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Subject [1/4] git commit: [CB-4286] Added known windows issue to
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:47:50 GMT
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/3.0.x 5fdc7e5fe -> 39f704fad

[CB-4286] Added known windows issue to


Branch: refs/heads/3.0.x
Commit: a8c3fdccd06fae2867d07b5fcffed1a5a90c5935
Parents: 5fdc7e5
Author: ldeluca <>
Authored: Wed Jul 17 14:55:48 2013 -0400
Committer: Fil Maj <>
Committed: Thu Jul 18 13:46:38 2013 -0700

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 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+)
diff --git a/ b/
index bafebe7..3d0bc5e 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -175,6 +175,31 @@ Please check [Cordova issues with the CLI Component](
 - Which mobile SDKs you have installed, and which version. Related to this: which Xcode version
if you are submitting issues related to iOS
 - Any error stack traces you received
+## Known Issues and Troubleshooting
+When trying to add a platform on a Windows machine if you run into the following error message:
+    cordova library for "android" already exists. No need to download. Continuing.
+    Checking if platform "android" passes minimum requirements...
+    Checking Android requirements...
+    Running "android list target" (output to follow)
+    Error: The command `android` failed. Make sure you have the latest Android SDK installed,
and the `android` command (inside the tools/ folder) added t
+    o your path. Output:
+    at C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\cordova\src\platform.js:185:42
+    at C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\cordova\src\metadata\android_parser.js:50:13
+    at C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\cordova\node_modules\shelljs\shell.js:1707:7
+    at exithandler (child_process.js:633:7)
+    at ChildProcess.errorhandler (child_process.js:649:5)
+    at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:95:17)
+    at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (child_process.js:787:12)
+run the command "android list target".  If you see:
+    'xcopy' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
+    operable program or batch file.
+at the beginning of the command output, it means you will need to update your Windows Path
variable to include xcopy. This location is typically under C:\Windows\System32. 
 ## Contributors
 Thanks to everyone for contributing! For a list of people involved, please see the `package.json`

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