Android studio won't allow me to switch to debug build


#1

Hi, got into a situation where android studio won’t allow me to switch to debug, but doesn’t throw out any errors. any ideas of what to look for as the problem?

I have one project that works fine and outputs the following in the window when I switch from release:

Executing tasks: [:lib:generateDebug_DebugSources, :lib:prepareDebug_DebugUnitTestDependencies, :lib:mockableAndroidJar, :lib:generateDebug_DebugAndroidTestSources]

I go to another project and when i try and move it outputs nothing and just switches the build variant back to release immediately. No idea what is different between them that would cause this.

thx


#2

Is it maybe building symbols? I found that when switching between and debug/release this retriggers building symbols but Android Studio’s UI does not always indicate that it is doing so.


#3

hi. no, def not doing that - it just refuses to switch for some reason. it immediately flips back to release build and I can try to switch to debug again and repeat endlessly.

I even cleared down all the build directories last night so it re-imported everything from scratch - this was ok as it default into debug. Built that ok, then switched to release and built that ok - try to switch back to debug and no go. No output from AS giving me any indication as to what is wrong

If i turn all the debug flags on in projucer (for the release build) and build that then I can get a debug build so it’s not the end of the world, just a pain of not being able to switch.

Can I say that I hate Android studio! :slight_smile:

Edit: Realistically, it must be something I’ve got wrong in my setup in Projucer, it’s just annoying that AS doesn’t give me any info to help me figure out what it is