Ionic build android, Error: spawn EACCES


If I follow this steps to create a new app:

Rubens-MacBook-Pro:~ rlopez$ npm install -g cordova ionic
Rubens-MacBook-Pro:~ rlopez$ ionic start myApp tabs
Rubens-MacBook-Pro:~ rlopez$ cd myApp
Rubens-MacBook-Pro:myApp rlopez$  ionic platform add android@6.2.2 //6.1.x has a bug
Rubens-MacBook-Pro:myApp rlopez$  ionic build android

I get this output:

> ionic-hello-world@ ionic:build /Users/rlopez/Proyectos/sfp-concursaPy
> ionic-app-scripts build

[15:13:28]  ionic-app-scripts 1.1.4 
[15:13:28]  build dev started ... 
[15:13:28]  clean started ... 
[15:13:28]  clean finished in 3 ms 
[15:13:28]  copy started ... 
[15:13:28]  transpile started ... 
[15:13:31]  transpile finished in 2.96 s 
[15:13:31]  preprocess started ... 
[15:13:31]  preprocess finished in less than 1 ms 
[15:13:31]  webpack started ... 
[15:13:31]  copy finished in 3.17 s 
[15:13:41]  webpack finished in 9.26 s 
[15:13:41]  sass started ... 
[15:13:41]  sass finished in 897 ms 
[15:13:41]  postprocess started ... 
[15:13:41]  postprocess finished in 1 ms 
[15:13:41]  lint started ... 
[15:13:41]  build dev finished in 13.15 s 
[15:13:43]  lint finished in 2.04 s 


Error: spawn EACCES

Running ionic info gives the following:

Your system information:

Cordova CLI: 6.5.0 
Ionic Framework Version: 3.1.1
Ionic CLI Version: 2.2.3
Ionic App Lib Version: 2.2.1
Ionic App Scripts Version: 1.3.6
ios-deploy version: 1.8.5 
ios-sim version: 5.0.13 
OS: OS X El Capitan
Node Version: v6.10.1
Xcode version: Xcode 7.3.1 Build version 7D1014

What am I doign wrong? Is this a bug in Ionic?


Running ionic build android --verbose gives the following output:

Running command: "/Applications/Android Studio 2.4" -p 
/Users/rlopez/myApp/platforms/android wrapper -b 

Error: spawn EACCES
    at exports._errnoException (util.js:1018:11)
    at ChildProcess.spawn (internal/child_process.js:319:11)
    at Object.exports.spawn (child_process.js:378:9)
    at exports.spawn(/Users/rlopez/myApp/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/cordova-common/src/superspawn.js:134:31)
    at GradleBuilder.runGradleWrapper(/Users/rlopez/myApp/platforms/android/cordova/lib/builders/GradleBuilder.js:78:14)
    at /Users/rlopez/myApp/platforms/android/cordova/lib/builders/GradleBuilder.js:178:21
    at _fulfilled (/Users/rlopez/myApp/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/q/q.js:854:54)
    at self.promiseDispatch.done (/Users/rlopez/myApp/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/q/q.js:883:30)
    at Promise.promise.promiseDispatch (/Users/rlopez/myApp/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/q/q.js:816:13)
    at /Users/rlopez/myApp/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/q/q.js:570:49

Changing the permissions of /Applications/Android Studio 2.4 solves the problem.


EACCES is a permission failure, so it would help to know what it was trying to access when the error happened. Is there anything like that in the console output?


That’s the problem. There’s nothing else in the console. Every other question I found on the Internet has at least some other output or stacktrace but not in this case.


i’m getting the same thing. were you able to fix this?


Yes I was. I made an edit to the post detailing how I fix it. Changing the permissions of /Applications/Android Studio 2.4 solved the problem for me.


@rubenlop88 what was the permissions you’ve changed ( from -> to ) ?


I am getting a similar error with ionic 3

sudo ionic cordova build android --verbose


[DEBUG] CLI flags: { interactive: true, confirm: false }
[DEBUG] { cwd: '/Users/MYUSERNAME/Downloads/asa/asa', local: true, binPath: 
        '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ionic/bin/ionic', libPath: 
        '/Users/MYUSERNAME/Downloads/asa/asa/node_modules/ionic/dist/index.js' }
[DEBUG] New daemon pid: 700
Running app-scripts build: etc etc.

✔ cordova prepare - done!

✖ cordova build android - failed!
[ERROR] An error occurred while running cordova build android (exit code 1):

        Error: spawn EACCES

any help would be appreciated.


Hey I figured this error out. Read here
Github fix for Error: spawn EACCES


Try changing the permission:

chmod +x /Applications/Android\ Studio\ 2.4\

Then run ionic build android again.


Error: spawn EACCES

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

same error


See here:


can you say it clearly


Subproject Path: CordovaLib
(node:1346) UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: Error: spawn EACCES
at _errnoException (util.js:1022:11)
at ChildProcess.spawn (internal/child_process.js:323:11)
at Object.exports.spawn (child_process.js:502:9)
at Object.exports.spawn (/Users/bvmac001/Documents/Vignesh/IonicProjects/TheCrowdtest/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/cordova-common/src/superspawn.js:134:31)
at (/Users/bvmac001/Documents/Vignesh/IonicProjects/TheCrowdtest/platforms/android/cordova/lib/builders/GradleBuilder.js:225:23)
at /Users/bvmac001/Documents/Vignesh/IonicProjects/TheCrowdtest/platforms/android/cordova/lib/build.js:151:24
at _fulfilled (/Users/bvmac001/Documents/Vignesh/IonicProjects/TheCrowdtest/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/q/q.js:854:54)
at self.promiseDispatch.done (/Users/bvmac001/Documents/Vignesh/IonicProjects/TheCrowdtest/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/q/q.js:883:30)
at Promise.promise.promiseDispatch (/Users/bvmac001/Documents/Vignesh/IonicProjects/TheCrowdtest/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/q/q.js:816:13)
at /Users/bvmac001/Documents/Vignesh/IonicProjects/TheCrowdtest/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/q/q.js:624:44
(node:1346) UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: Unhandled promise rejection. This error originated either by throwing inside of an async function without a catch block, or by rejecting a promise which was not handled with .catch(). (rejection id: 1)
(node:1346) [DEP0018] DeprecationWarning: Unhandled promise rejections are deprecated. In the future, promise rejections that are not handled will terminate the Node.js process with a non-zero exit code.

help me out from this , Thanks in advance