Getting error while doing 'cordova build android --release'

I am getting a weird error for the build command in android.

error says

What went wrong:
Failed to create component for 'dialog' reason: java.awt.HeadlessException
> java.awt.HeadlessException (no error message)

cordova.gradle

def doPromptForPassword(msg) {
    if (System.console() == null) {
        def ret = null
        new SwingBuilder().edt {
            dialog(modal: true, title: 'Enter password', alwaysOnTop: true, resizable: false, locationRelativeTo: null, pack: true, show: true) {
                vbox {
                    label(text: msg)
                    def input = passwordField()
                    button(defaultButton: true, text: 'OK', actionPerformed: {
                        ret = input.password;
                        dispose();
                    })
                }
            }
        }
        if (!ret) {
            throw new GradleException('User canceled build')
        }
        return new String(ret)
    } else {
        return System.console().readPassword('\n' + msg);
    }
}

What I am doing wrong? It was working fine in previous build

What is your ionic info output?
What is this cordova.gradle for?

This is my ionic info

cli packages: (/Users/RavikumarShah/Desktop/TruckStop/NewFolder/TruckstopMobile/node_modules)

    @ionic/cli-utils  : 1.19.0
    ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.19.0

global packages:

    cordova (Cordova CLI) : 7.1.0 

local packages:

    @ionic/app-scripts : 3.0.0
    Cordova Platforms  : android 6.4.0 ios 4.5.4
    Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.7.1-201710241735

System:

    Android SDK Tools : 26.0.2
    ios-deploy        : 1.9.2 
    ios-sim           : 5.0.13 
    Node              : v6.11.3
    npm               : 2.15.12 
    OS                : macOS High Sierra
    Xcode             : Xcode 9.1 Build version 9B55 

Environment Variables:

    ANDROID_HOME : /usr/local/opt/android-sdk

Misc:

    backend : legacy

This is a Cordova.gradle file to build android production version.
THe dialog is to enter signing APK key

This is not necessary, cordova-android prompts by itself when no password is supplied when building.

Can you build when you supply the password?

ahh, I am not sure, but How can I pass password with this command?

See the docs: https://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/7.x/guide/platforms/android/index.html#signing-an-app

I don’t understand why people don’t just answer the question.

The tools do this, not the user.

I have now wasted the better part of 24 hours with the same error. I have removed gradle, android, cordova, all my platforms, plugins, node modules, reinstalled, a dozen times, to no avail - even if I go way back to Gradle 2.1, I get the same error, and I didn’t even yesterday morning.

Does anyone know where this error actually comes from, and how to actually fix it, beyond just saying “don’t do what Cordova actually does for you”?

@imrvshah were you able to eventually solve it?

For anyone who comes across this, this seems to have something to do with Android SDK 26. It flat out does not allow showing of dialogs during CLI builds; the only solution is to add your key passwords to the command line, or build with Android Studio where you can either enter the keys or get prompted for them.

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this worked for me:
1- Put your nameapp_key.keystore file at the root project ionicprojects/nameapp/nameapp_key.keystore

2-Edit your build.grade file at /platform/android/app/build.gradle
Line 229:
if (cdvReleaseSigningPropertiesFile) {
signingConfigs {
release {
// like this…
keyAlias="nameapp-key"
keyPassword="your password combination"
storeFile=null
storePassword=“your password combination”
}

3.-Go to the project folder and type this in your terminal:
cordova build android --release – --keystore=“nameapp_key.keystore” --alias=nameapp-key

4-that’s it, your apk will be here nameappfolder/platforms/android/app/build/outputs/apk/release/app-release.apk

I hope it works for you

my ionic info:
cli packages: (/usr/local/lib/node_modules)

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.19.1
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.19.1

System:

Node : v6.9.1
npm  : 5.6.0 
OS   : macOS High Sierra

Misc:

backend : legacy
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It works for me… thanks a lot.

$ ionic info

cli packages: (C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules)

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.19.1
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.19.1

global packages:

cordova (Cordova CLI) : 7.1.0

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts : 3.1.5
Cordova Platforms  : android 6.4.0 ios 4.5.4
Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.9.2

System:

Android SDK Tools : 25.2.5
Node              : v8.9.3
npm               : 5.5.1
OS                : Windows 10

Environment Variables:

ANDROID_HOME : C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk

Misc:

backend : pro
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i am getting error for android build tool

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.192]
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C:\Users\Owner>cd desktop\test\myapp

C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\test\myapp>ionic cordova build android
Running app-scripts build: --platform android --target cordova
[19:13:21] build dev started …
[19:13:21] clean started …
[19:13:21] clean finished in 32 ms
[19:13:21] copy started …
[19:13:23] deeplinks started …
[19:13:23] deeplinks finished in 500 ms
[19:13:23] transpile started …
[19:13:31] transpile finished in 8.07 s
[19:13:31] preprocess started …
[19:13:31] preprocess finished in 18 ms
[19:13:31] webpack started …
[19:13:32] copy finished in 10.51 s
[19:13:41] webpack finished in 10.27 s
[19:13:41] sass started …
Without from option PostCSS could generate wrong source map and will not find Browserslist config. Set it to CSS file path or to undefined to prevent this warning.
[19:13:47] sass finished in 5.31 s
[19:13:47] postprocess started …
[19:13:47] postprocess finished in 16 ms
[19:13:47] lint started …
[19:13:47] build dev finished in 25.94 s

cordova build android
Android Studio project detected

ANDROID_HOME=C:\SocketeQ\windowsandroid_root\system\bin\platform-tools
JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_161
studio
Subproject Path: CordovaLib
Subproject Path: app
[19:13:54] lint finished in 7.08 s

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

  • Where:
    Script ‘C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\test\myapp\platforms\android\CordovaLib\cordova.gradle’ line: 68

  • What went wrong:
    A problem occurred evaluating project ‘:CordovaLib’.

No installed build tools found. Install the Android build tools version 19.1.0 or higher.

  • Try:
    Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.

  • Get more help at https://help.gradle.org

BUILD FAILED in 2s
Error: cmd: Command failed with exit code 1 Error output:
FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

  • Where:
    Script ‘C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\test\myapp\platforms\android\CordovaLib\cordova.gradle’ line: 68

  • What went wrong:
    A problem occurred evaluating project ‘:CordovaLib’.

No installed build tools found. Install the Android build tools version 19.1.0 or higher.

  • Try:
    Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.

  • Get more help at https://help.gradle.org

BUILD FAILED in 2s

[ERROR] An error occurred while running cordova build android (exit code 1).

IONIC INFO

cli packages: (C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules)

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.19.1
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.19.1

global packages:

cordova (Cordova CLI) : 7.1.0

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts : 3.1.8
Cordova Platforms  : android 7.0.0 ios 4.5.4
Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.9.2

System:

Node : v8.9.4
npm  : 5.6.0
OS   : Windows 10

Environment Variables:

ANDROID_HOME : C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk\platform-tools

Misc:

backend : pro

how can i solve this issue plz help

I have no experience about cordova-android 7.0.0. Maybe, you can try downgrade to 6.4.0 and verify whether joelss7’s method can work. It maybe help you find the issue.

for issuse:
No installed build tools found. Install the Android build tools version 19.1.0 or higher.

suggest you to check your SDK manager wether install related build tools.

I solved with inline password:
$ ionic cordova build android --release -- -- --keystore=my.keystore --storePassword=XXX --password=XXX --alias=myAlias