Phase Out Xcode Dependency GSOC Project Update

Clemens Lang cal at
Tue Jul 16 20:40:44 UTC 2019

Hi Sat,

On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:57:41PM +0700, Satryaji Aulia wrote:
> We haven't discussed whether or not the `xcodeversion` PortGroup
> should be included. We also **restrict** Xcode in tracemode if not
> needed. An exception if is CLT isn't installed.

The xcodeversion PortGroup says it determines the version of Xcode from
/usr/bin/xcodebuild -version. Running that with DEVELOPER_DIR set to the
command line tools seems to fail:

$> DEVELOPER_DIR=/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools xcodebuild -version
xcode-select: error: tool 'xcodebuild' requires Xcode, but active developer directory '/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools' is a command line tools instance

As a consequence I would say that the xcodeversion PortGroup should set
use_xcode yes. I am aware that we have previously used this to blacklist
specific compiler versions installed by older Xcode versions due to know
problems, but this should nowadays be seldom since we introduced


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