Installing MacPorts with a non-standard XCode install

Loren Spice jadenb1729 at
Thu Mar 24 11:57:27 PDT 2011

--- On Thu, 3/24/11, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> 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.
I unfortunately conflated two questions that aren't really related; I'm sorry for that.

The important question for me is "Can I install Macports without"  The answer seems to be "No", which is a problem because, regardless of whether I install Xcode in a standard or non-standard location, it's not installing; and my installation of Snow Leopard (from a master image at $WORK) doesn't include that file either.  (I don't have the disks for Snow Leopard, so I can't re-install it; and Xcode is freshly downloaded from, so I think it's not the problem.)  Thus, my question is:  Given that I don't currently have, how can I generate it, or otherwise get past this step of ./configure?

(The *other*, less important question, is "Can I install Macports if my Xcode is in a non-standard location?"  Your answer seems to be "No", but, aside from this problem with --which is *missing*, not just in the wrong location!-- it seems to have gone OK so far.)

Thanks for your help.  I'm sorry again for posing the question badly.

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