Make build-release


I am trying building the library, using the instructions, on macos. I installed the ndk r15c, exported ANDROID_NDK_ROOT, and run make install and make build-release . After sometime the latter fails with

* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':android-database-sqlcipher:buildNative'.
> A problem occurred starting process 'command 'ndk-build''

running the command manually says

Android NDK: Could not find application project directory !    
Android NDK: Please define the NDK_PROJECT_PATH variable to point to it. 

I tried setting it to point to the source folder but keep failing with

Android NDK: APP_PLATFORM not set. Defaulting to minimum supported version android-14.    
Android NDK: Your APP_BUILD_SCRIPT points to an unknown file:    

i also have ndk-build in the path

Did I miss something?

Thanks for the help

Hi @bblackbelt

There isn’t an install target, however, did you run make init before your call to make build-release? If not, you will need to do that.

Yes, sorry what I meant is make build-release after I ran make init.

Is there an ETA for the next release?


Hi @bblackbelt

You might try invoking the gradle task directly to see if it provides some additional output. We do not have a release date available at this time.

Hi @developernotes, thanks for the help. Gradle wasn’t picking up the PATH and therefore the task was failing. Forcing the path like


allowed me to build the aar


Hi @bblackbelt

Great, we are happy to hear you were able to build the software!