Circleci Local android /bin/bash: circle-android: command not found

I have an android project and I am trying to run circleci locally. Most of it is going fine until I get to android/start-emulator-and-run-tests.

Here is my yaml:

# Use the latest 2.1 version of CircleCI pipeline process engine.
# See:
# For a detailed guide to building and testing on Android, read the docs:
# for more details.
version: 2.1

# Orbs are reusable packages of CircleCI configuration that you may share across projects, enabling you to create encapsulated, parameterized commands, jobs, and executors that can be used across multiple projects.
# See:
  android: circleci/android@2.0
  gradle: circleci/gradle@2.2

# Define a job to be invoked later in a workflow.
# See:
  # Below is the definition of your job to build and test your app, you can rename and customize it as you want.
      - image: cimg/android:2022.07
          username: ${DOCKER_USERNAME}
          password: ${DOCKER_PASSWORD} 
    resource_class: large

    # Add steps to the job
    # See:
      # Checkout the code as the first step.
      - checkout
      # Setup files for build.
      - run:
          name: Setup variables for build
          command: |
            echo $GOOGLE_SERVICES_KEY_B64 | base64 --decode > app/google-services.json
      - run:
          name: Grant execute permission for gradlew
          command: |
            chmod +x gradlew
      - gradle/with_cache:
            - run:
                name: Building the APK
                command: ./gradlew -s assembleDriverDebug
      # The next step will run the unit tests
      - android/run-tests:
          test-command: ./gradlew testDriverDebugUnitTest --continue
      - android/save-gradle-cache:
          cache-prefix: v1a
      # Install Firebase tools needed for firebase emulator
      - run:
          name: Install firebase tools
          command: |
            curl -sL | bash
      # Then start firebase emulator in the background
      - run:
          name: Start firebase emulator
          command: |
            firebase emulators:start
          background: true
      # Then start the emulator and run the Instrumentation tests!
      - android/start-emulator-and-run-tests:
          post-emulator-launch-assemble-command: ./gradlew assembleDriverDebugAndroidTest
          test-command: ./gradlew connectedDriverDebugAndroidTest
          system-image: system-images;android-25;google_apis;x86
      # Then publish the artifacts of the Instrumentation tests!
      - store_artifacts:
          path: app/build/reports/androidTests/connected
          destination: reports
      # Then publish the artifacts of the Firebase emulator logs!
      - run:
          name: save firebase emulator logs
          command: |
            mkdir -p tmp/firebase_logs
            cp *.log tmp/firebase_logs
      - store_artifacts:
          path: tmp/firebase_logs
          destination: logs
      # Then publish the results of the Instrumentation tests!
      - store_test_results:
          path: app/build/outputs/androidTest-results/connected

# Invoke jobs via workflows
# See:
  sample: # This is the name of the workflow, feel free to change it to better match your workflow.
    # Inside the workflow, you define the jobs you want to run.
      - build-and-test

So all is good until it gets to android/start-emulator-and-run-tests. When its waiting for emulator it fails as its looking for “circle-android” but no command is found.
Here is the full error:

====>> Wait for the emulator to start
#!/bin/bash -eo pipefail
circle-android wait-for-boot

/bin/bash: circle-android: command not found
Exited with code exit status 127

Step failed

When I look at the documentation for android orb and look at the command for wait-for-boot:

 description: |
   Wait for the emulator to start.
   Requires the "circle-android" script to be present in PATH.
   - run:
       command: |
         circle-android wait-for-boot
       name: Wait for the emulator to start

I have no idea how to set the “circle-android” script.


Would it be possible to tell us more about how you are running this locally? Are you using runner or are you using the CLI to try to run this?

You can also see the source code at the bottom of any orb including the code being run when trying to run the circle-android command.

Kind Regards

I am using cli. The source code for the orb does not mention anything about “circle-android” just that it needs to be set. is “circle-android” an alias for adb or something else?

Hello @hmalik144,

Do you find what “circle-android” is ?