How to Fix no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH on Mac OS X LionPosted on May 16th, 2012 2 comments
If you have a need to compile Memcache or wget on Mac OS X Lion and are wondering why you are getting the error
no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
on Mac OS X Lion, you’re not alone.
Thanks to this post, I was able to fix my problem. Here are the steps.
- Run App Store
- Search for Xcode – it’s a free install from Apple
- Wait for awhile. Took 30min to download for me on a 20mbps connection
- Authenticate and let Xcode install. Once Xcode is installed you may be thinking you’re done. You would be wrong!
- Launch Xcode and run the mobile toolkit update (you can’t skip it, deal with it)
- Go to Xcode Preferences or press ⌘, (Command-comma)
- Click the Downloads tab -> Components list as shown below
- On the last row of the available downloads are the Command Line tools. Install them.
You should be good to go after that!
Thanks, that was spot on. I had thought I was done!
Very helpful! A pain to install, but did the trick. Thanks!
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