[Node/Yarn Issue] On CocoaPods installing glog (0.3.5) error, C compiler cannot create executables

1. Problem

When i used CocoaPods, i met problem. When yarn install Installing glog (0.3.5), there was a problem.

Yarn tried installing glog (0.3.5) error, but yarn show under message! C compiler cannot create executables..

Installing glog (0.3.5)
[!] /bin/bash -c 
set -e
# Copyright (c) Meta Platforms, Inc. and affiliates.
# This source code is licensed under the MIT license found in the
# LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree.

set -e


if [ -z "$CURRENT_ARCH" ] || [ "$CURRENT_ARCH" == "undefined_arch" ]; then
    # Xcode 10 beta sets CURRENT_ARCH to "undefined_arch", this leads to incorrect linker arg.
    # it's better to rely on platform name as fallback because architecture differs between simulator and device

    if [[ "$PLATFORM_NAME" == *"simulator"* ]]; then

if [ "$CURRENT_ARCH" == "arm64" ]; then
    cat <<\EOF >>fix_glog_0.3.5_apple_silicon.patch
diff --git a/config.sub b/config.sub
index 1761d8b..43fa2e8 100755
--- a/config.sub
+++ b/config.sub
@@ -1096,6 +1096,9 @@ case $basic_machine in
+	arm64-*)
+		basic_machine=$(echo $basic_machine | sed 's/arm64/aarch64/')
+		;;

    patch -p1 config.sub fix_glog_0.3.5_apple_silicon.patch

export CC="$(xcrun -find -sdk $PLATFORM_NAME cc) -arch $CURRENT_ARCH -isysroot $(xcrun -sdk $PLATFORM_NAME --show-sdk-path)"
export CXX="$CC"

# Remove automake symlink if it exists
if [ -h "test-driver" ]; then
    rm test-driver

# Manually disable gflags include to fix issue https://github.com/facebook/react-native/issues/28446
sed -i '' 's/\@ac_cv_have_libgflags\@/0/' src/glog/logging.h.in
sed -i '' 's/HAVE_LIB_GFLAGS/HAVE_LIB_GFLAGS_DISABLED/' src/config.h.in

./configure --host arm-apple-darwin

cat << EOF >> src/config.h
/* Add in so we have Apple Target Conditionals */
#ifdef __APPLE__
#include <TargetConditionals.h>
#include <Availability.h>

/* Special configuration for ucontext */
#if defined(__x86_64__)
#define PC_FROM_UCONTEXT uc_mcontext->__ss.__rip
#elif defined(__i386__)
#define PC_FROM_UCONTEXT uc_mcontext->__ss.__eip

# Prepare exported header include
mkdir -p exported/glog
cp -f src/glog/log_severity.h "$EXPORTED_INCLUDE_DIR/"
cp -f src/glog/logging.h "$EXPORTED_INCLUDE_DIR/"
cp -f src/glog/raw_logging.h "$EXPORTED_INCLUDE_DIR/"
cp -f src/glog/stl_logging.h "$EXPORTED_INCLUDE_DIR/"
cp -f src/glog/vlog_is_on.h "$EXPORTED_INCLUDE_DIR/"

patching file config.sub
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for arm-apple-darwin-strip... no
checking for strip... strip
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... ./install-sh -c -d
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... no
checking for nawk... no
checking for awk... awk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether make supports nested variables... yes
checking for arm-apple-darwin-gcc... /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/cc -arch arm64 -isysroot 
checking whether the C compiler works... no
xcrun: error: SDK "iphoneos" cannot be located
xcrun: error: SDK "iphoneos" cannot be located
xcrun: error: SDK "iphoneos" cannot be located
xcrun: error: unable to lookup item 'Path' in SDK 'iphoneos'
/Users/user/Library/Caches/CocoaPods/Pods/External/glog/2263bd123499e5b93b5efe24871be317-476ee/missing: Unknown `--is-lightweight' option
Try `/Users/user/Library/Caches/CocoaPods/Pods/External/glog/2263bd123499e5b93b5efe24871be317-476ee/missing --help' for more information
configure: WARNING: 'missing' script is too old or missing
configure: error: in `/Users/user/Library/Caches/CocoaPods/Pods/External/glog/2263bd123499e5b93b5efe24871be317-476ee':
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details

2. Solving

When if you see this problem, you can use this way.

In my case, i use this command sudo xcode-select --switch /Applications/Xcode.app. This makes problem didn’t aries.

$ sudo xcode-select --switch /Applications/Xcode.app

I found solution on stackoverflow. Thanks for BigPun86. The reason of this problem is more then one Xcode development version, Many version of Xcode. So we have to pick Xcode.app.

Most of the times this happens when you have more then one Xcode development version. Well thats what happened to me. You can try re-configuring/changing the xcode-select path to default Xcode.app:

Check your Xcode app name first

xcode-select -p

If its not Xcode.app then do this:

sudo xcode-select --switch /Applications/Xcode.app


  • https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50448717/os-pod-install-error-module-glog-cannot-be-installed