port diagnose and xcode
dave at horsfall.org
Fri Mar 11 22:21:48 UTC 2022
On Fri, 11 Mar 2022, Chris Jones wrote:
> MacPorts is not (just) 'a simple package manager'. Yes, it performs this
> function, but first and foremost (and long before we even had binary
> tarballs to distribute as a 'package mnager') it is a system for
> building packages and their dependencies. To build something you require
> a compiler. Many ports will build fine with just the Apple CLT package,
> but some indeed require the full Xcode installation in order to be built
> (and Xcode also is not just an IDE, but is also a command line build
I couldn't have put it better myself; the fact that some packages
(contributed to MacPorts) require Xcode is hardly MacPorts' fault.
I dips me lid to the MP maintainers for what is obviously a thankless job.
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