Bug 13507 - INTERNET permission required after 4.8 upgrade
Summary: INTERNET permission required after 4.8 upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Debugger ()
Version: 4.8.x
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dean.ellis
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-07-26 09:39 UTC by Ben Rogers
Modified: 2014-07-28 16:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Ben Rogers 2013-07-26 09:39:41 UTC
After the 4.8 upgrade, I ran our integration tests and encountered an issue when deploying an application. From the Visual Studio Output window:

> Couldn't connect to logcat, GetProcessId returned: 0

From the Android Device Log:

> Trying to initialize the debugger with options: --debugger-agent=
>   transport=dt_socket,loglevel=0,address=,server=y,
>   embedding=1
> Could not construct a socket for stdout and stderr; does your app
>   have the android.permission.INTERNET permission? Permission denied

Changing the project to require the INTERNET permission does correct the problem. However, I'm reporting the issue because:

1) The error doesn't occur in 4.7--only 4.8. I checked the release notes, but I didn't see any relevant behavioral changes.
2) The error only occurs when building the Release configuration. I'm able to build and deploy a Debug configuration successfully with 4.8.

I'm testing in Visual Studio on Windows 8. and deploying to a Galaxy Nexus emulator using the Intel x86 Atom System Image. The Intel HAXM hypervisor is installed and enabled. GPU emulation is enabled.
Comment 1 Jonathan Pryor 2014-07-28 16:04:28 UTC
The debugger requires the INTERNET permission so that the app can attach to the debugger. The INTERNET permission is only implicitly added in Debug builds; in all other configurations, the INTERNET permission is not added.