System Tools and UNIX Development in Xcode 4.2

Ian Wadham at
Sat Dec 31 19:01:42 PST 2011

On 01/01/2012, at 1:48 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 21:17, Ian Wadham < at> wrote:
> At, re Xcode,  it says:
> "Ensure that the optional components for command line development are installed
> ("UNIX Development", plus "System Tools" in newer versions, or "Command Line
> Support" in older ones)."
> After upgrading to Lion 4.7.2 and downloading Xcode 4.2.1 from the App Store, I could
> not find those components anywhere in Lion and Xcode, but my uninstall and rebuild
> of all my ports went OK and so did the development work I do at the command line.
> Lion and Xcode 4 both install their respective formerly-optional components by default now, and neither has any user-visible components; this is a consequence of their being packaged as online-only App Store-compatible "lumps".  MacPorts' documentation is lagging a bit behind changes to itself, OS X, and Xcode.

Thanks very much, Brandon, that sets my mind at rest.  

> (Feel free to submit documentation patches; the lag is a consequence of being an as-time-allows community effort, and probably of dev types generally being not so good with documenting.)

Fair enough re the first reason.  Re the second: it was ever thus … :-(

Cheers, Ian W.

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