Common system build errors

These are the systemimage build errors most commonly seen in the Halium community. If you have found and fixed a new error, please document the steps that you have taken to fix it.

signapk.jar missing

error: 'out/host/linux-x86/framework/signapk.jar', needed by 'out/target/product/kenzo/obj/APPS/TimeService_intermediates/package.apk', missing and no rule to make it

All APKs and Java libraries should be removed from the Makefiles in vendor/[manufacturer]/[device] and device/[manufacturer]/[device]. The setup script will take care of this for you normally. In case you want to do it manually, simply commenting them out is enough, but you can remove them entirely. An example of these changes can be found at remove APKs on Lyudmila17/android_device_motorola_athene.

Also check the vendor folders of your dependencies.

Undefined or missing bluetooth headers


add example of error message

Some devices require bluetooth headers which aren’t synced by default. This can be fixed by adding the following repository to the device manifest:

<project path="system/bt" name="android_system_bt" remote="los" revision="cm-14.1" />


find: ‘device/*/generic’: No such file or directory
find: ‘device/unknown’: No such file or directory
find: ‘device/android’: No such file or directory
halium/hybris-boot/ ********************* /boot appears to live on ERROR: *fstab* not found
halium/hybris-boot/ ********************* /data appears to live on ERROR: *fstab* not found
halium/hybris-boot/ *** There should be a one and only one device entry for HYBRIS_BOOT_PART and HYBRIS_DATA_PART.

Make sure you rerun the initialization commands before trying to build. The Makefile depends on the environment set up immediately before by So if running in a build environment such as Emacs, be sure to set your compile command to something like source build/ && breakfast [codename] && make [target].

Flex locale error

[ 19% 2365/12156] Lex: checkpolicy <= external/selinux/libsepol/cil/src/cil_lexer.l
FAILED: /bin/bash -c "prebuilts/misc/linux-x86/flex/flex-2.5.39 -o/home/peter/docs/devel/halium.amami/out/host/linux-x86/obj/STATIC_LIBRARIES/libsepol_intermediates/cil/src/cil_lexer.c external/selinux/libsepol/cil/src/cil_lexer.l"
flex-2.5.39: loadlocale.c:130: _nl_intern_locale_data: Assertion `cnt < (sizeof (_nl_value_type_LC_TIME) / sizeof (_nl_value_type_LC_TIME[0]))' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)

This seems to be a problem with locales and the prebuilt flex. You can avoid this by using the flex installed on your host:

export USE_HOST_LEX=yes
make systemimage

Missing bison error

[  1% 322/20069] Yacc: checkpolicy <= external/selinux/checkpolicy/policy_parse.y
FAILED: /bin/bash -c "prebuilts/misc/linux-x86/bison/bison -d -v --defines=/home/builder/workdir/out/host/linux-x86/obj/EXECUTABLES/checkpolicy_intermediates/policy_parse.h -o /home/builder/workdir/out/host/linux-x86/obj/EXECUTABLES/checkpolicy_intermediates/policy_parse.c external/selinux/checkpolicy/policy_parse.y"
/bin/bash: prebuilts/misc/linux-x86/bison/bison: No such file or directory

The error message is very misleading here. The issue stems from the bison shipped with halium-7.1 at prebuilts/misc/linux-x86/bison/bison being 32-bit only, with the host system lacking 32-bit compatibility.

The fix is to install 32-bit support for Ubuntu via:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386