-dependency-plugin 2.8

    If you want to build against latest Android SDK [ex : 4.3], follow following additional steps –
    4) Install the local copy of android.jar using command mvn install:installFile ..
    5) Set 18

    Hope this helps.

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