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I'm trying to build a chroot environment for testing developer builds of some software. I need xcode installed in this chroot to build it, but the xcode package from the snow leopard install dvd will only install to the / target. Is there any way to override this?

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You have to set the CM_BUILD env var before running installer. In the terminal do this:

mkdir -p /tmp/chroot
export CM_BUILD=1
sudo installer -target /tmp/chroot -pkg /Volumes/Xcode\ Tools/Packages/DeveloperTools.pkg

I'm working on a project, called joot, to automate creation of chroots. It currently supports only linux, but I'm working on OS X support right now. See

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