To install and configure the NDK, follow these steps:
- Download android ndk suitable for your platform from http://developer.android.com/ndk/downloads/index.html
$ mkdir ~/myndk
$ cd ~/myndk
$ wget -c https://dl.google.com/android/repository/android-ndk-r16b-linux-x86_64.zip
Now extract the zip as,
$ unzip android-ndk-r16b-linux-x86_64.zip
This will extract as “Extracting android-ndk-r10e” into folder “android-ndk-r10e” in present directory. When uncompressed, the NDK files are contained in a directory called
android-ndk-<version>. You can rename the NDK directory if necessary and you can move it to any location on your computer.
You are now ready to start working with the NDK.
- Export the NDK path into environment variables,
$ export PATH=$PATH:~/myndk/android-ndk-r16b
Check ndk-build is added into environment as,
$ which ndk-build /home/myuser/myndk/android-ndk-r16b/ndk-build