Bug 5545 - Bundle signing issues when altering Info.plist in prebuild
Summary: Bundle signing issues when altering Info.plist in prebuild
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1118
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-06 04:26 UTC by Brad Robinson
Modified: 2013-01-30 11:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Brad Robinson 2012-06-06 04:26:08 UTC
I've got a MonoTouch project which requires different Info.plist for different configurations. I'm using s pre-build step to copy a different .plist in, depending on the selected config.  

That part works however, when the build goes to do the bundle signing it often gets confused and reports errors that there's no matching provisioning profile, or the selected profile doesn't match.

If I close and re-open the solution I notice that it displays "Detecting signing identity..." and then works fine.

Ideally there would be a better way of having different info.plist files for different configurations, but at least if the signing identity could be re-detected after switching configurations it would be enough to go on with.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-06-06 10:02:56 UTC
The code that detects whether or not something needs to be rebuilt compares the timestamps of the source files with the output files.

When you change configuration, it does not cause any timestamps on any source files to change (which is normally ok if each configuration has a different output directory, which by default they do).

We do want to have a better way of defining which Info.plist to use for each configuration, though.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-06-06 13:20:45 UTC
Signing identity is detected at the beginning of the build. Probably what's happening is that the Info.plist is copied after that, or that the info.plist is being loaded/cached by MD before the prebuild.
Comment 3 Jeffrey Stedfast 2013-01-25 12:22:41 UTC
I'm going to mark this as a duplicate of bug #9767 because I think that'll become the right way to solve this once it's been implemented.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 9767 ***
Comment 4 Jeffrey Stedfast 2013-01-30 11:27:38 UTC
Actually ,this should be a duplicate of bug #1118, sorry.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1118 ***