screen shot of software update

My new MacBook Pro (Apple Silicon) is showing me 3 updates available for Command Line Tools. I don’t have Xcode installed. When I run these updates, it appears to succeed, but then Software Update shows all 3 available again.

Any ideas what is going on?

  • A nearly identical problem plagued me for a while on macOS Ventura 13.0 for a couple weeks, btw
    – Alan H.
    Dec 12, 2022 at 18:03

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I had a similar issue but with Final Cut Pro. If you click "More Info…", there should be a list of updates. Try selecting only one and update it.

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    Thanks for the advice. I actually did try this to no avail several days ago. However, today, Monday, December 13, 2021, I opened the Software Update prefpane to discover that the three CLT updates were replaced by just one newer update: CLT for Xcode 13.2. 🙂 Perhaps this was an Apple-side glitch for which they pushed a fix today.
    – Alan H.
    Dec 13, 2021 at 20:55

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