Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 10:21 AM (in response to Rich Cook)
Open the App store then hold down your option key and click purchases.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to Eric Ross)
Thanks! I hate the new Lion OS. I'm just surviving right now. Thanks for your helpful answer.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 10:40 AM (in response to Eric Ross)
Spoke too soon. It looked like that was going to be the answer. The App Store downloaded and "installed" XCode but I can't find it anywhere. It's not in /Developer/Apps. The version of XCode there is 3.2.6. Oh... so now I noticed that "Os X Lion" has an "install" button, which out of curiosity I clicked (dumb, I know), and then I got taken into the stupid LaunchPad world. There I noticed an app called "XCode Installer" sitting there, which I clicked on. Apparently it had not run yet! So the App Store thinks XCode is installed even though the installer has not run.
Lion is BUGGY.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 10:55 AM (in response to Rich Cook)
Check your Applications folder for the installer.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 11:06 AM (in response to Eric Ross)
Thanks, XCode is now installed and macports is now happy. And I now understand the App Store a bit better. As you can see, I tend to break things by bulling ahead and I count on being able to go in and "fix things by hand" when they break. LOL
I still hate Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to Eric Ross)
I'm having a similar problem. Xcode was installed, opened an old project. It caused XCode 4 to crash, so I uninstalled it. Used the DevTools uninstaller in the folder via terminal. I try to download from the App-Store, it says it can't because it is already installed. I downloaded the file from the ADC site, tried to install it, and it says that it can't install it on the drive because it already exists. I can't find any reference to where it's looking to determine if it exists, but there is something somewhere. Any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 11:07 PM (in response to Doug Guillot)
I have the same problem as Doug ...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to Rich Cook)
Yet another individual in the same boat. ***, Apple?! Why must getting software be so obscure & complicated? What happened to: go to website, download thing, install thing?
- I had Xcode 4.1 installed. Wanted to install (yet another) package with MacPorts, but got complaint that Xcode 4.1 is inadequate.
- So I go to App Store & tell it to install current Xcode…
- This, BTW, left me with nearly zero feedback that something was going on. Only because I have a menubar widget showing network bandwidth did I know it was downloading.
- while waiting (who knows how long it was to be), I had to sleep my computer to take it with me to work.
- Upon waking my computer, App Store tells me Xcode is installed. Great!
- Back to MacPorts to install that package: it tells me that Xcode 4.1 is too old. ***!?
- Then things get messy & I end up clicking on the circle-X "button" next to XCode in the "Purchases" section of App Store, thinking that'll allow me to install it…
- that's a dead end
- I then try entirely removing "/Developer" & "/Applications/Install Xcode.app"
- another dead end
- Trying all combinations of holding any/all keyboard modifiers (option/control/shift/command) while clicking on "Purchases" in App Store did nothing different than not holding any.
- Now I'm left with no Xcode & no way to install it with App Store
- whee! this is a fine pit I find myself in now.
What a lovely user experience! Please, may I have more?! <grumble> <fume>
In the end, I did resort to my "what happened to…" thought.
- Go to http://connect.apple.com/ & login with your (free) dev account.
- Locate the current version of Xcode (4.3.2 for Lion) & download the dmg
- Install like a normal person. (copy the Xcode.app from the mounted disk image to Applications)
After a bit of cleanup (things like "/usr/bin/xcodebuild -version" were trying to access things that used to exist), I've again got a working install of Xcode.