macports without XCode

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Wed Nov 7 05:49:32 PST 2012

> After having a go with homebrew I decided that macport's use of /opt/local is significantly less likely to screw up my system, so I am now quite firmly on the macport side of the camp.  One good thing homebrew has though is the fact it only requires the command line tools, not the whole Xcode installation.  Is a macports -Xcode +CLT ever going to happen?

Some packages provided by MacPorts are actually xcode projects; you can't them without xcode installed.

Some packages also build differently based on the version of xcode installed; you also can't install them without xcode present.

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