Mountain Lion/Xcode/Macports upgrade failure

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Aug 8 03:38:53 PDT 2012

On Aug 8, 2012, at 05:21, Jim Graham <spooky130u at> wrote:

> Ok, I was confused.  I thought someone said (either in this thread or in
> another one) that it's the command line utils package that you have to
> pay for.  That's obviously not the case, as I have gcc, java, etc., and
> was not aware (until now---thanks) of the link for a free account.
> So what IS this xcode package?  And what's the $99 for?  Is that the
> equivalent of Google's $25 one-time fee for Android developers?  Or is
> it for something entirely different?  Just curious....

The $99 account allows you transfer iOS apps you've developed to your physical iOS devices, and lets you sell apps you've developed on the Mac and iOS App Stores. It probably also does other things that are nice if you're a software developer; I haven't looked into it fully.

Suffice to say you don't need that level of Apple Developer Connection membership to use MacPorts. You only need a free ADC account, basically just so that you can download Xcode and its command line tools.

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