xcode, clt or both

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Sep 20 07:28:56 UTC 2017

On Sep 20, 2017, at 01:31, db wrote:
> On 19 Sep 2017, at 23:06, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Sep 19, 2017, at 11:40, db wrote:
>>> On 19 Sep 2017, at 01:01, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>>> For certain subsets of ports, you can get by with installing just one or the other.
>>> How can I know this beforehand? That's the reason I'm actually asking what exactly MP needs Xcode, CLT or both for. For example, if a port uses portgroup xcode, I may infer that it most certainly will need that application.
>> I'm not aware of a way to know in advance.
> I thought I could at least assume that any port whose interface is a command line and whose features allegedly don't use any particular Apple framework that I'm aware of, wouldn't need Xcode.

That sounds plausible but I haven't personally that assumption for all 10,000+ portfiles so I don't know if it's true.

> Is it trial and error then?

Sure, if you like. Or just install both and then you won't run into any problems.

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