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Xcode appears to be installed but xcodebuild is unusable

I was had to reinstall Xcode 4 and now I'm getting message Xcode appears to be installed but xcodebuild is unusable; and xcodebuild exists but failed to execute all the time when I try to install ...
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Downloading Xcode libraries with slow internet connection

I need to find the link to install the Xcode 4.3 developer library (237 MB) and the iOS 5.1 Library (Apple iPhone OS 5.1) (395 MB). Since I have a slow internet connection, I am unable to download it ...
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Mac OS and distributed compile

Is there an alternative to distcc on Mac OS X Lion? Apple recently removed distcc from Xcode. It's a feature I use a lot. If I want to update to the latest version of Xcode I will have to give it up. ...
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Xcode 4.2 Snow Leopard Doesn't Install

My mac crashed and I am trying to install Xcode 4.2 again, but it doesn't work. The GUI shows an 'The Installation Failed' error. In the console a few messages stick out to me. They are: The ...
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Xcode 4.2 install for Snow Leopard fails with an OpenGLApps.pkg

During an install of XCode 4.2 for Snow Leopard (this is on a brand new install of Mac OSX that has been updated to the latest OSX version), I'm getting the following error in the /var/log/install.log ...
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Understanding iPhone Provisioning Portal and how it works? [closed]

The process of provisioning portal, certificates, provisioning profiles, etc are still confusing me. I read apple's documentations and googled a lot about it.. Nothing helped me.. I have a Mac and an ...
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Xcode 4 and Snow Leopard

This is the thing : I have Xcode 4.3 on my MacBook Pro (running Lion) I am stuck with 4.0.2 on my iMac (running Snow Leopard) Given that I would really like to retain a SnowLeopard-running machine ...
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I installed Xcode but I still don't have gcc in my terminal

I just got a Mac and I'm a complete newbie, so this may be kind of a really easy question, but I wasn't able to solve it with Google or F1. I was trying to run a C program from the Terminal that ...
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How much is should pay and from where I can find tools to develop for IPhone and IPad [closed]

I am new to mac dev world. every where i try to download or do something i find "you should pay $99". I want xcode to develop these apps, and test them before putting on the market place. how much i ...
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How to install Xcode from downloaded package

I recently uninstalled all dev tools from OS X after having issues with gcc and realizing both Xcode 3 and 4 were installed - but not before saving an Xcode package file to the desktop. It's over 3 GB ...
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How do I manually uninstall the Developer Tools?

I installed the Developer Tools way back in Tiger or Leopard and I'd like to uninstall them now. I have Xcode 4.0.2. How do I uninstall them manually?
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Must I download Xcode with the same Apple ID that I'm submitting with?

I have an apple account and I have downloaded Xcode on my Mac. If I download Xcode on my friend's Mac because he doesn't have an account yet and he would be on the iOS program later, would he be able ...
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Prevent Xcode windows from exiting fullscreen after wake from sleep?

Often, when I log out of my computer, I'll enable "Reopen windows when logging back in". One of the first things I'll do when I log back on, is swipe over to my fullscreen Xcode project. The Xcode ...
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Weird character after pressing Esc in xcode

Ever since I installed osx and xcode on my new macbook (about a year ago) I got this weirdest problem I can't get rid of. Anytime I press Esc key in xcode, one character gets printed. I can't copy ...
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Command Line Tools fail to install OSX Lion 10.7.3 Xcode 4.3

I'm trying to install the command line tools to get gcc, make, and other goodies after a Lion upgrade. I went to preferences/Downloads in XCode and attempted to install the command line tools. At the ...
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iOS Simulator installed apps location in Xcode 4.3.1

Where can I find the apps installed on the iOS Simulator? I am running Xcode 4.3.1. I have found the location of the simulator at ...
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Can I change the carrier name in the iPhone Simulator 5.0?

I found numerous instructions to set SBFakeCarrier in com.apple.springboard plist but this doesn't seem to work with iOS Simulator 5.0. Is there any way to change the carrier name in the simulator?
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I am trying to run the iOS simulator

I am trying to run the iOS simulator on my mac but I can't find it when i search in spotlight. I have Xcode 4.2 installed. I thought iOS simulator was bundled with Xcode.
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iOS Simulator Hidden in Xcode 4.3.1?

This is more of an "am I doing this right?" type of question... I recently performed a clean install of Lion and installed Xcode 4.3.1 from the App Store. I noticed that the /Developer folder was ...
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How to install an OSX application from source

I'm trying to install this application from source. http://sveinbjorn.org/platypus It's not installed the same as the usual way in Linux. I got the source and built in in X-Code. Now how do I ...
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unable to run ddd on mac

I am trying to install ddd debugger on my MAC. It installed fine, however when I try to run it I get the following error: bash-3.2$ ddd test Error: No `Ddd' application defaults file To resolve this ...
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Quartz Composer in MacOS X 10.7.3

How do I install Quartz Composer in Mac OS X Lion?
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How can I get Xcode to support tabs over the jump bar?

I selected View -> Tab Bar to enable tabs in Xcode. However, when I open a new file, it appears in the jump bar below the single existing tab and not as a new tab. How do I get new files to appear ...
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Where can I download Filemerge - the app for comparing two tools and merging them?

