Andorid SDK is a 32-bit application and needs some extra works to run on a 64-bit Arch Linux.
Instead of installing from AUR, I downloaded standalone Andorid SDK. Android Studion couldn’t run adb which I finally realized that it’s a 32-bit application and can’t run on my 64-bit system. On Ubuntu it will be solved by installing
ia32-lib package but it seems that there is no easy alternative for Arch currently.
There are two ways to run a 32-bit application on a 64-bit Arch system:
lib32-*package from the multilib repository
- Creating a 32-bit chroot
I prefer the first one which seems easier. I enabled multilib repository but what 32-bit packages required by adb? I took a look at the following AUR package PKGBUILD files:
And installed all 32-bit dependencies mentioned in them:
# pacman -S lib32-alsa-lib lib32-openal lib32-libstdc++5 lib32-libxv \ lib32-mesa lib32-sdl lib32-fontconfig lib32-libpulse \ lib32-gcc-libs lib32-zlib lib32-ncurses swt
Then I was able to start developing my Android app.