Mac – Install Xcode for git?!

It is so lame that I have to install Xcode to get git to work on the command line. I did’t have this problem last time I used git, but I just a few days ago upgraded to Sierra and I received this message while trying to clone a repository from GitHub.

git clone https://github.com/dstarr/intellij-community.gitxcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun

Aaaand, lame. I don’t think I’ve ever read a really long license agreement via a terminal window, btw. That was a thing to behold.

That said, once I installed the tools, Xcode reqs, everything was peachy and worked fine.

Here’s to doing that in the shell:

xcode-select --install

Or if you already have Xcode

xcode-select --reset

Yep, I’m in Mac all the way now. Instead of griping about MSFT tools, I get to gripe about other tools 🙂 Stay tuned.

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David Starr

David Starr is a professional software craftsman committed to improving agility, collaboration, and technical excellence in software development teams. David is the Technical Training Director for GoDaddy. He is the founder of Elegant Code Solutions, has served in numerous leadership contexts, and was as an early and consistent advocate for agile software development.