The Android build is routinely tested on recent versions of Ubuntu (6.06 and later), but reports of successes or failures on other distributions are welcome.

Ubuntu Linux (32-bit x86)

To set up your Linux development environment, make sure you have the following:
  • Required Packages:
    • Git 1.5.4 or newer and the GNU Privacy Guard.
    • JDK 5.0, update 12 or higher.Java 6 is not supported, because of incompatibilities with @Override.
    • flex, bison, gperf, libsdl-dev, libesd0-dev, libwxgtk2.6-dev (optional), build-essential, zip, curl.
$ sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg sun-java5-jdk (只可以用5,6不行) flex bison gperf libsdl-dev libesd0-dev libwxgtk2.6-dev build-essential zip curl libncurses5-dev zlib1g-dev
  • You might also want Valgrind, a tool that will help you find memory leaks, stack corruption, array bounds overflows, etc.
$ sudo apt-get install valgrind
  • Intrepid ( 8.10) users may need a newer version of libreadline:

$ sudo apt-get install lib32readline5-dev


$ curl  >~/bin/repo

$ chmod a+x ~/bin/repo
$ mkdir mydroid
$ cd mydroid
Runrepo initto bring down the latest version of Repo with all its most recent bug fixes. You must specify a URL for the manifest:
$ repo init -u git://
    • If you would like to check out a branch other than "master", specify it with -b, like:
      $ repo init -u git:// -b cupcake