Package Details: swift-bin 5.6-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/swift-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: swift-bin
Description: Binary builds of the Swift programming language
Upstream URL: https://swift.org
Keywords: apple language swift swiftlang
Licenses: Apache
Provides: swift-language
Replaces: swift-language-bin
Submitter: ashleyis
Maintainer: miten
Last Packager: miten
Votes: 77
Popularity: 0.053755
First Submitted: 2015-12-04 17:31 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-03-21 02:16 (UTC)

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miten commented on 2022-02-13 23:55 (UTC) (edited on 2022-02-14 00:17 (UTC) by miten)

I will maintain swift-bin for the time being. If anyone wants to be a co-maintainer, please let me know.

P.S. I have made python36 an optional dependency.

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drshapeless commented on 2022-11-08 15:28 (UTC)

For the 5.7.1 release version.

@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
 # Contributor: Frederic Bezies <fredbezies at gmail dot com>, youngunix <>

 pkgname=swift-bin
-pkgver=5.6
+pkgver=5.7.1
 pkgrel=1
 pkgdesc="Binary builds of the Swift programming language"
 arch=('x86_64')
@@ -15,8 +15,8 @@ optdepends=('python36: required for REPL')
 options=('!strip')
 provides=('swift-language')
 replaces=('swift-language-bin')
-source=("https://swift.org/builds/swift-$pkgver-release/centos8/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos8.tar.gz")
-sha256sums=('80fa936a30bbc599a619d352fb271de4060bee9f04151cbfda3d755f4c9e4257')
+source=("https://swift.org/builds/swift-$pkgver-release/centos7/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos7.tar.gz")
+sha256sums=('137e50059dc6a3b4dcc92a22ef7721b74157b4ab5332d2e77b321f14d799769a')

 package() {
   find_elf_only() {
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ package() {
   }

   mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/swift"
-  cp -Ppr "${srcdir}/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos8"/usr/* "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/swift"
+  cp -Ppr "${srcdir}/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos7"/usr/* "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/swift"

   # Symlink the desired binaries to /usr/bin
   mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/usr/bin"

HurricanePootis commented on 2022-09-08 14:30 (UTC)

Here is a patchfile to get swift-bin with latest 5.6.3 release

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 3d21a03..ff4b55b 100644
--- a/PKGBUILD
+++ b/PKGBUILD
@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
 # Contributor: Frederic Bezies <fredbezies at gmail dot com>, youngunix <>

 pkgname=swift-bin
-pkgver=5.6
+pkgver=5.6.3
 pkgrel=1
 pkgdesc="Binary builds of the Swift programming language"
 arch=('x86_64')
@@ -15,8 +15,8 @@ optdepends=('python36: required for REPL')
 options=('!strip')
 provides=('swift-language')
 replaces=('swift-language-bin')
-source=("https://swift.org/builds/swift-$pkgver-release/centos8/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos8.tar.gz")
-sha256sums=('80fa936a30bbc599a619d352fb271de4060bee9f04151cbfda3d755f4c9e4257')
+source=("https://download.swift.org/swift-$pkgver-release/centos7/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos7.tar.gz")
+sha256sums=('c1de2c22f3c2b6a1896b7e43b2abeea80db1aedcd035734496a99a6dba743401')

 package() {
   find_elf_only() {
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ package() {
   }

   mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/swift"
-  cp -Ppr "${srcdir}/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos8"/usr/* "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/swift"
+  cp -Ppr "${srcdir}/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos7"/usr/* "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/swift"

   # Symlink the desired binaries to /usr/bin
   mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/usr/bin"

Aranom commented on 2022-04-26 06:43 (UTC)

Haven't extensively tested this, but this PKGBUILD uses CentOS 7 distribution for 5.6.1 https://gist.githubusercontent.com/abarisain/eed1965b93b85710be266a36b92c4232/raw/14fbe130ba01db8d4e6d96686647798a0d31baf8/PKGBUILD

Had to rewrite libtinfo to libncurses: /usr/lib/libtinfo.so is a plaintext file that says "INPUT(libncurses.so.6)" which fails at runtime As ncurses contains the tinfo feature, I skipped the middleman rather than linking to libtinfo.so.6

mkhsu commented on 2022-04-19 02:46 (UTC)

CentOS 8 deprecated https://github.com/apple/swift/pull/42343

miten commented on 2022-02-13 23:55 (UTC) (edited on 2022-02-14 00:17 (UTC) by miten)

I will maintain swift-bin for the time being. If anyone wants to be a co-maintainer, please let me know.

P.S. I have made python36 an optional dependency.

kylef commented on 2021-10-23 08:46 (UTC)

@refi.64, any thoughts to making python36 an optional dependency? It isn't needed for many uses of Swift, only the REPL (which not everyone uses). To be honest, I do patch the PKGBUILD to drop this dependency out myself.

pcbeard commented on 2021-09-21 06:54 (UTC)

Same patch works for the 5.5 release, just had to change pkgver=5.5.

pcbeard commented on 2021-09-19 05:33 (UTC) (edited on 2021-09-19 06:06 (UTC) by pcbeard)

5.4.3 is out. What would it take to move forward? This patch worked for me:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index af2121e..43f56e4 100644
--- a/PKGBUILD
+++ b/PKGBUILD
@@ -4,3 +4,3 @@
 pkgname=swift-bin
-pkgver=5.4.2
+pkgver=5.4.3
 pkgrel=1
@@ -10,3 +10,3 @@ url="https://swift.org"
 license=('apache')
-depends=('libutil-linux' 'libxml2' 'python36')
+depends=('libutil-linux' 'libxml2' 'python')
 makedepends=('patchelf')
@@ -16,3 +16,3 @@ replaces=('swift-language-bin')
 source=("https://swift.org/builds/swift-$pkgver-release/centos8/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE/swift-$pkgver-RELEASE-centos8.tar.gz")
-sha256sums=('48997efc0d3b5a87082609b2d2bab21e421e711427386def6b6e761e5491167f')
+sha256sums=('1a86b6d964804f9d37dcbb9da24b902211b108deef1b73c4005837073b0244ee')

Surprisingly the missing ':' character bug still persists. Fixed in Ubuntu.

Also, when I run the swift command, I see these errors:

warning: (x86_64) /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 unsupported DW_FORM value: 0x1f
warning: (x86_64) /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so.1 unsupported DW_FORM value: 0x1f

refi.64 commented on 2021-07-04 16:20 (UTC)

silverhammermba illuser: Python 3.6 is required by liblldb, if you try to start the Swift REPL it'll break without it. It's an unfortunate consequence of having to use binaries that weren't built for Arch. (rpmextract was a mistaken holdover from the past, though, I've removed it.)