[MacPorts] #29172: remove dependency on Xcode

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Wed May 4 12:14:39 PDT 2011

#29172: remove dependency on Xcode
 Reporter:  joshmoz@…          |       Owner:  macports-tickets@…                   
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  new                                  
 Priority:  Normal             |   Milestone:                                       
Component:  base               |     Version:  1.9.2                                
 Keywords:                     |        Port:                                       

Comment(by tobias.netzel@…):

 Replying to [ticket:29172 joshmoz@…]:
 > I realize this would be a pretty significant change but I'd like for
 MacPorts to not depend on Xcode. Xcode now costs money, which means that
 MacPorts depends on non-free (as in beer) software. As far as I know there
 is no convenient and free developer toolchain on Mac OS X any more. The
 MacPorts project is probably in the best position of any project to
 provide that.
 Did you ever realize there is Gentoo Prefix?[[BR]]
 http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gentoo-alt/prefix/bootstrap-macos.xml [[BR]]
 I didn't know of it's existence until a fews days ago but they seem to
 provide exactly what you're looking for. It needs Xcode only for
 bootstrapping. After that everything gets compiled by it's own
 Although I didn't test it they seem to provide clang 2.9 as well as llvm-
 gcc-4.2 ready to be built and used on Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/29172#comment:4>
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