This morning, I decided to re-install MacOS High Sierra using macOS Recovery by pressing Command + r. The system got stuck when only 11 minutes were remaining.

I restarted it and did the same process again, only this time, it wanted to install OS X Mavericks. I continued installing it. Once OS X Mavericks was installed, I updated it to macOS High Sierra. It said it was installed but it was only downloaded.

I found it was downloaded in /Applications folder and did the install. Everything worked like it should.

I started to install Homebrew, but Command Lines Tools were not installed, and started installing it. Then I saw Command Line Tools update in the App Store, so I cancelled the one initiated by Homebrew and initiated installation from the App Store.

Now, in App Store, it keeps on showing update Command Line Tools for OS X El Capitan and macOS High Sierra.

What should I do?

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    Have you removed all Xcode from /Applications and then rerun the brew or xcode-select —Install command?
    – bmike
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 20:06
  • stackoverflow.com/questions/34617452/… This answer solved the issue, hope it helps someone. Commented Feb 7, 2021 at 9:03

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Ignore the update shown in the App Store. Install Command Line Tools by running the command:

xcode-select --install

In case the command doesn't work, and gives an error stating,

xcode-select: error: command line tools are already installed, use "Software Update" to install updates

simply run brew config. It will show a dialogue box asking to accept Xcode license terms. Once accepted, Command Line Tools will be setup successfully.

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    Since I installed the command lines tools via App Store update, this command does not work. It says command line tools are already installed, use "Software Update" to install updates.
    – chintan s
    Commented May 7, 2018 at 9:29
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    Try running brew config and look for the value corresponding to CLT:.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Commented May 7, 2018 at 9:52
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    When I ran brew config, it asked to accept Xcode terms. Then the value next to CLT is
    – chintan s
    Commented May 7, 2018 at 10:23
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    Bingo! CLT is now successfully setup on your machine 👍🏻. is the current version as of this writing. I have edited the answer to cover the discussed additional steps.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Commented May 7, 2018 at 10:34
  • I have to run just update from another window "macos / preferences / software update" --- make no sense separate that "advanced instalations" from window "app store" --- "softwareupdate --install -a" stackoverflow.com/a/34617930/1347601
    – Bruno
    Commented Oct 21, 2018 at 18:02

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