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Script to fix Xcode 6.x so that it will run on El Capitan
#!/bin/bash
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if [ $# -lt 1 ] ; then
echo "Usage: ${0} path/to/xcode.app"
exit
fi
XCODEAPP=${1}
if [ ! -e "${XCODEAPP}/Contents/MacOS/Xcode" ] ; then
echo "Error: ${XCODEAPP} does not look like a path to Xcode.app"
exit
fi
if [ ! -w "${XCODEAPP}/Contents/_CodeSignature/CodeResources" ] || [ ! -w "${XCODEAPP}/Contents/Info.plist" ] ; then
echo "Error: Permission denied, try running with sudo"
exit
fi
echo ""
echo "Please note: Apple may reject apps built with Xcode 6.x on El Capitan,"
echo "so even though this lets you run Xcode 6.x, make sure you use Yosemite"
echo "for your final App Store build. There are also reports that Xcode 6"
echo "may make corrupt builds on El Capitan, so your milage may vary."
echo ""
echo "Processing...This can take a few minutes to complete..."
echo ""
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBundleVersion 8000" "${XCODEAPP}/Contents/Info.plist"
codesign -f -s - "${XCODEAPP}/Contents/MacOS/Xcode"
echo ""
echo "Looks like you should be good to go now."
echo "Why don't you also check out my app Watchdog For Xcode. It monitors Xcode"
echo "and solves all your DerivedData issues: http://bit.ly/WatchdogForXcode"
echo "Also, if you're developing with Swift, check out my debug log library"
echo "XCGLogger: https://github.com/DaveWoodCom/XCGLogger"
echo ""
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commented Sep 17, 2015

Just happened to land on this page and read your echo above for Watchdog. Two days ago a wasted about an hour on a stale DerivedData problem...so glad I found your app...just purchased!

Thanks!

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commented Sep 18, 2015

After running the script get this Usage: fixXcode6OnElCapitan.sh path/to/xcode.app but still not able to run xcode 6.4.

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commented Oct 7, 2015

Do I put this file inside the contents of that Xcode on my computer. Since I have renamed it away from plain Xcode.app? then just run sudo fixxcode6onelcapitan.sh from the terminal in that folder?

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