Android : Install Eclipse Plugins Fedora

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Installing Android Development Tools on Fedora x86_64

For Android developent on Fedora you'll need the following:

  1. Eclipse
  2. Android Eclipse Plugin
  3. Android Software Development Kit

Installing Eclipse onto Fedora 14 - X86_64

  1. Start with a clean install of Fedora 14, preferably from a live CD. For my examples I used the 64 bit edition.
  2. When the install is complete, open a terminal window and run yum update to bring your system up to date. You may have to reboot once this is done.
  3. Install Eclipse (Helios 3.6.1) with the command yum groupinstall "Fedora Eclipse".
  4. That's it! You can now use Eclipse to build C, C++ or Java programs.

Installing the Android Eclipse Plugin

  1. From the Eclipse Help menu select Install New Software
  2. Click on Available Software Sites and check the box next to then click Ok
  3. Back in the Available Software window click on the Add button and add the Android repository

  4. Check the box for Developer Tools

  5. Once you review what will be downloaded, you'll need to check the box next to Accept the License then click Finish. Downloading of the plugin should start.
  6. When the download completes you'll need to restart Eclipse.

Installing the Android SDK

  1. You may need to install some 32 bit libraries if you're using 64 bit Fedora as I am.
    yum install glibc.i686 glibc-devel.i686 libstdc++.i686 zlib-devel.i686\
     ncurses-devel.i686 libX11-devel.i686 libXrender.i686 libXrandr.i686
  2. Download the SDK from
  3. I downloaded the file android-sdk_r10-linux_x86.tgz
  4. Unarchive the file using "tar xvzf android-sdk_r10-linux_x86.tgz"
  5. You now have a directory named android-sdk-linux_x86/
  6. Start Eclipse and from the Window menu select Preferences
  7. Select Android and enter the location of your SDK and click Ok

  8. From the Window menu select Android ADK and AVD Manager. Then select Available Packages.

  9. Check the packaged you want to install. I selected
    • Documentation for Android SDK, API 11, revision 1
    • SDK Platform Android 2.2, API 8, revision 2
    • Samples for SDK API 8, revision 1

  10. Click Install Selected and the download will begin.

  11. When the downloads complete, check the Installed Packages

  12. Now select Virtual Devices. You should see one Android device configured.

  13. Click the Edit button to verify the setup.

  14. You can then click on the Start button to see your Android phone in action

  15. Congratulations, you're now ready to develop Android applications for the 2.2 platform.