Sony Sony - 1 year ago 291
Swift Question

Compile Swift script with static Swift core library

I would like to execute a compiled Swift script on a computer which doesn't have Swift installed. But it seems by default the Swift Compiler uses dynamically linked libraries.
Is it possible to include these libraries statically?

Steps to reproduce using Docker:

user@host:~# docker run -it swiftdocker/swift
root@16974ad4edb1:/# swift --version
Swift version 3.0-dev (LLVM dffa09ffd8, Clang 9f0d189820, Swift 1c720b8f84)
Target: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
root@16974ad4edb1:/# echo 'print("Hello, world")' > helloworld.swift
root@16974ad4edb1:/# swiftc helloworld.swift
root@16974ad4edb1:/# ./helloworld
Hello, world
root@16974ad4edb1:/# exit
user@host:~# docker cp 16974ad4edb1:/helloworld .
user@host:~# file helloworld
helloworld: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.24, BuildID[sha1]=c4d42f6185b3d53ecf2dfb0c386263c17cb34675, not stripped
user@host:~# ./helloworld
./helloworld: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Answer Source

The argument -static-stdlib must be used:

swiftc -static-stdlib helloworld.swift

For swift build, pass it to -Xswiftc:

swift build -Xswiftc -static-stdlib

If you get an ICU dependency error, install it:

apt-get install libicu-dev
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