Uninstalling Xcode 3 (w/o removing Xcode 4)

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Littleodie914, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Hey guys, I have two copies of Xcode installed on my machine. I have:

    • /Developer/ (Xcode 4)
    • /Developer_3/ (Xcode 3)

    I know that you can run the 'uninstall --mode=all' script, plenty of Google searches return this as the proper method, but I just wanted to make sure that running this script from the Xcode 3 developer folder won't remove any dependencies Xcode 4 has. (Eg. Do they share any executables/libraries that are stored outside of the /Developer/ folders?)

  2. macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2006
    I think the underlying things - gcc and so forth are the same for both versions, so they are interdependant on the same libraries.

    So you risk losing those libraries if you do a complete uninstall, so the safest unless someone knows more than me would be to just delete the folder and call it a day :)

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