I would like to install Filemerge, but can't find where to go to download it. Where can I download it?
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iChat call forces in-call status bar in iOS simulator [closed]

Is there a way I can disassociate the iOS Simulator from my iChat calls, currently I am working on my app and I am using iChat for a video call and the in-call status bar comes and I can't toggle it ...
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GUI for C++ on Mac OS X [closed]

What GUI or framework should I use for both 2D and 3D applications? I'd like to use C++ as much as possible versus other pseudo languages such as Objective C. I'm confused so if this question makes no ...
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Missing autoconf/automake in Xcode 4.3?

After I purged Xcode 4.2 and installed Xcode 4.3 from App Store, I can not find autotools (automake/autoconf) through the command line. I've tried to run find /Applications/Xcode.app -name 'automake', ...
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Migrating old Xcode project to version 4.3

Today I moved to the latest version of Xcode (4.3). I tried to open an old project and when I try to launch the iOS simulator it returns me the following error: Xcode cannot run using the selected ...
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Is there a native/cocoa REST client for Mac OS X?

I'm looking for a cocoa REST client for the OS X. I prefer something native so that I'm not in the terminal interface and not looking for any browser extensions.
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Is the installation of Xcode from App Store enough for having the developer tools?

today I tried to install the new version of Xcode. Before that I removed the developer tools with the following command: sudo /Library/Developer/Shared/uninstall-devtools --mode=all I also had ...
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Was the FileMerge application removed from OS X 10.7.3?

I just updated to 10.7.3 and can no longer find the FileMerge application, which is part of the Xcode developer tools package. Did apple remove this in 10.7.3? I've checked in my developer directory, ...
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In Xcode 4.3, where do I put the additional tools?

I'm confused. I just downloaded 6 supplementary packages using Xcode > Open Developer Tool > More Developer Tools... and I thought the .dmg files would contain .pkg files, but instead they ...
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What should the standard contents of $DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH be?

I'm trying to install CERN's root libraries on my mac os Lion. It needs me to set $DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH, but on checking echo $DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH it seems to be empty (before I'm adding to it). Is ...
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Is Xcode 4.2 available for a MacBook Pro 2.2 with a Core Duo processor?

I'm trying to figure out if this computer will be able to run the new Xcode 4.2. These are the specs: MacBook Pro 2.2 15'' Core Duo 2.16GHz (T2600) 2 GB RAM The full specs can be found here.
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where is ~/.vim folder? and how to install themes?

I downloaded color sample pack from http://vim.sourceforge.net/scripts/script.php?script_id=625 it says i should unzip and place it into ~/.vim but where is this folder? I tried unzip it to my ...
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I've uninstalled Xcode and many apps were uninstalled too

I've uninstalled Xcode 4 to reinstall it: sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all ...and now I don't have Terminal.app and the Activity Monitor.app and I don't know what else apps ...
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Generate an iOS Project (.xcodeproj) with AppleScript

How can I generate an iOS project (.xcodeproj) with AppleScript (without XCode)?
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How do I deploy a custom app to my iPhone?

I'm taking a mobile phone app development class, and will be making custom apps using Xcode. I'm able to run the app from Xcode on my iPhone 4 no problem, however when I disconnect the phone from the ...
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How can I get Unix (brew/xcode/vim) acting like Unix under Lion?

I "upgraded" from Snow Leopard with Homebrew and vim both chugging along happily, to Lion. Now vim hangs/segfaults, and when I invoke brew, it complains xcode is missing, and continues to do so after ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to focus this textfield in Xcode 4.1?

What is the keyboard shortcut to get focus inside the textbox pointed in the screenshot below? I am new to Xcode 4.1. I use Eclipse a lot. In Eclipse if we want to jump over any file we can use ...
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How do I install GCC via Homebrew?

I am using Homebrew exclusively (i.e. I don’t, and won’t, use MacPorts or Fink). I also want to keep manual installations to a bare minimum.1 … But how can I install GCC? First of all, I’ve of ...
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How to uninstall Xcode IDE without completely removing the dev tools

I wanted to enable the developer libraries in Mac (RoR, Perl, gcc etc.) so I installed Xcode. I am only interested in these command line tools and will not be using Xcode (or other GUI tools with Mac ...
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From Mac App Store to an external hard drive

Is there any way to download and store app bought from the Mac App Store in an external hard drive and also being able to update them? (I'm especially interested in doing this with Xcode)
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Xcode will not launch correctly; works correctly with another account on the same machine

I have an issue where Xcode will not launch. The blue light shows under the icon, but nothing else seems to happen. I've already grabbed the latest version from the App Store and reinstalled, didn't ...
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Xcode Install problem

After installing Xcode and I try to open it I get blocked with a message "Scanning for Plug-in failed" and that I may not have appropriate permission..I was logged-in as an administrator. Do I need ...
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Where can I download open source iOS and Mac apps? [closed]

I'm new in iOS and Mac programming and I want to learn from open source projects. Where can I download source code for iOS App and Mac?
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Python editor for ipad with mercurial support?

Is there a text editor for ipad which supports python and mercurial? It would be even better if there were a solution that also allows one to run and develop with django. Any suggestions?
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Interrupted Mac App Store Download - Xcode

After losing my connection while downloading Xcode 4.2.1, the App Store has removed it from available updates and under purchases it says I am up to date (even though the date of the my installed ...
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Xcode Quad Core Optimization

Is Xcode (Using Xcode 4.2) optimized for a quad core processor? My real question is will Xcode's performance be noticeably different with a dual core i7 as opposed to a quad core i7? I might be ...
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How do I compile Doom3?

Has anyone compiled doom3, released here: https://github.com/TTimo/doom3.gpl ? I have never done something like that before (compile c++/xcode project) and a how-to would be more than welcome. Also ...