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how to install android developer platform

Postby Geomint on Thu May 20, 2010 4:00 pm

Ok being somewhat new to Linux I am having trouble figuring out how to install the development platform from google for their phone OS called Android.
(I want to install it so I can develop an app for Android phones.)
The google android Linux SDK can be found here
http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
They have a TGZ file.

I see no reference to android developer environment in either synaptic package installer or software installer.

I gather that mint hasn't put it on their approved app packages yet?

So how does one manually install a package like that?

And I confess I have now realized I am not sure of the difference between the package manager and the software manager in Mint.
(Helena)

Does one retrieve prescreened/approved software packages from online and put them on your computer and the other install them on the computer?

this thread didn't really help but I read it:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=33518&p=194272&hilit=android#p194272

Again what I am really asking here is in general how do you install a package through a tgz or DEB or bin that yuo have to manually download?
(My specific intent is the Android SDK but I wan tto know how to do it for other software I only can get by manually downloading the tgz or deb)

Thanks
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Re: how to install android developer platform

Postby dawgdoc on Fri May 21, 2010 11:48 am

Geomint wrote:Again what I am really asking here is in general how do you install a package through a tgz or DEB or bin that yuo have to manually download?
(My specific intent is the Android SDK but I wan tto know how to do it for other software I only can get by manually downloading the tgz or deb)

Thanks


Installing the deb files will be the easiest. You can double click on the file.
Hereis a post by vrkalak that has links to compiling from source( .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 files), installing bin files and even rpm files, as well as the Ubuntu guide.
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Re: how to install android developer platform

Postby Geomint on Fri May 21, 2010 5:21 pm

thank you !
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