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React Native Issues

Recently I started learning React Native to build native mobile applications using React JS. I faced lots of issues while making my first application run on my Ubuntu desktop. Here I am recording issues I faced and the solutions that worked for me, so that beginners like me don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

A problem occurred configuring project ‘:app’.
> SDK location not found. Define location with sdk.dir in the local.properties file or with an ANDROID_HOME environment variable.
  1. Go to your React native Project -> Android
  2. Create a file local.properties
  3. Open the file
  4. paste your Android SDK path like below
    • in Windows sdk.dir = C:/Users/USERNAME/AppData/Local/Android/sdk
    • in macOS sdk.dir = /Users/USERNAME/Library/Android/sdk
    • in linux sdk.dir = /home/USERNAME/Android/Sdk

Replace USERNAME with your user name

Now, Run react-native run-android in your terminal
ENOENT: no such file or directory, open ‘android/app/src/main/assets/index.android.bundle’
Manually create this directory
mkdir android/app/src/main/assets
Unable to load script from assets index.android.bundle
  1. (in project directory) mkdir android/app/src/main/assets
  2. react-native bundle --platform android --dev false --entry-file index.js --bundle-output android/app/src/main/assets/index.android.bundle --assets-dest android/app/src/main/res
  3. react-native run-android

ou can automate the above steps by placing them in scripts part of package.json like this:

Ref: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44446523/unable-to-load-script-from-assets-index-android-bundle-on-windows


Then you can just execute npm run android-linux from your command line every time.

I will keep updating this as and when I encounter new issues with solutions that worked for me.