[Xcode 10 Regression] Inconsistent ordering of Run Script phases and ProcessInfoPlistFile

Number:rdar://44422906 Date Originated:9/13/2018
Status:Closed Resolved:
Product:Xcode Product Version:Version 10.0 (10A254a)
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
Summary: Before Xcode 10, Xcode would always perform `Run Script` phases after the `ProcessInfoPlistFile` build step.

With Xcode 10, 
- Xcode performs the `ProcessInfoPlistFile` BEFORE the `Run Script` phase for clean builds
- Xcode performs the `ProcessInfoPlistFile` AFTER the `Run Script` phase for null builds

Xcode should always run `Run Script` phases after the `ProcessInfoPlistFile` build step.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Open the attached Xcode project in Xcode 10
2. Clean Build Folder
3. Build and check build log. Observe `This should run after ProcessInfoPlist` printed AFTER `ProcessInfoPlistFile`
4. Another build (null build). Observe Observe `This should run after ProcessInfoPlist` printed BEFORE `ProcessInfoPlistFile`

Expected Results: Xcode always runs `Run Script` phases after the `ProcessInfoPlistFile` build step.

Actual Results: Xcode only runs the `Run Script` phases after the `ProcessInfoPlistFile` build step for clean builds.


The input to script phase solution works for my needs in Xcode 10.2.1


Xcode 10.2.1 still have the issue

By speakus.net at May 1, 2019, 9:45 p.m. (reply...)

Unfortunately, that suggestion doesn't work: ProcessInfoPlistFile is still called after my custom scripts, and Info.plist values are overridden.

By francis.labrie at Oct. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m. (reply...)

If you’d like to ensure that your script phase runs after a specific step, you need use the inputs to mark your dependencies.

For instance, adding:


As an input to your script phase should enforce the ordering you are looking for.

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