Android PhoneGap SetupTask cannot be found

30 December 2010

I was building an Android app using PhoneGap, but couldn’t get it to build. It was failing to build the Java stuff because the path to the SDK was wrong.

I kept getting error:

framework/build.xml:49: taskdef class cannot be found

It’s because my PATH environment variable was wrong. Specifically, it had trailing slashes.

This was on Ubuntu/Linux.

Got the same problem? Try this to see if it is a problem with slashes:

which android

Did the path have a double slash like: android-sdk-linux_x86/tools//android

echo $PATH

Do you have a path in there to the Android SDK tools directory which ends with a slash? Get rid of that slash and try again. You’re welcome.

Filed under: Android — Scott @ 1:20 pm