install xcode: only choice is to install in HD

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by maya90, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. maya90 macrumors member

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    xcode installation creates a "Developer" dir.. I want this dir to be at same level as "Application" folder is.. but when installing only choice is HD, it does not let you navigate to where in HD you want Xcode to be installed... how can I tell it to install it where I want it please...

    it says here
    http://www.macworld.com/article/46286/2005/08/installxcode.html

    that "Developer" folder is created at same level where "Applications" folder is, but this is not the case, it created it at root of HD...

    thank you...
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Why is this a problem for you? You do realize you can make a sym link from wherever you wish the folder was to wherever the folder really is, right?

    In terminal...

    cd /whereever/you/wantDeveloperToBe
    ln -s /Developer Developer

    hope this helps...
     
  3. maya90 thread starter macrumors member

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    solved -- disregard pls.. thank you..
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    What was your resolution?

    B
     
  5. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm is your Applications folder not at the root of the HD?
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    There are multiple Applications folder (depending on the number of accounts on the machine). One is at the HD's root level (for applications that all users can access) and one in each user's home directory (for their own applications). Xcode is normally installed in /Developer alongside the root /Applications folder. To install Xcode in a directory other than the default /Developer, you must specify a new <Xcode> directory name on the "Custom Install" pane (useful for when wanting to install a beta alongside a released Xcode), as seen in the Xcode Readme file.
     
  7. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Well this one doesn't exist by default and very few applications utilize it so most people never see it.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    Yes, you're right there. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  9. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    The Apple installer sucks bad when you want to install somewhere that it does't want you to install. In the document "About Xcode and iOS SDK.pdf" there is a section called Custom Install: Step-by-Step that shows how to do it.
     

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