Bug 27456 - App rejected, using Private API _NSGetEnviron
Summary: App rejected, using Private API _NSGetEnviron
Status: VERIFIED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: XI 8.6.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: 8.6.x (services rel)
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2015-02-26 08:25 UTC by Luzanne
Modified: 2015-02-26 16:41 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Luzanne 2015-02-26 08:25:57 UTC
iOS apps get rejected today (26 february 2015) with this message:

Non-public API usage:
* The app references non-public symbols in ApplicationName: _NSGetEnviron



When I use the nm tool on the binary, it matches.

MacOSX:ApplicationName.app user$ nm ApplicationName | grep NSGetEnviron
U __NSGetEnviron

When create a new project in Xamarin Studio, it also matches on _NSGetEnviron.

Xamarin.iOS Version: 8.6.1.26
It is a Unified project.



See also: http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/33972/app-get-rejected-nsgetenviron
Comment 1 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-02-26 08:35:52 UTC
Fixed.

maccore/master: 51ef9a7074bc3bb26f0407c4578776156bc76ee4

Leaving open since we should get this out in a service release asap as well.

This only occurs with ARM64, so a potential workaround (for app upgrades) is to disable ARM64 in the project's build options.
Comment 2 Luzanne 2015-02-26 08:39:28 UTC
When do you expect the service release? Today, tomorrow, a week?
Comment 3 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-02-26 09:21:25 UTC
We're trying to get something out today.
Comment 4 Sebastien Pouliot 2015-02-26 09:53:39 UTC
Backported to monotouch-8.6.0-branch to be included in the service release
Comment 5 Mohit Kheterpal 2015-02-26 12:48:20 UTC
I have tried to verify this issue but I am not sure about the steps.

I have used X.iOS 8.6.2.26

I have followed following steps : 
1. Create Unified template application 
2. Build for device

Now using command nm ApplicationName | grep ApplicationName. 

Output : https://gist.github.com/Mohit-Kheterpal/feb3b6623d781bf5966e

still getting "_"  before application name 

Please let me know if I have to check something else to verify this issue.
Comment 6 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2015-02-26 12:52:45 UTC
@Mohit, you need to use this command:

    nm ApplicationName | grep _NSGetEnviron

if nothing is printed, the bug is fixed
Comment 7 Luzanne 2015-02-26 12:57:39 UTC
No, you are in the right directory, but you should use this:

nm texr | grep NSGetEnviron

If the fix is correct, this should not return 'U __NSGetEnviron' when the ARM64 build is enabled.
Comment 8 Mohit Kheterpal 2015-02-26 13:15:00 UTC
Thanks Rolf & Thanks Luzanne.

I am able to reproduce this issue with X.iOS 8.6.1.26 : http://www.screencast.com/t/fYqAlIPbgVBt

and the issue is fixed in X.iOS 8.6.2.26 : http://www.screencast.com/t/Z85Z4NZJvh

Hence closing this issue.
Comment 9 Sebastien Pouliot 2015-02-26 16:41:08 UTC
XI 8.6.2.26 is now be in the beta channel (and should be on stable next Monday).