SPM system library target

I’m trying to do this with the system freetype library, but it’s not working. why?

        .systemLibrary(name: "FreeType", pkgConfig: "freetype2"), 
error: could not find source files for target(s): FreeType; use the 'path' 
property in the Swift 4 manifest to set a custom target path

This is what I get when i do pkg-config

$ pkg-config --cflags --libs freetype2
-I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng16 -lfreetype

nvm apparently you need a source folder with a module.modulemap in it from this bug. this should really be documented somewhere


Isn't this documented here?

that’s the old method where you had to create and tag an empty git repository.

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Ah, got it. I was confused by your link to the bug, which included a link to a commit with fixes to both Usage.md and the addition of PackageDescriptionV4_2.md describing .systemLibrary. I guess they weren't unified/updated at that time, though. You might want to file a documentation bug.

yeah i was confused by that too. i feel like the invocations in the code examples were updated, but the recipe as a whole wasn’t updated, so all those unnecessary steps are still being documented. weird

I’ve written up a short guide documenting the new process and opened a pull request here.


I have this setup and while compilation is working, linking is not.
I can see pkg-config returning the right parameters for --libs but swift build is failing:

ld: warning: Could not find auto-linked library 'SDL2'
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
"_SDL_Init", referenced from:
_$S14codemaker_sdl26WindowC10initializeyyF in Window.swift.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
:0: error: link command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
error: terminated(1): /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin/swift-build-tool -f /Users/alexander/dev/swift-project/codemaker-sdl2/.build/debug.yaml main output:

I changed my toolchain to use the latest trunk and now it works fine :slight_smile:

I don't know how I would have figured all of this without your help. Thank you VERY MUCH.

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