iPhone Dev: Base SDK Missing Solved

Someone awesome sent me the code to an iPhone app that he created for RealCajunRecipes.com. I unzipped the file, and opened the project in XCode 4.2. I immediately noticed the upper left hand drop down (what’s that called anyway?) said “Base SDK Missing.” So I went to all the usual places to change the SDK, I saved it and restarted XCode. Nope, I still encountered the following error when trying to Build my project: error: There is no SDK with the name or path ‘iphonesimulator3.1’.

Google searches gave me the same “solution” over and over but none of it worked. Ultimately, I had to go into my projects .xcodeproj directory to edit the file project.pbxproj.

I changed the lines that referenced SDKROOT from SDKROOT = iphonesimulator3.1 to SDKROOT = iphoneos, restarted XCode and successfully built the app.

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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