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  • 45. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    tforcade Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    +Done. Should i copy all my files on to a flashdrive? And i am using a brand: iomega is that ok?+

    Assuming that your flash drive is large enough to hold everything that matters to you AND a complete Time Machine (or equivalent) back up of all apps, prefs, etc. Please remember that this install could corrupt your computer and the contents of any hard drive--either directly connected or networked. Also be sure you can locate your Mac OS Install DVD so you can reinstall the OS. Just verify that you have a complete backup and that the flash drive/harddrive is NOT either directly connected or networked to your computer during the install. You want to isolate your computer during the install, just in case. Regarding the Iomega vs. any other flash card I don't know.
  • 46. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    Frustrated Dylan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Has anyone heard anything from apple? I didn't when I submitted a support request. Maybe somebody needs to let the AppleInsders and MacRumors type sites know so that this can get some press. Seems like a big deal to me, maybe it's affecting such a small minority of people that Apple just doesn't care.
  • 47. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    D.J. Glisten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ...or (I know this is an obvious solution, but just so it's said) you could just wait for Apple to address the issue. Seriously, unless you're a developer who makes his living off of this, there's really little reason to bet your system instead of being patient and hoping Apple sorts it out in some degree of a timely manner.

    Moreover, if a large enough percentage of users stop downloading and installing Xcode for fear of destroying their systems it might prompt Apple to provide a solution sooner than later. Wishful thinking as this only seems to be effecting a small percentage of users, but... everyone added helps.

    Again... patience is the obvious solution, but just making sure its said. It's the route everyone in this forum has been forced to take.
  • 48. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    D.J. Glisten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Frustrated Dylan wrote:
    Has anyone heard anything from apple? I didn't when I submitted a support request. Maybe somebody needs to let the AppleInsders and MacRumors type sites know so that this can get some press. Seems like a big deal to me, maybe it's affecting such a small minority of people that Apple just doesn't care.


    I actually submitted the thread and the problem to http://www.tuaw.com in hopes that someone there would write a quick blog warning users of the potential danger. Nothing yet, but I totally recommend those of us that have the time to hit up the sites we visit regularly, and mention it. Publicizing the issue would certainly lead potential Xcode installers to become cautious (as they should be), and with that - if it hasn't already - it would certainly get Apple's attention.
  • 49. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    D.J. Glisten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I actually did some Googling, and found that Cnet wrote up a little thing about our thread on April 8.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20052216-263.html?tag=mncol
  • 50. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    D.J. Glisten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Welp... Xcode was updated to 4.0.2 today, and the closes mention in the update notes of our problem being resolved is "Additional bug fixes and stability improvements". Hardly specific enough to instill one with any degree of confidence that things won't go kaput again, BUT... anyone out there feel like taking the plunge and seeing if it got addressed? I did it last time when the 4.0.1 update dropped. Totally someone else's turn. haha
  • 51. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    Dom Mooney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've done it twice already with 4.0 and 4.0.1 and it takes a chunk of time to restore.

     

    May have a shot next week when I have a few days off.

  • 52. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    sirtimp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too am interested to see if anyone who had experienced the fatal crash has tried again, since the new Xcode update.

     

    After in install wiped my drive, I restored my drive w/ Time Machine, I ran the Combo Update, and I deleted an ~old~ version of the Xcode developer folder (version 2)

     

    ..Still waiting to try the update. Apple didn't specifically address a fix for this error in the update, so I'm rather hesitant..

  • 53. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

    D.J. Glisten wrote:


    I actually submitted the thread and the problem to http://www.tuaw.com in hopes that someone there would write a quick blog warning users of the potential danger. Nothing yet, but I totally recommend those of us that have the time to hit up the sites we visit regularly, and mention it. Publicizing the issue would certainly lead potential Xcode installers to become cautious (as they should be), and with that - if it hasn't already - it would certainly get Apple's attention.

    If you want to get Apple's attention, why not submit this to the Apple Bug Reporter?

     

    This is an extraordinary claim that requires extraordinary proof. A dozen "me too" posts by anonymous internet accounts does not qualify.

     

    The installer has a logging functionality that will report everything it does. Turn it on and watch it.

  • 54. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    tforcade Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Been working with Apple and finally have a resolution that worked here anyway.

     

    They traced the problem down to my /Applications/Installers/ folder where a previous version of an early Xcode installer had migrated from an old G5 as I migrated all apps having recently purchased a new iMac. 

     

    I deleted that and another G5 installer and Xcode installed flawlessly via the AP store.

     

    That said I wouldn't recommend attempting to install Xcode from the AP Store without first...

    - Verifying that you have a recent TimeMachine backup.

    - Logging off all networked drives and connected drives--even flash drives.

  • 55. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    Dom Mooney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just did some checking and I found a copy of the Panther (10.3) version of Xcode in the /applications/installers folder which must have moved there when I migrated my user profile when I upgraded from my old iMacG4. I've deleted it now and will try again later in the week.

  • 56. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    sirtimp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    'Wanted to chime in.. I too had an old Xcode install, migrated over from an old G5. I removed the old Macintosh HD/Developer folder, along with the old Tools folder located in /Applications/Installers (good call tforcade!)

     

    I also had run the Combo Update on top of my original 10.6.7 update (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1361)

     

    And after all of the above, I successfully downloaded and installed Xcode 4.0.2 this afternoon. Good times.

  • 57. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    D.J. Glisten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep... successful install here as well. I too had the old Xcode installer from a migration from my old PPC Powerbook. Amazing. All this for additional muti-touch gestures on my iPad (and maybe some tinkering with development, too.) haha

     

    Thanks, tforcade!

  • 58. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    Dom Mooney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did the backup today, then downloaded Xcode 4.02 and installed it. It gave me an error on first install (suspect this was a time out as I was called out of the room mid-install when I hadn't yet put the admin password in) but re-running the installer worked fine.

     

    Before this I deleted all traces of the old PPC Xcode installer and also ran the combo updater for 10.6.7.

     

    The iPad now has multitouch gestures enabled and very nice they are too.

  • 59. Re: Install Xcode from the App Store = Deleted System
    harv47 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Xcode 4.0.2 from the Mac App store installs without error. See my post at 

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15385513#15385513 

     

    about the "old installers" problem that Apple finally acknowledged.