Build xcarchive file from command line?

anveanve DEMember ✭✭✭

Is there a possibility to build an archive file with the help of the command line? Or can you only do it with Xamarin Studio/Xcode?

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  • anveanve DEMember ✭✭✭

    The archive contains the dSym file which is helpful for debugging. So I think you would need both the ipa and the xcarchive file. If I don't use the iTunesMetadata.plist file I would be fine?

  • adamkempadamkemp USInsider, Developer Group Leader mod

    I believe the dsym is in the output directory somewhere too. I'm not at a machine where I can test, though.

    The iTunesMetadata file is automatically created and added to the archive by Xamarin's build so it's not something you can avoid. It's necessary for ad hoc builds, but forbidden now for App Store submissions. So you would have to delete that file from the archive if you want to submit the archive to the App Store.

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