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GitHub Actions update

📅 2022/07/22

There are two big changes that happened in GitHub Actions:

Android NDK

Android NDK 22 on GitHub Actions was replaced in favor of 24, version 23 will be set as the default one: https://github.com/actions/virtual-environments/issues/5595.

And Android ndk-bundle along with old NDK versions will be deprecated: https://github.com/actions/virtual-environments/issues/5879. The ANDROID_NDK_HOME doesn't exist anymore, you need to replace it to ANDROID_NDK_LATEST_HOME cross your project.

For NAPI-RS projects, there may some issues with the new NDK:

  1. The arm-linux-androideabi-strip and aarch64-linux-android-strip don't exist anymore, we need to use llvm-strip to replace them in pipeline. So if your pipeline failed because the arm-linux-androideabi-strip or aarch64-linux-android-strip doesn't exist, please replace them to llvm-strip instead:
- ${ANDROID_NDK_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/arm-linux-androideabi-strip *.node
+ ${ANDROID_NDK_LATEST_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/llvm-strip *.node
- ${ANDROID_NDK_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/aarch64-linux-androideabi-strip *.node
+ ${ANDROID_NDK_LATEST_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/llvm-strip *.node
  1. The arm-linux-androideabi-ar and aarch64-linux-androideabi-ar doesn't exist on NDK bin path anymore, your build may failed with error occurred: Failed to find tool. Is arm-linux-androideabi-ar installed? or error occurred: Failed to find tool. Is aarch64-linux-androideabi-ar installed?. You need to export AR environment variable to point to the correct ar path:
  export CXX="${ANDROID_NDK_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/armv7a-linux-androideabi24-clang++"
+ export AR="${ANDROID_NDK_LATEST_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/llvm-ar"
  export PATH="${ANDROID_NDK_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin:${PATH}"
  export CXX="${ANDROID_NDK_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/aarch64-linux-androideabi24-clang++"
+ export AR="${ANDROID_NDK_LATEST_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin/llvm-ar"
  export PATH="${ANDROID_NDK_HOME}/toolchains/llvm/prebuilt/linux-x86_64/bin:${PATH}"

macOS 10.15 is being deprecated

https://github.blog/changelog/2022-07-20-github-actions-the-macos-10-15-actions-runner-image-is-being-deprecated-and-will-be-removed-by-8-30-22/

This does not affect the macOS builds, but it will make the freebsd-x64 pipeline fail. You can easily fix it by upgrading the vmactions/freebsd-vm:

  build-freebsd:
-   runs-on: macos-10.15
+   runs-on: macos-12
    name: Build FreeBSD
    steps:
      - uses: actions/checkout@v3
      - name: Build
        id: build
-       uses: vmactions/freebsd-vm@v0.1.6
+       uses: vmactions/freebsd-vm@v0.2.0

Happy hacking :)

Last updated on July 27, 2022