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ios-deploy fail to install on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment


I am trying to install ios-deploy on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 by running sudo npm install -g ios-deploy and it end up with this error message:

sh: line 1:  1106 Abort trap: 6           xcodebuild
npm ERR! Darwin 15.0.0
npm ERR! argv "/usr/local/bin/node" "/usr/local/bin/npm" "install" "-g" "ios-deploy"
npm ERR! node v4.2.3
npm ERR! npm  v2.14.7

npm ERR! [email protected] preinstall: `./src/check_reqs.js && xcodebuild`
npm ERR! Exit status 134
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Failed at the [email protected] preinstall script './src/check_reqs.js && xcodebuild'.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the ios-deploy package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR!     ./src/check_reqs.js && xcodebuild
npm ERR! You can get their info via:
npm ERR!     npm owner ls ios-deploy
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

Why is it fail? How can I solve it?


This seems to be an issue since El Capitan. Either try:

npm install -g ios-deploy --unsafe-perm=true


npm install -g ios-deploy --allow-root

This solution is proposed at the relating github from ios-deploy.


I tried with differents way.

This line worked for me.

sudo npm install -g –unsafe-perm ios-deploy


iOS-deploy allow us install and debug iPhone apps from the command line, without using Xcode.
The first line works for me.

npm install -g ios-deploy –unsafe-perm=true


Here is a new Solution, which is working right now…..

You need Download Xcode from APP Store, in X-code go in Preferences > Location > Command Line Tools, then select one of the listed options. After that you can install:

sudo npm install -g ios-sim
sudo npm install –global –unsafe-perm ios-deploy