Basic Ionic Setup | Build error

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have done the following:

  1. Installed Node.js
  2. Installed Cordova and Ionic command-line tools
  3. Downloaded and installed Android SDK Tools for Linux (also downloaded Tools, Platform-tools, Build-tools, SDK Platform for API 19 and API 17)
  4. Set environment variables ANDROID_HOME and ANT_HOME
  5. Installed some dependencies and libraries for 32-bit because I am running a 64-bit architecture

I try to create a new project as follows:

  1. $ ionic start myApp tabs
  2. $ cd myApp
  3. $ ionic platform add android
  4. $ ionic build android

The last step is where all the trouble starts. It just won’t build!
Initially build.xml wasn’t created, so I copied the one within the ant directory to the project’s root directory.
Then it was and then AndroidManifest.xml with the same issue.

When I now try to build, I get the same error.

                    throw e;
Error code 1 for command: ant with args: debug,-f,/home/rajat/Documents/ionic/myApp3/platforms/android/build.xml,-Dout.dir=ant-build,-Dgen.absolute.dir=ant-gen
ERROR building one of the platforms: Error: /home/rajat/Documents/ionic/myApp3/platforms/android/cordova/build: Command failed with exit code 1
You may not have the required environment or OS to build this project

Running ant debug yields the following:

/home/rajat/Documents/ionic/android-sdk/tools/ant/build.xml:720: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/rajat/Documents/ionic/android-sdk/tools/ant/build.xml:734: Compile failed; see the compiler error output for details.

Some tinkering around has at times shown an error for CordovaLib. I don’t know which one is more relevant.
I’ve been going through a lot of forums but to no avail and am opening this topic as a last resort.

I hope this can be resolved somehow.