So I'm attempting to install Xcode on OS X Tiger on my iBook G4 (It was a gift.) I needed Xcode because I was trying to install MacPorts so that I could easily install software, namely git.

However, when I attempt to install it via what MacPorts says to do: http://guide.macports.org/#installing.xcode.other via the link for 10.4, it just sits there loading… nothing happens.

Does anyone know of a better way to install MacPorts than via Xcode, because I can't download it. …or if anyone knows how to install Xcode for OSX 10.4.11, that would be great!

  • <strikethrough>Poke around in Apple's developer centre, I succeeded to install XCode for Tiger there. That's a while ago, though, so I don't remember exactly how I found it.</strikethrough> I just read patrix' answer.
    – 11684
    Dec 26, 2013 at 17:28

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I had more success with downloading it from developer.apple.com directly

  • Point Safari to http://developer.apple.com/
  • Click on Mac Dev Center (on the left, in the OS X Mavericks box
  • Sign in (or create a free account if you don't have one yet)
  • In the "Additional Downloads" section at the bottom, click on "View all downloads"
  • Deselect all categories besides "Developer Tools"
  • Jump to about page 10 (of 11), the package is from Nov 2, 2007
  • Click on "Xcode 2.5 Developer Tools"
  • Will try this out and see if I can't get it working! Dec 26, 2013 at 14:47

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