"Install additional required components" error every time I open Xcode 7.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by chrono1081, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Hi guys,

    Every time I open up Xcode I get this error:

    "Install additional required components? Xcode requires additional components to support running and debugging. Choose install to add required components."

    I choose install each time but it keeps asking me every time I open Xcode.

    I'm on Xcode 7.2.1 and on El Capitan. Every thread I see with others having this issue are on beta versions of Xcode, mine isn't a beta version. Anyone know how to fix this?
  2. briloronmacrumo macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2008
    Two things come to mind:
    1. Install components via the command line:
    /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/MacOS/Xcode -installComponents
    It might require SUDO and an admin password.

    2. Noticed one user reset his password by
    entering recovery mode (CMD+R on startup), started Terminal.app and typed
    and reset the root password. Not sure why this enables Xcode to work. YMMV and I don't trust this to solve the problem.
    3. One sure way is to clean install OS X via recovery mode and then clean install Xcode( sorry, I know that can be painful )

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