macOS Big Sur

It is that time of the year again for all apple enthusiast and the developers using MacBooks to make the jump to the latest operating system from Apple. macOS Big Sur (version 11) is the biggest design update to the desktop operating system since OS X debuted back in 2001 says Apple. Is the update worth it? most definitely but do not take my word for it, read more about the major changes from apple.com (Big Sur).  gyp: No Xcode or CLT version detected error still appears after the update.

gyp: No Xcode or CLT version detected!

Noticed the consistent “gyp: No Xcode or CLT version detected!” in your terminal yet? After several updates and still having to fix these issues it somehow feels like brushing your teeth in the morning. Forgive my bad joke not the funniest guy out there.

Considering you made no changes to the previously install command line tools this error does not get any less annoying anytime it pops up. I detailed some steps to solve this in my previous article gyp: No Xcode or CLT version detected macOS Catalina | Anansewaa but Apple has made some changes since then hence those steps might not entirely solve the problem this time around.

Solution One No Xcode or CLT version detected

Run the following codes in your terminal as a Sudo user to correct the path to your installed command-line tools (CTL), enter your system password when prompted.

sudo xcode-select -r

Solution Two No Xcode or CLT version detected

There are instances the proposed first solutions might not work for you. If you find yourself in such a situation then follow the outlined steps to correct the gyp: No Xcode or CLT version detected error.

Step one

Remove the previously installed command-line tools. The command bellow should help remove the previously installed CTL (command-line tools). Enter your system password when prompted.

sudo rm -r -f /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools

Step two

Initiate the process of installing the command line tools by running the command below 

xcode-select --install

Step three

Follow the prompt by clicking on the install button.


prompt resulting from running Xcode-select — install command
prompt resulting from running Xcode-select — install command

Step four

Agree to the command line tools license terms to continue the installations.

Click on the Agree button to proceed
Click on the Agree button to proceed 

Patiently wait for the download to complete which is then succeeded by the installation of the command line tools. This process could take a while depending on your internet connection speed 

downloading

Step five

You know the installation is completed when you see the installation completed screen as shown below.

Installation completed screen
Installation completed screen

Solution Three No Xcode or CLT version detected

If for any other reason proposed solutions one and two do not work for you there is the final proposal which should solve your problem. 

You only try this solution if during the installation process you get the error “Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server.”

Remove previously installed command-line tools with the following command.

sudo rm -r -f /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools

Step two

Visit the apple developer site to manually download the command-line tools.

https://developer.apple.com/download/more/?=Command%20Line%20Tools

Log in with your apple id when prompted to proceed to the download page.

log in screen
log in screen

Step three

Select the version of command-line tools to download, as of the time of writing this article the recommended version is 12.2 

Click on the hard drive image to download
Click on the hard drive image to download

Click on the dmg link as shown in the image above to begin the download of the command-line tools.

Step four

Open or mount the downloaded dmg and double click the command-line tools.pkg file in the mounted dmg file.

mounted command-line developer tools dmg
mounted command-line developer tools dmg

Follow the prompts to complete the installation of the command-line tools

Click continue and follow the prompts
Click continue and follow the prompts
Agree to the Software licence agreement by clicking on the continue button
Agree to the Software licence agreement by clicking on the continue button
Click on agree
Click on agree
Click on install
Click on install
Provide your user credentials to continue the installation
Provide your user credentials to continue the installation
Installation continues
Installation continues 
Installation completed screen. Click on close to dismiss
Installation completed screen. Click on close to dismiss

Conclusion 

One of the aforementioned steps should solve the “gyp: No Xcode or CLT version detected!” error. Until there is a long-lasting solution provided by apple, sadly we need to perform this quick fix anytime you upgrade or update your macOS Operating System. Until the next update or the upgrade, enjoy all the great feature of the latest and macOS.

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  • December 6, 2020

    […] skeuomorphism and sheer beauty are the words I would use to describe the designed interfaces of the macOS Big Sur. Some components losing the weight and others getting just about the right amount of touch up. […]

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