Cannot compile Cocoapods with XCode/Obj-C – “Pods-prefix.pch.dia: No such file or directory”

I am using XCode 4.5.1 and iOS 6.0 base SDK.

Here is the error I am receiving:

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  • Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64 on OS X with fat library
  • invalid breakpoint with xcode 4.3
  • iOS conditional link static library
  • Clearing history list of repositories in XCode
  • i686-apple-darwin11-llvm-gcc-4.2: /Users/fahim/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/Currenthiphop-emodxxwwaiojlcboaxuodksuwuww/Build/Intermediates/PrecompiledHeaders/Pods-prefix-evibdktwbatdnbabmrlnderfsxxi/Pods-prefix.pch.dia: No such file or directory

    There is only 1 file in the Pods-prefix-xxx directory:

    Here is my Podfile:
    platform :ios

    pod 'LibComponentLogging-Core'
    pod 'LibComponentLogging-LogFile'
    pod 'LibComponentLogging-qlog' 
    pod 'LibComponentLogging-pods'
    pod 'Facebook-iOS-SDK'
    pod 'RestKit'

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

    3 Solutions Collect From Internet About “Cannot compile Cocoapods with XCode/Obj-C – “Pods-prefix.pch.dia: No such file or directory””

    I actually found this solution right here that details opening up Xcode using normal means (Finder or the Dock), as opposed to using the open <Workspace>.xcworkspace command. I’ve always used Xcode from my dock, whereas the other developer (who couldn’t build the project and was getting the error you were) was using the open command from the command line. Once he opened Xcode from the Dock, and manually browsed to open the project that way, he could build it successfully.

    If you are using CocoaPods 0.18.0, this might be cause by CocoaPods and is fixed in

    Extra quote in “$(inherited)” was the cause ( It should not be quoted. If you remove them from the xcconfig the project will build again. You may want to check your xcconfig and see if there are extra quote.

    This issue can be caused by a few different factors but in my case and the case of some colleagues, this resolved the missing pch.dia

    Uninstall CocoaPods and install 0.17.1

    sudo gem uninstall cocoapods
    sudo gem install cocoapods -v 0.17.1 --verbose

    Lock your Kiwi version to 2.05 if Kiwi is one of your pods:

    target :KiwiUnitTest, :exclusive => true do
      pod 'Kiwi', '2.0.5'

    Clean your Xcode project including Derived Data. Close down Xcode, re-open the project and build.