Bug 44726 - Satelite assemblies from libraries not copied for build with xbuild
Summary: Satelite assemblies from libraries not copied for build with xbuild
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: xbuild ()
Version: 4.6.0 (C8)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
URL: https://github.com/WebDucer/xbuildRes...
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-26 07:33 UTC by Eugen Richter
Modified: 2018-03-15 10:39 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Eugen Richter 2016-09-26 07:33:06 UTC
I have created a test repository on GitHub for the issue:


I have an library (for Xamarin.Forms) with ressource files for translation. This are compiled as satellite assemblies and are included in nuget package.

If I use this library in my mobile Xamarin projects, the sattelite assemblies are lost, if I build on macOS (they are not copied to the build output folder (it is not matter if I compile direct with xbuild in terminal or with Xamarin Studio).

If I compile the same solution with Visual Studio 2015 on Windows all works perfect. Satellite asseblies from library are copied to the build output directory and are included in APK and IPA.

Current Workaroud:
I copy the satellite assemblies in my build scripts (FAKE), before compilation.
Comment 1 Eugen Richter 2016-11-03 14:03:23 UTC
Is there anyone who look for tickets? Status not changed over a month!
Comment 2 petuhov_k 2017-03-29 05:59:36 UTC
I ran into the same problem with asp.net mvc application. My project refers to some libraries obtained using NuGet. And those libraries have satellite resource dlls. After 'xbuild .../t:Rebuild' there is only one satellite resource dll - for main app, but there are no satellites for referenced assemblies. It's breaks my CI process due to referenced assemblies location changed after each version update.
Comment 3 petuhov_k 2017-03-29 06:05:07 UTC
It's looks like bug in CopyFilesMarkedCopyLocal target. Similar target from MS does this work, but xamarin's one skips satellites.
Comment 4 Andreas 2017-10-13 13:30:10 UTC
No progress here yet? This is a true pain...
Comment 5 Marek Safar 2018-03-15 10:39:56 UTC
We deprecated xbuild and recommend using msbuild instead. Switching to msbuild will also most likely resolve the issue you reported.