Hi, my name is BrittonI would start by doing a clean removal of XCode. Dragging it to the trash will often times leave remnants of the software in the file system that can cause issues when re-installing.
Try using this:http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/25276/appcleanerTo uninstall XCode, then re-install
I did $ sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools -mode=all
okay -- are you familiar with the command line or did you grab that command off the web somewhere?
I am familiar I think, but I found a few places on the web that said that was the way to uninstall
okay, try:cd /Developer <return>
see if the /Developer directory still exists
There is no /Developer directory
hmm, well, that's a good sign, at least it was all removed...
what's the error you're getting when trying to re-install?
The issue seems to be that I the only way I know to get 4.1.1 is via the App Store, and it didn't get the message that It was uninstalled
App store says "everything's up to date" and won't let me update
I see -- the App store won't let you re-download because it thinks it's still installed?
or it's just confused or broken
I see...one sec...
Perhaps there is either a way to kick sense into App Store, or download XCode4.1.1 from a dev site
I think I ran into the same problem a while back with 4.1.1. Im pretty sure it's only available from the App store -- Apple is migrating all of their software (including OS X) to the App store
what do I do?
Yeah, I just checked, 4.1+ is only available from the App store, stand by, I'm trying to figure this out...
try this, click the "Purchased" tab at the top of the App store, does XCode show up in the list?
but no buttons seem active
says installed (greyed out)
hmm...I may have to opt-out, you have me stumped. Have you restarted the App Store completely (with the App store open, hit command+Q)
you can try rebooting OS X, but I imagine you'll have the same results...
I've done that 2x before
I'm trying to see if there is a way to force the App store to re-evaluate what's installed...
that would be nice
also, is there an XCode installer in the Applications directory?
okay, let me know
drag it to the trash
yes, or you can drag it to another folder (like your home folder)
it just needs to be out of the Applications folder
then, close the app store completely (command+Q) or click App Store->Quit App Store
then re-open the app store, I need to reboot my machine, I'll be right back, you can continue to post your responses
Were you able to remove the file and restart the App Store?
yes, to no avail, but..
I started the installXcode.app file
did you move it from the Applications directory?
yes, I think as long as it's in the Applications folder, the App store will always think that it's installed and will not give you the opportunity to re-download it
well perhaps the InstallXCode.app that's there is okay. That's what I'm hoping
okay...let me know how it goes. It will probably be version 4.0 (if that even matters to you), if you want 4.1, you'll have to first move the installXcode.app file OUT of the Applications directory, then re-install from the App store
it's at 90% now
alright -- keep me posted
it has a date-time stamp of about when I got 4.1.1 from the app store.
that makes sense -- you're probably installing 4.1.1 then. Looks like the App store is fairly smart and kept a copy of the installer around for you. That way you don't have to re-download all 4.1GB again
The installer you're running now should get you back on track
+++ xcode's working
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX!
okay cool, sounds like you're all set