Oscar Franco

Cocoapods, use_frameworks with static linking

Oct 2023

use_frameworks! tells CocoaPods that you want to use XCFrameworks instead of Static Libraries. However, turning on use_frameworks will try to link all dependencies as dynamic, every once in a while you might need to turn it on and might face compilation error in some other library (e.g. vision-camera).

In this case, you can actually use frameworks, yet still force static compiling. Replace



use_frameworks! linkage: :static


In case you didn’t know frameworks are just an Apple concept to package different architectures into a single file. Nothing fancy to it. Inside the .xcframework file you might find folders per architecture and a .plist file.