dSYM file not copied into archive


I use CMake to generate iOS/macOS Xcode projects for my standalone app.

When archiving to upload beta builds to TestFlight, the dSYMsdirectory in the .xcarchive is simply empty.

The dSYM file is properly generated but it seems it’s not copied into the archive folder.

I read various forums and threads about this but I cannot figure out a solution.

I tried various flags combinations in my CMakeLists.txt but so far I can’t get it to work properly.

So far I have :

set_target_properties(${TARGET_NAME} PROPERTIES
    # [...] other non-related properties

The dSYM is properly created in the current CMake build artifacts directory, it’s just not copied in the archive.

Also, when I set XCODE_ATTRIBUTE_DWARF_DSYM_FILE_SHOULD_ACCOMPANY_PRODUCT to YES, the archive is somewhat corrupt but the dSYM file is included right where the .app file is, which isn’t even where it should be placed.

I’m using CMake 3.24.2 and Xcode 14.2 on a Mac M1 running macOS Ventura 13.2.1, and JUCE 7.0.4.

What am I missing ?

Thanks in advance.


I had the same issue – with the Projucer. It seems it is the unusual (but convenient) “Binary Location” used by the projucer (I’m not using CMake, but I guess the root cause is the same) which is confusing xcode. Changing “Binary Location” to “$(BUILD_DIR)/$(CONFIGURATION)” fixed the issue for me.

I think in XCode , the “Binary Location” of projucer is the setting named “CONFIGURATION_BUILD_DIR”


Hey @jpo !

Thanks, you were right. I simply added :


and now the dSYM file is properly bundled with the archive.

Thanks a ton !


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