These are instructions to build the infra/adb/linux-amd64 cipd package, which is simply the adb binary packaged up.
Choose a build directory. We'll use the enviornment variable
$ROOT to represent it.
$ cd $ROOT
Grab the platform tools zip from the android SDK. Note that this URL points to the latest version.
$ curl -o platform_tools.zip https://dl.google.com/android/repository/platform-tools-latest-linux.zip $ unzip platform_tools.zip && rm platform_tools.zip
Move the binary out of the zip and clear everything else out.
$ mv platform_tools/adb . $ rm -rf platform_tools/
Now $ROOT should contain only the adb binary. Grab its version num.
$ ./adb version
Should be something like “1.0.36”. Now create the CIPD package and deploy it to the CIPD server. Tag it with the adb version:
$ cipd create \ -name infra/adb/linux-amd64 \ -in $ROOT \ -tag "adb_version:<adb_version>"