Should I try to upgrade to XCode 4.2 4c199 - Mac OS X 10.6.8

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Oct 4 00:26:01 PDT 2015

On Oct 3, 2015, at 1:38 PM, John-Reed Maffeo wrote:

> Newbie here. I have used mac ports for many years and never had a reason to write to the list. The few things I use have always worked.
> I recently got myself into a pickle (difficult situation) with ffmpeg and tried to reinstall it. I think this issues is being tracked:
> Ticket #48938 (new defect)
> ffmpeg build failure on 10.6
> Opened 13 days ago
> Last modified 4 days ago

On OS X 10.6.8, Xcode 3.2.6 is the recommended version. Xcode 4 for Snow Leopard was never available for free; you had to have a paid developer membership to get a copy. As such, most MacPorts users did not try this configuration, so more problems are likely to be encountered if you use that configuration.

Mihai attached a patch to that ticket that you could try. I'll try it now on my Snow Leopard system and, assuming it works, I'll commit it.

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