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Setup Android development environment in Debian 7 (Wheezy)

In this post I’m going to describe the steps for setup the Android development environment in Debian 7 (Wheezy).

Firstly we are going to change the apt repository list, to do this we’ll edit the source.list file

We comment the line/s of the installations cd/s, in my case:

And in the end of each debian repostory urls we are going to add “non-free contrib”, for example:

After that, we need to install the build-essential package that we are going to need for compile some stuff  apt-get install build-essential.

The next step, only going to be needed if as me, you are using a 64-bit Debian distribution. For the proper functioning of the Android SDK we need to install the ia32-libs package. To do this, the Debian’s package manager need to know that we want to install packages for another architecture using the dpkg command.

The fourth line is optional, in my case both packages was been requested.

Now we just need to download the last eclipse (, the Android SDK (, uncompress these files, install the ADT plugin for ecplise from the update site ( and finally configure the ADT plugin setting where your SDK is.

I hope it helps!!