This is by far one of the most common yet nerve-racking errors encountered when developing with Xcode either through Swift or Flutter to run for iOS.
The first urge when one encounters this even if it is not their first time is to run straight to stackoverflow; I’m not an exception. In fact, I spent 24hrs straight surfing through over hundreds of stackoverflow fixes for it. As pleasing and convincing even high rated most of the solutions where, they all didn’t help me fix it; instead they increased my frustration to the point of me almost wanting to reset my app’s configurations.
Funny thing is the solutions to it from Stackoverflow were endless, everyone seems to have widely different ways they overcame it!! overwhelming and confusing right??
Stackoverflowing with just this error message ‘PhaseScriptExecution failed with a nonzero exit code’ is synonymous to gambling!
So, in the past, somehow when I encountered it, stackoverflow fixed it for me without any hassle, but the second time which was much recently it didn’t because the underling issue didn’t much the solutions that appealed to me over there.
It was when my eyes finally got blessed and instead of just stackoverflowing lazily, I just calmed myself and noticed the error message which was “file not found”.
so simple right? yeah! it really pained me that I spent so much time on such a straightforward issue.
Its a generic error message!! don’t search for it, instead read the much more detailed error message above it!
So in this case it would be super super hard for you to find help with the more specific fixes present on stackoverflow for it. This is because, let’s be real what are the chances that another person will be using that same incompatible command with you, 1%.
What was the underlining issue behind mine?
It was simple, the flutter path I provided for my project was incorrect! And it happened because I had decided to leave my work laptop back at the office so that I use my personal one over the weekend to work on an urgent new feature for work and I had forgotten after pulling the changes from DevOps repository to switch the flutter path to that of my personal laptop.
Don’t be so quick to stackoverflow, sometimes just chill and read your error messages right! it might save you more time!
why did such a simple error have to give me so much pain and no sleep, cos I didn’t sleep during this time! it was simply because I was searching wrong and not even paying attention to the straightforward details provided by Apple on why I am unable to run my app.
when you have this error, take your time and read the details or origin of the issue right below the error title like I said above; Then you can stackoverflow in peace!