Installing MacPorts with a non-standard XCode install

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Mar 24 01:17:16 PDT 2011

On Mar 23, 2011, at 17:06, Rainer Müller wrote:
> On 2011-03-23 21:28 , Loren Spice wrote:
>> They aren't in a 'basic' OS X install (really!).  They do come with
>> Xcode, which puts them in "/Developer" (or $XCODE, in my example). 
>> They're not placed in the /usr hierarchy unless you ask for it by
>> installing "UNIX Development"; but that just puts a bunch of hardlinks
>> (I think) to the files in the "/Developer" hierarchy, rather than
>> installing anything new:
> You really should choose this "UNIX Development" option as recommended
> in the guide [1].

It's not a recommendation; it's a requirement for using MacPorts the way it's currently programmed.

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