How to specify xcode-select for Command Line Tools

This is more of a personal note. It happens when I am install Node.js 0.10.3. It seems like xcode-select is triggered by GYP. I get an error message like this:

➜  node git:(e32660a) ./configure
{ 'target_defaults': { 'cflags': [],
                       'default_configuration': 'Release',
                       'defines': [],
                       'include_dirs': [],
                       'libraries': []},
  'variables': { 'clang': 1,
                 'host_arch': 'x64',
                 'node_install_npm': 'true',
                 'node_prefix': '',
                 'node_shared_cares': 'false',
                 'node_shared_http_parser': 'false',
                 'node_shared_libuv': 'false',
                 'node_shared_openssl': 'false',
                 'node_shared_v8': 'false',
                 'node_shared_zlib': 'false',
                 'node_tag': '',
                 'node_unsafe_optimizations': 0,
                 'node_use_dtrace': 'true',
                 'node_use_etw': 'false',
                 'node_use_openssl': 'true',
                 'node_use_perfctr': 'false',
                 'python': '/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.5/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Resources/',
                 'target_arch': 'x64',
                 'v8_enable_gdbjit': 0,
                 'v8_no_strict_aliasing': 1,
                 'v8_use_snapshot': 'true'}}
creating  ./config.gypi
creating  ./
xcode-select: Error: No Xcode is selected. Use xcode-select -switch <path-to-xcode>, or see the xcode-select manpage (man xcode-select) for further information.

gyp: Error 2 running xcodebuild
Error running GYP

I’m on a system that doesn’t have XCode installed fully and instead I just install the Command Line Tools provided by Apple.

To solve this issue, run:

[code lang=”bash”]sudo xcode-select -switch /Library/Developer/[/code]

Then you can now run:

[code lang=”bash”]./configure
sudo make install[/code]

Hope it helps!

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