"OSError: [Errno 8] Exec format error" when try fdroid update


Hi, I have a problem with fdroidserver v1.0.8 running on debian jessie.
Edit: Tried with fdroidserver v1.0.0, the problem is the same.
Without any apk in repo, fdroid update runs succesfully, but wen i put some apk-s to repo i get this error:

fdroid update -v
DEBUG: Reading ‘config.py’
DEBUG: Processing openvpn-connect-3-0-5.apk
CRITICAL: Unknown exception found!
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/fdroid”, line 164, in
File “/usr/bin/fdroid”, line 159, in main
raise e
File “/usr/bin/fdroid”, line 138, in main
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/fdroidserver/update.py”, line 1946, in main
apks, cachechanged = process_apks(apkcache, repodirs[0], knownapks, options.use_date_from_apk)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/fdroidserver/update.py”, line 1473, in process_apks
use_date_from_apk, ada, True)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/fdroidserver/update.py”, line 1346, in process_apk
apk = scan_apk(apkfile)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/fdroidserver/update.py”, line 1053, in scan_apk
scan_apk_aapt(apk, apk_file)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/fdroidserver/update.py”, line 1103, in scan_apk_aapt
p = SdkToolsPopen([‘aapt’, ‘dump’, ‘badging’, apkfile], output=False)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/fdroidserver/common.py”, line 2109, in SdkToolsPopen
config[cmd] = find_sdk_tools_cmd(commands[0])
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/fdroidserver/common.py”, line 392, in find_sdk_tools_cmd
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/fdroidserver/common.py”, line 400, in test_aapt_version
output = subprocess.check_output([aapt, ‘version’], universal_newlines=True)
File “/usr/lib/python3.4/subprocess.py”, line 607, in check_output
with Popen(*popenargs, stdout=PIPE, **kwargs) as process:
File “/usr/lib/python3.4/subprocess.py”, line 859, in init
restore_signals, start_new_session)
File “/usr/lib/python3.4/subprocess.py”, line 1457, in _execute_child
raise child_exception_type(errno_num, err_msg)
OSError: [Errno 8] Exec format error

How can i fix this error?

System: Debian 8 Jessie
Fdroidserver: v1.0.8
Android sdk:

  • build-tools: v28.0.1
  • platforms: v28


My guess is that you’re using the latest platform with an old fdroidserver.

Can you try to clone fdroidserver from git and use that instead?