Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have been trying to update to Xcode 4.6.1 (from 4.6) on OS X 10.7.5. The install gets most of the way through, then hangs out at "Installing - less than one minute" indefinitely. Based on old threads about similar problems I've ensured iTunes and iTunesHelper are both not running. I've restarted and tried again. What else can I try or look into?

enter image description here


and I wonder if this has anything to do with it?

enter image description here

share|improve this question
The developer log in is clearly down at the moment (and has been for more than 20 minutes). I don't know if anyone can get in if they were logged in before the authentication part of the system went down, but it could be related. Now, that being said, it's quite odd for the LaunchPad + App Store download to depend on being up to install the package itself. I'd expect it to check in for downloading the simulator or getting your dev certificates from Apple - but not to install the tools. – bmike Apr 6 '13 at 21:45
@bmike - I agree, would be weird... BUT, I could imagine maybe it finish install by starting up and trying to sync up with developer account? totally making that up but seems remotely plausible... – jlarson Apr 6 '13 at 21:55
So - we all know Apple uses a CDN for App Store downloads, so it's entirely possible the Dev servers are part of Xcode's CDN forest. – bmike Apr 6 '13 at 22:18

The problem in this case appears to be that the developer site was down. Once it came up, install proceeded without problem.

share|improve this answer

Once you have downloaded the full installation package, cancel setup, turn off Wi-Fi and restart installation. Setup will complete normally.

My understanding is that the setup skip the 'connect to dev site' step.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.