Description of Problem:
Whenever I try to build in Release mode, I get:
Error executing task GenerateJavaStubs: Could not load assembly 'Xamarin.Android.Support.v4, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken='. Perhaps it doesn't exist in the Mono for Android profile?
Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Create an Forms app, add package Android Support v4
2. Set linker to Link all (Release)
4. Build in Release mode
/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/External/xbuild/Xamarin/Android/Xamarin.Android.Common.targets: Error: Error executing task GenerateJavaStubs: Could not load assembly 'Xamarin.Android.Support.v4, Version=22.214.171.124, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken='. Perhaps it doesn't exist in the Mono for Android profile?
How often does this happen?
I have checked this issue and I am able to reproduce it. To reproduce this, I have followed steps mentioned in the bug description.
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 5.5 (build 227)
Installation UUID: 1a096c6f-0678-402e-89b2-a2c10f7e80e4
Mono 3.10.0 ((detached/47db868)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 310000019
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 6.0.1 (6528)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 126.96.36.199 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2014-10-03 00:25:37-0400
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 4.18.0 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/360_macmini/Desktop/android-sdk-macosx
Supported Android versions:
2.1 (API level 7)
2.2 (API level 8)
2.3 (API level 10)
3.1 (API level 12)
3.2 (API level 13)
4.0 (API level 14)
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.1 (API level 16)
4.2 (API level 17)
4.3 (API level 18)
4.4 (API level 19)
4.4.87 (API level 20)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-462, mixed mode)
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Version: 188.8.131.52 (Business Edition)
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 505000227
Git revision: 7b721eeec7a2fa4c4f4de0ecd2aed4dc25edac95
Build date: 2014-10-02 15:53:38-04
Xamarin addins: 99ed56b428b31eba1efaace4d82188d6f334e6ca
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.9.4
Darwin ShrutiMac.local 13.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0
Tue Jun 3 21:27:35 PDT 2014
I just tested this with a slightly different environment, which worked for me.
BUT, I noticed that the Xamarin.Android.Support.v4 package had an update available, so I updated it (v19.0.2 > v184.108.40.206) and now I get the same error.
The "problem" is the <LinkAssemblies/> task, which is entirely removing the Xamarin.Android.Support.v4.dll assembly.
*** Bug 23727 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
this now fixed in master by commits
*** Bug 23919 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***