This guide here: https://ionicframework.com/docs/building/ios
I’ve run into two issues almost immediately. I would submit a PR to update the guide, but honestly, I’m not sure what the best/correct approach is to solve these things:
- For me,
ionic capacitor add iosfailed with:
[error] cocoapods is not installed. For information: https://guides.cocoapods.org/using/getting-started.html#installation
As I’m somewhat familiar with ruby, and already have
rvm setup, I quickly added a
Gemfile and got
cocoapods installed easily enough. Not sure if that’s the preferred approach for the ios/capacitor community though.
- Once #1 was resolved, the same command failed with:
[error] Capacitor could not find the web assets directory "/Users/jsharpe/yellowstone/mobile_v5/www". Please create it, and make sure it has an index.html file. You can change the path of this directory in capacitor.config.json. More info: https://capacitor.ionicframework.com/docs/basics/configuring-your-app
This, I’m less sure about, but seems to indicate that my app hasn’t been built yet. Why is that required to install capacitor? Should something be added to this guide to clarify what steps should be taken?
For me, I ran
ionic build which created
www/index.html and then capacitor add finished successfully. Is it required to build the project first? Should a note say something about that?