Xamarin Installer for Mac insists on installing Android and Java RRS feed

  • Question

  • User259518 posted


    I'm trying to install Xamarin for Mac. I do not need or want and Android or Java components installed, however despite me unticking these options from the second installer page, I am asked to select a location for the Android SDK, and the Android SDK and Java SDK's are listed a pre-requisites (see screenshots).

    Is this a bug in the installer? Anyone know a work around?


    Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:18 PM


  • User259518 posted

    I was able to work around this by manually downloading and installing the various components at https://store.xamarin.com/account/my/subscription/downloads, as well as installing Mono from http://www.mono-project.com/download/.

    This still seems like a bug in the universal installer though; it really shouldn't try and install Java and Android if the user doesn't request those features.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, September 23, 2016 5:20 AM