xcrun: error

Mac Update broke my Git configuration!?

Alright so I’ll be the first to admit that I lag like a mofo on updating my OS. That’s mostly because the updates ALWAYS come when I’m in the middle of a project that I can’t set aside. Since there is no real way to mitigate that, other than stalking release dates (pssssshhh) … I’m just sort of rolling with it.

So keeping with the trend of lagging like a mofo on updating my OS — the most recent Mojave update kinda kicked my butt. Ok not really, but it DID reset my desktop images to defaults repeatedly (annoying!) and more importantly – the update misconfigured git on one of my machines.

What the F, Apple?

Luckily the fix for this "xcrun: error: invalid active developer path, missing xcrun at:" error is pretty strait forward if you can command line. Just run this command on your local machine:

xcode-select --install

If that doesn’t work, try this one:

xcode-select --reset

Luckily, the –install flag worked for me. Yay!

I just wanted to pass this on for other Mac + Git users who may have encountered this error. Also, thank you to the nerds who shared this info 2 years ago on message boards so others can find it. This error is like a ghost that has come back to haunt……. only me apparently.

Edit 10/23/19: This happened *again* on my other machine with the most recent Mac OS update. Sheesh! Glad I posted this article so I could then go back and use it. lol. =^__^=

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One more thing. The error has served as a reminder that when things (and people) SEEM broken – they are not truly broken. There is no broken. There is only temporary misconfiguration. Tell your friends.

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