How to check for existence of 3rd party library during installation?

by Shivakumar T » Thu, 07 Oct 2010 07:05:25 GMT

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If my app is dependent on a 3rd party library, say chartdroid 
<> ;. Is there a way to check this 
dependency during installation time and redirect the user to install the 
dependency before continuing to install my app.

I ask this because while installing one Google app (I think Google 
translate) it asked me to install TTS before continuing to install.

Thank in Advance.

Best regards


How to check for existence of 3rd party library during installation?

by Mark Murphy » Thu, 07 Oct 2010 07:10:21 GMT


I am assuming your "3rd party library" is in the form of a separate
application. In that case, you can use PackageManager to see if it is
installed. However, you cannot do this during installation -- only
when your application is run by the user.

If by "3rd party library" you mean a JAR, that will be bundled in your
application automatically, and so it cannot be missing at installation

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How to check for existence of 3rd party library during installation?

by Kumar Bibek » Thu, 07 Oct 2010 13:46:50 GMT

 Yes you can. Query the package manager.


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