No such module 'Capacitor' Xcode

I am trying to deploy my App Via xCode.
I am using the IonicFramework and using Cocoapods to do the build.

My steps to starting my build go as follows.
In my project root i go:

$ionic build

$ionic capacitor add ios 

$cd ios/App

I edit my podfile to include

pod 'Firebase/Auth'

$pod install

$cd ../../ionic capacitor open ios

From here Xcode Opens, I set my signing cert and do a build.
It looks like its going to make it all way way and then it just tanks on me saying

'No such module ‘Capacitor’ AppDelegate.swift

Any insights into what my issue could be?

Xcode error
Pod File

I believe my issue is coming from my pod file.

When ever it runs ‘capacitor_pods’ it breaks
If i remove it, the build is fine but also its now really missing Capacitor.

platform :ios, ‘11.0’

workaround to avoid Xcode caching of Pods that requires

Product -> Clean Build Folder after new Cordova plugins installed

Requires CocoaPods 1.6 or newer

install! ‘cocoapods’, :disable_input_output_paths => true

def capacitor_pods

Automatic Capacitor Pod dependencies, do not delete

pod ‘Capacitor’, :path => ‘…/…/node_modules/@capacitor/ios’
pod ‘CapacitorCordova’, :path => ‘…/…/node_modules/@capacitor/ios’
pod ‘CordovaPluginsStatic’, :path => ‘…/capacitor-cordova-ios-plugins’

Do not delete


target ‘App’ do

Add your Pods here

pod ‘Firebase/Auth’

This is my error


ArgumentError - Illformed requirement `"$IOS_FIREBASE_AUTH_VERSION"`
/Users/steve/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.7.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.7.0/gems/cocoapods-core-1.10.0/lib/cocoapods-core/requirement.rb:63:in `parse'
/Users/steve/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.7.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.7.0/gems/cocoapods-core-1.10.0/lib/cocoapods-core/requirement.rb:88:in `block in initialize'

I have made sure the capacitor modules are in side my node_modules directory and i have nuked them an redone it.

Hope it’s working for you now. Just tested it myself on a fresh project and did not have the same issue. Are you using any other Capacitor plugins by chance?

Hey Max,

These are the only capacitory ones we are using

pod ‘Capacitor’, :path => ‘…/…/node_modules/@capacitor/ios’
pod ‘CapacitorCordova’, :path => ‘…/…/node_modules/@capacitor/ios’
pod ‘CordovaPluginsStatic’, :path => ‘…/capacitor-cordova-ios-plugins’

We are still have no luck.

Removing ‘capacitor_pods’ and just keeping pod ‘Firebase/Auth’. Works to get the build done via command line but in XCode, it still stays Capacitor is missing which makes sense.

You have to update to Capacitor 2.4.1 or newer

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I am running these

@capacitor/android”: “^2.4.0”,
@capacitor/core”: “2.4.2”,
@capacitor/ios”: “^2.4.2”,

The fix was on @capacitor/cli

What is the easiest way to update the CLI?

“devDependencies”: {
@capacitor/cli”: “2.4.0”,
“react-scripts”: “3.4.4”

You are in 2.4.0, have to update to 2.4.1

npm install @capacitor/cli@latest

Updated our CLI we have ^2.4.0.

This got us to 2.4.2 and everything worked and now a new set of issues.

Thanks so much!