Originally Posted by MAD Industries
After waiting for way too long to have apk manager working on OSX, (so i can do my themeing natively instead of GFX in OSX and compiling in windows/linux) I have decided to port it myself. This has only been tested on an intel-based core 2 duo mac running snow leopard 10.6.8.
First, to the OP, Thanks for this!!!!
I had been casually working on my own port from the windows version, but now there's really no need. I've tested briefly on OSX 10.7.1, mid-2009 c2d macbook pro, 64-bit, and it seems to work great so far.
Originally Posted by chaostic_2k1
Wouldn't run out the box. Had to add my adb to path (might be easier just including adb in the "other" folder, as adb is resource-independent and nothing has to be installed for adb to work on a mac [Just download and run]).
The other is "sox". Seems to be a open-source command line audio converter, right? Not part of the standard OSX install. The apkmanger should either disable any sox related (It already does on reading the script), in which case it should be removed as a hard error, or include it in the other folder.
For the adb error, uhm, really? Anyone that's going to be using this should have the knowledge/ability to add adb to their path. And yeah, I know, it sounds like you were just trying to give the OP a pointer to make it idiot proof, but this really seems like the bare minimum knowledge requirement that someone should have if they're going to use a tool like this.
For anyone that doesn't know, here's one easy way (on osx there are about a million ways to add to $PATH) to add adb to your $PATH:
edit your bash profile file (create a new file if it doesn't exist yet) here: ~/.bash_profile
Add the following:
(Technically only the second one is necessary for adb to function, I recommend adding them both for quick ddms access too.)
The sox issue on the other hand I can understand, since its not included with OSX. But it is simple enough to install SOX with all dependencies using macports
. If you plan on doing anything at all with android development, hacking, modding, etc., on OSX, using one of these tools is absolutely essential. I personally use homebrew, because its immensely faster than macports on my laptop, and homebrew will use OSX's default x11, python, etc. binaries, whereas macports will compile its own second copy of x11, python, etc..
POSIXLY_CORRECT=1 sudo port install sox
Anyway, hopefully someone finds this useful, else I'll just come back and delete the post in a few days.