Does MacPorts need ALL of Xcode?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Oct 2 08:20:18 UTC 2021

On Sep 27, 2021, at 16:36, Ian Wadham wrote:

> So what is the “recipe” to install just the CLT with no version of Xcode present? And can that recipe be included in the MacPorts Guide?


xcode-select --install

and click the button to install the command line tools.

Or download the command line tools installer from the Apple Developer Downloads web site.

> Couldn’t those ports list Xcode as a build dependency?

They do, by using this keyword:

use_xcode yes

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