macports without XCode

Federico Calboli f.calboli at
Wed Nov 7 05:54:12 PST 2012

On 7 Nov 2012, at 13:49, Jeremy Lavergne <jeremy at> wrote:

>> 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.

Which packages if I can ask?  because they might be packages that I do not want nor need.
> Some packages also build differently based on the version of xcode installed; you also can't install them without xcode present.

How so?  I would have imagined it's the CLT that make the difference, after all they mast be installed for macports.



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