I've installed Xcode and MacPorts on a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, but MacPorts doesn't work, saying that it cannot find anything.

mba:~ cnst$ sudo port install wget
Warning: The Command Line Tools for Xcode don't appear to be installed; most ports will likely fail to build.
Warning: See http://guide.macports.org/chunked/installing.xcode.html for more information.
--->  Computing dependencies for wgetError: Unable to execute port: can't read "build.cmd": Failed to locate 'make' in path: '/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin' or at its MacPorts configuration time location, did you move it?
mba:~ cnst$

And, indeed, there is no make or clang in the path, but it is definitely installed, though:

mba:~ cnst$ find /Applications -name "clang" -or -name "make"
mba:~ cnst$

Why is there no make or clang in the path? Why MacPorts doesn't work?

I notice that http://www.macports.org/install.php#pkg mentions that you have to install something from ADC, Apple Command Line Developer Tools, but ADC doesn't work since last Thursday or Friday due to their security breach, so, the developer tools are nowhere to be found.

What's the proper solution here?


1 Answer 1


Due to the Apple Developer Center being down this process may fail, however;

You can install Command Line Tools via Xcode's Preferences. Open Xcode, then hit +,. Choose the 'Downloads' section, and Components lists the downloadable items.

Xcode Downloadable Components

Assuming that ADC being down hasn't also locked down these utilities, the installation process will take place.

  • It's downloading something at 17.8MB/s! I think only their authorisation services are down, I wonder how does Xcode do these downloads -- maybe it's also possible to download Xcode itself without having to use the App Store?
    – cnst
    Jul 25, 2013 at 1:16
  • Yes, it worked! ADC / Software Downloads is still offline, BTW.
    – cnst
    Jul 25, 2013 at 1:18

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