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I have a custom LinkerConfiguration.xml which I pass to additional mtouch arguments as --xml=LinkerConfiguration.xml.
In the project it is set to "Copy Always" so that it gets pushed to the mac build host during native compilation.
Since updating to 15.2, I now get the error:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\MSBuild\Xamarin\iOS\Xamarin.iOS.Common.targets(747,3): error : Extra linker definitions file '/Users/MyName/Library/Caches/Xamarin/mtbs/builds/MyApp/e175bb942192199e7fb50ed09bc33c03/LinkerConfiguration.xml' could not be located.
When looking at that directory, the file is not there, so it seems it's not being copied as in 15.1.
Yet another Xamarin update that breaks the build (there hasn't been a painless update in years and its getting old).
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017
Version 15.2 (26430.6) Release
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: Professional
Visual Basic 2017 00369-60000-00001-AA196
Microsoft Visual Basic 2017
Visual C# 2017 00369-60000-00001-AA196
Microsoft Visual C# 2017
Visual C++ 2017 00369-60000-00001-AA196
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017
Visual F# 4.1 00369-60000-00001-AA196
Microsoft Visual F# 4.1
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package 8.6.00404.2
Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017 15.0.30503.0
ASP.NET and Web Tools 2017
ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2017 5.2.50303.0
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Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0 15.0.30209.0
Azure App Service Tools v3.0.0
Azure Data Lake Node 1.0
This package contains the Data Lake integration nodes for Server Explorer.
Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio 2.2.5000.0
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio
Common Azure Tools 1.9
Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
Fabric Diagnostic Events
JetBrains ReSharper Ultimate 2017.1.2 Build 108.0.20170428.75743
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KofePackagePackage Extension 1.0
KofePackagePackage Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info
Merq 1.1.17-rc (cba4571)
Command Bus, Event Stream and Async Manager for Visual Studio extensions.
Microsoft Azure Hive Query Language Service 2.2.5000.0
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Microsoft Azure Tools 2.9
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Microsoft MI-Based Debugger 1.0
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Microsoft Visual Studio VC Package 1.0
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Mono Debugging for Visual Studio Mono.Debugging.VisualStudio
Support for debugging Mono processes with Visual Studio.
Node.js Tools 1.3.50417.1
Adds support for developing and debugging Node.js apps in Visual Studio
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PostSharp Tools for Visual Studio 184.108.40.206
PostSharp is the #1 pattern-aware extension to C# and VB.
SQL Server Data Tools 15.1.61702.140
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
Hosting json editor into a tool window
TypeScript tools for Visual Studio
Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps 15.0.26430.06
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WiX Toolset Visual Studio Extension 0.9.17.13693
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Xamarin 220.127.116.113 (c871575)
Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
Xamarin.Android SDK 18.104.22.168 (448f54f)
Xamarin.Android Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac SDK 10.10.0.30 (30b6e87)
Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac Reference Assemblies and MSBuild support.
=== Visual Studio Professional 2017 for Mac ===
Version 7.0 (build 3146)
Installation UUID: 5782cfba-0b27-4bcc-8621-d13ae60b90a2
Mono 22.214.171.124 (2017-02/9667aa6) (64-bit)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 500000100
=== NuGet ===
=== .NET Core ===
MSBuild SDKs: /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/5.0.0/lib/mono/msbuild/15.0/bin/Sdks
=== Xamarin.Profiler ===
Location: /Applications/Xamarin Profiler.app/Contents/MacOS/Xamarin Profiler
=== Xamarin.Android ===
=== Xamarin Inspector ===
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 8.3.2 (12175)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 10.10.0.33 (Visual Studio Professional)
Build date: 2017-05-05 18:11:38-0400
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Version: 126.96.36.199 (Visual Studio Professional)
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 700003146
Git revision: 7553fda2e327d15807298d444007896e5b975dba
Build date: 2017-05-09 12:12:36-04
Xamarin addins: c3d580752be79fc902422f1d55d1cdc2d8b98799
Build lane: monodevelop-lion-d15-2
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.12.4
Darwin 16.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 16.5.0
Fri Mar 3 16:52:33 PST 2017
Workaround: Change Build Action from None to Content for LinkerConfiguration.xml.
I suspect this will include it in the .ipa, which isn't desirable, but tolerable.
@Jahmai, please do not use "Copy Always", that will force VS to always build the project and to copy that file to the Mac on every build, even if it remains unchanged. Instead you should use "Copy if newer", so the file will be sent to the Mac only if it was changed.
Regarding this issue, you could add the following target at the end of your .csproj file as workaround:
<Target Name="CopyNoneFilesToMacOutputDirectory" AfterTargets="CopyFilesToOutputDirectory">
<_NoneWithCopyToOutputDirectory Include="@(_NoneWithTargetPath)" Condition="'%(_NoneWithTargetPath.CopyToOutputDirectory)' != ''" />
<CopyFilesToBuildServer SessionId="$(BuildSessionId)" Files="@(_NoneWithCopyToOutputDirectory)" />
Please, remember to remove this target once you've updated to 15.2.2.
Step related to LinkerConfiguration.xml and build action are not cleared to me.Can you please provide detailed steps so that I verify this issue.
Created attachment 22405 [details]
Attached are the logs generated during defect verification
Created attachment 22406 [details]
Attached is the screeshot which shows that file is copied in MAC
Xamarin 188.8.131.525 (70f1268)
Xamarin.Android 184.108.40.206 (bc24645)
Xamarin.iOS 10.10.0.35 (4cffddf)
Observed that XML is getting copy when build action is None.Hence marking it as verified
ScreenCast link: https://www.screencast.com/t/diaZ4cb4sMjG