Can I uninstall xcode 4 after installing the required macports?

Dontino littlekid87 at
Sat Mar 19 21:51:13 PDT 2011

if say at a later date I wish to install other ports, can I just reinstall
xcode and then it would work?

I suppose xcode is only needed for installation? Hence am I right that
uninstalling a port wouldn't require xcode?


Ryan Schmidt-24 wrote:
> On Mar 19, 2011, at 23:31, Dontino wrote:
>> Hi, I am wondering, after installing gcc45, gcc46 and gcc_select, can I
>> uninstall xcode 4 as I no longer need it.
> If you no longer wish to install any additional ports, nor upgrade your
> existing ports, you could uninstall Xcode. However, if you do intend to
> build anything with MacPorts later, it will most likely need Xcode to do
> so. (Unless you're talking about the small handful of ports that use a
> MacPorts compiler like gcc45 or gcc46 instead of the Xcode compiler.)
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