[swift-build-dev] Hard-Coded Paths in glibc.modulemap

Daniel Dunbar daniel_dunbar at apple.com
Wed Jun 8 22:08:52 CDT 2016

Why do you want the headers inside the app sandbox? Usually they would remain outside.

Have you looked at IBM's CloudFoundry build pack (https://github.com/IBM-Swift/swift-buildpack)? How does it handle the problem you are trying to solve?

 - Daniel

> On Jun 8, 2016, at 8:03 PM, Shao Miller via swift-build-dev <swift-build-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> Good day, Swift package manager development folks.
> (There are at least two separate issues being inquired about, but with the same introductory context.)
> "Cloudy" deployment options derived from or akin to CloudFoundry are agonizingly locked-down environments.  Essentially Swift and all of its dependencies and one's project's dependencies must be stuffed into an arbitrary directory (henceforth referred to as "the hole," but usually /app/ ) and build processes performed without any root-user privileges.  One consequence is that one cannot use the OS' package-management system to install dependencies, but one must obtain them and wrestle them into "the hole," instead.  The strategy seems rather silly.
> While developing a so-called "buildpack" for Swift 3 projects to be deployed via CloudFoundryish options and utilizing the 'swift build' command, I have come across a few issues.
> One issue is that 'swift build' wants to do something with the /usr/lib/swift/linux/x86_64/glibc.modulemap file, but that file contains a hard-coded path to a ///usr/include/complex.h header-file.  As is usually the case, this hard-coded path will only work in a narrow set of environments, which excludes "the hole" that CloudFoundry provides.  I have attempted to use '-Xcc -I/the/hole' and '-Xswiftc -I/the/hole' command-line arguments, but I do not observe these paths (nor sub-paths) being tried for the complex.h header-file during complication.  I used 'strace' to trace the compilation process, including all subprocesses.
> Is there some other mechanism to instruct the Swift 3 package manager that its [unfortunately] hard-coded paths are relative to some particular path?  If not, would it be sensible to introduce some logic to specify such a prefix path?
> Thank you for your time and attention.
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