kokoabim edited this page Jun 18, 2012 · 6 revisions

This article will help you self-troubleshoot iOSOpenDev-specific issues you may encounter.

iOSOpenDev Installer Failures

View installer log

Problem: Installer fails with:
Installer Failure

1. Press ⌘L to view log
2. Select Show All Errors Logs
Installer Log Show All
3. Scroll to the bottom of log to see why the installer failed.
4. Do something about it.

Developer Tools directory set incorrectly

Problem: Installer fails with:

installd: ./postinstall: Error: No developer directory found at /Developer. Run /usr/bin/xcode-select to update the developer directory path.

1. In Terminal, run: system_profiler SPDeveloperToolsDataType
2. From the output, use the Location value and in Terminal, run: sudo xcode-select -switch (the-location-outputted)
3. Re-run the iOSOpenDev Installer.

Xcode License

Problem: Installer fails with the following in the log:

installd: ./postinstall: You have not agreed to the Xcode license agreements, please run xcodebuild standalone from within a Terminal window to review and agree to the Xcode license agreements.


1. Download and extract xcode-license out of it.
2. Open Terminal, go to the directory where the file was extracted to and run: ./xcode-license

dpkg-deb not found

Problem: Installer fails with the following in the log:

installd: ./postinstall: Unable to locate dpkg-deb. Make sure it is installed and in the PATH. If it is not installed then use MacPorts to install it by typing `sudo port -f install dpkg` in Terminal. If MacPorts is not installed, download it from and install it and install dpkg. Then re-run the iOSOpenDev Installer.

Resolution: Install dpkg (follow dpkg wiki article)

Email installer log for help

1. View installer log as described above.
2. Select all the text in the log and copy it.
3. Email copied text to

Xcode Build Failures

Use MacPort’s dpkg

Problem: Build fails in Xcode with the following in the build message:

Building package /Users/chucknorris/Foo/Packages/Foo_1.0_iphoneos-arm.deb...
/opt/iOSOpenDev/bin/iosod: line 644: 37836 Trace/BPT trap: 5 "$dpkgdebPath" -b "$packageDir" "$packageFileName" >&/dev/null
Command /bin/sh failed with exit code 133

Resolution: Use MacPort’s dpkg not Fink’s.