[swift-users] Building Swift 3 under ArchLinux

Kyle Fuller kyle at fuller.li
Sun Jul 17 07:14:16 CDT 2016

Hi Farhan,

To build Swift on ArchLinux you will need to install the perl package which includes pod2man. I think the list of dependencies at https://swiftenv.fuller.li/en/latest/building-swift.html#arch-linux is correct and should contain everything you need.

    $ pacman -S perl libbsd icu git libedit python2 clang make ninja

Hope this helps,


> Hi,
> I am hoping someone would be able to help with the following problem:
> I am trying to build Swift 3 under ArchLinux. I have followed the build instructions and everything has been cloned and kick off the build by typing: ./swift/utils/build-script -R
> After a long while the build errors out at (emphasis mine):
> copying static files... done
> copying extra files... done
> dumping search index in English (code: en) ... done
> dumping object inventory... done
> build succeeded.
> [574/574] Generating swift.1
> FAILED: docs/tools/swift.1 
> cd /home/insha/build/Ninja-ReleaseAssert/swift-linux-x86_64/docs/tools && /usr/bin/core_perl/pod2man --section 1 --center Swift\ Documentation --release --name swift --stderr /home/insha/swift/docs/tools/swift.pod > /home/insha/build/Ninja-ReleaseAssert/swift-linux-x86_64/docs/tools/swift.1
> Can't open swift: No such file or directory at /usr/bin/core_perl/pod2man line 70.
> ninja: build stopped: subcommand failed.
> ./swift/utils/build-script: fatal error: command terminated with a non-zero exit status 1, aborting
> So what am I doing wrong? What can I do to either fix this issue or skip it if it is not essential (i.e. docs, etc.)? Any help and pointers would be greatly appreciated.
> Best,
> Farhan

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