[mythtv] Android clean-up

David Engel david at istwok.net
Wed Aug 8 16:11:40 UTC 2018

On Wed, Aug 08, 2018 at 11:56:52AM -0400, Peter Bennett wrote:
> On 08/07/2018 05:16 PM, David Engel wrote:
> > I have one caveat for anyone who wants to use your packages or anyone
> > else's packages for that matter.  Android won't replace an existing
> > package with another one if the signature changes.  If you want to
> > install a new version from a new package "source", you need to
> > uninstall the old version first.  Since most of the configuration is
> > kept in the database, that's not a showstopper, but it is an
> > annoyance.
> > 
> > I ran into this myself when testing a full build yesterday for John.
> > I had to copy the debug.keystore file from original, .android
> > directory to avoid the uninstall step.
> There is no keystore in my ~/android directory, although the Readme.md says
> I should have a keystore and a release keystore.

It's in the ~/.android directory, not ~/android.  The one with the dot.

> I assume that if the person installing has allowed installations from
> unknown sources that this is OK.
> Do I need a keystore or can I leave it out and distribute unsigned apk
> files? Presumable that would avoid the problem mentioned above?

I don't know.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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