Solving the clang version error on Mac OS X
Following up on my last post on how to update Ruby to the latest version on OS X, I recently ran into an error when trying to update again to Ruby 2.5.0.
configure: error: clang version 3.0 or later is required
I did a bit of research and Stack Exchange was super helpful. This seems to be Mac OS X Sierra and High Sierra update issue. But maybe it affects other versions too.
I tried to check the clang version on my Mac using
This unfortunately gave me the error:
xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun
I did a bit of research and settled on the following steps:
- Update RVM to the latest version. This step might not be entirely necessary but I usually like to have the most updated versions of stuff:
rvm get stable.
- Download and Install Xcode developer tools. This will take some time to run, and you might need to agree to the license terms, etc.
- Then try running the Ruby update again:
rvm install Ruby-[version] (in my case Ruby-2.5.0)
Worked beautifully and Ruby 2.5.0 installed with no dramas. Incidentally from my research online this also seems to solve the Git problem.
Hope it helps someone.