2019-11-08
Failed to install android-sdk: “java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/xml/bind/annotation/XmlSchema”
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Question

When installing the android sdk tools the following error is emitted:

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/xml/bind/annotation/XmlSchema

Why is this happening and how can it be fixed?

Debug output:

$ java --version
java 9
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 9+181)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 9+181, mixed mode)
$ brew cask install android-sdk
==> Caveats
We will install android-sdk-tools, platform-tools, and build-tools for you.
You can control android sdk packages via the sdkmanager command.
You may want to add to your profile:
  'export ANDROID_SDK_ROOT=/usr/local/share/android-sdk'

This operation may take up to 10 minutes depending on your internet connection.
Please, be patient.

==> Satisfying dependencies
==> Downloading https://dl.google.com/android/repository/sdk-tools-darwin-3859397.zip
Already downloaded: /Users/tomasnovella/Library/Caches/Homebrew/Cask/android-sdk--3859397,26.0.1.zip
==> Verifying checksum for Cask android-sdk
==> Installing Cask android-sdk
==> Exception in thread "main"
==> java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/xml/bind/annotation/XmlSchema
==>     at com.android.repository.api.SchemaModule$SchemaModuleVersion.<init>(SchemaModule.java:156)
==>     at com.android.repository.api.SchemaModule.<init>(SchemaModule.java:75)
==>     at com.android.sdklib.repository.AndroidSdkHandler.<clinit>(AndroidSdkHandler.java:81)
==>     at com.android.sdklib.tool.SdkManagerCli.main(SdkManagerCli.java:117)
==>     at com.android.sdklib.tool.SdkManagerCli.main(SdkManagerCli.java:93)
==> Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlSchema
==>     at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClass(BuiltinClassLoader.java:582)
==>     at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.ClassLoaders$AppClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoaders.java:185)
==>     at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:496)
==>     ... 5 more
Error: Command failed to execute!

==> Failed command:
/usr/local/Caskroom/android-sdk/3859397,26.0.1/tools/bin/sdkmanager tools platform-tools build-tools;26.0.1

==> Standard Output of failed command:


==> Standard Error of failed command:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/xml/bind/annotation/XmlSchema
    at com.android.repository.api.SchemaModule$SchemaModuleVersion.<init>(SchemaModule.java:156)
    at com.android.repository.api.SchemaModule.<init>(SchemaModule.java:75)
    at com.android.sdklib.repository.AndroidSdkHandler.<clinit>(AndroidSdkHandler.java:81)
    at com.android.sdklib.tool.SdkManagerCli.main(SdkManagerCli.java:117)
Answer
1

I had a similar problem this morning (trying to build for Android using Unity3D). I ended up uninstalling JDK9 and installing Java SE Development Kit 8u144. Hope this helps.

  1. brew cask uninstall java # uninstall java9
  2. brew tap caskroom/versions
  3. brew cask install java8 # install java8
  4. touch ~/.android/repositories.cfg # without this file, error will occur on next step
  5. brew cask install android-sdk
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