[swift-dev] Build and install custom toolchain?

Kevin Ballard kevin at sb.org
Wed Dec 9 23:34:02 CST 2015

It does help, thanks. I'm surprised there's no script (or option to build-script) to do this automatically. Seems like a reasonable thing to want to do upon occasion.

Also, I assume that those of us who aren't at Apple probably don't want to be using /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/ as our install dir, but instead /Library/Developer/Toolchains/ like where the snapshot installs.

-Kevin Ballard

On Wed, Dec 9, 2015, at 04:18 PM, Mish Awadah wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> Here’s what I’ve done in the past to build a toolchain using the build script. 
> function build_osx_package() {
>     YEAR=$(date +"%Y")
>     MONTH=$(date +"%m")
>     DAY=$(date +"%d")
>     ARCHIVE="${TOOLCHAIN_VERSION}-osx.tar.gz"
>     SYM_ARCHIVE="${TOOLCHAIN_VERSION}-osx-symbols.tar.gz"
>     BUNDLE_IDENTIFIER="org.swift.${YEAR}${MONTH}${DAY}"
>     DISPLAY_NAME="Swift Development Snapshot"
>     SWIFT_BUILD_ROOT="${SRC_DIR}/build"
>     SWIFT_INSTALL_DIR="${SRC_DIR}/swift-nightly-install"
>     SWIFT_INSTALL_SYMROOT="${SRC_DIR}/swift-nightly-symroot"
>     SWIFT_TOOLCHAIN_DIR="/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/${TOOLCHAIN_NAME}.xctoolchain"
>     ./swift/utils/build-script --preset="buildbot_osx_package" install_destdir="${SWIFT_INSTALL_DIR}" installable_package="${SWIFT_INSTALLABLE_PACKAGE}" install_toolchain_dir="${SWIFT_TOOLCHAIN_DIR}" install_symroot="${SWIFT_INSTALL_SYMROOT}" symbols_package="${SYMBOLS_PACKAGE}" darwin_toolchain_bundle_identifier="${BUNDLE_IDENTIFIER}" darwin_toolchain_display_name="${DISPLAY_NAME}" darwin_toolchain_xctoolchain_name="${TOOLCHAIN_NAME}" darwin_toolchain_version="${TOOLCHAIN_VERSION}"
> }
> HTH,
> - mish
> > On Dec 9, 2015, at 2:32 PM, Kevin Ballard via swift-dev <swift-dev at swift.org> wrote:
> > 
> > Is there an easy way to build and install my own toolchain into /Library/Developer/Toolchains? I assume there must be some automated way to construct the package installer, but nothing immediately leaps out at me. It looks like build-script can create a root, but that seems to be for BNI, which isn't helpful.
> > 
> > The reason for doing this here is I have a Vim plugin that lets me execute Swift scripts from vim buffers, and it supports using the swift from any given Xcode. I want to teach it how to find swift in /Library/Developer/Toolchains instead, which requires that I actually install a toolchain there (teaching it how to use the build folder from my swift checkout is doable, but that's not very portable).
> > 
> > -Kevin Ballard
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