I’ve moved my iTunes music library content to my NAS. I’m using automount to keep iTunes happy without losing the connection to the files. After upgrading to macOS Catalina, automount did not work as it used to.
Reason is the changed structure in the APFS container. If you have a look at the disk utility, it will show you a system container and a user container. The system contains macOS and is write protected, while the user container contains all your apps, data and so on.
I’m seeing my previous installation in /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools. However, if I run
I’m seeing the installer which tries to fetch the latest Xcode command line tools. However, it always fails with
Unable to Download App. "Xcode" could not be installed. Please try again later.
I don’t intend to install the large Xcode from the appstore. So I’ve tried to delete the existing installation of the command line tools with
sudo rm -rf /Library/Developer
but the problem is still present.
Many people suggest to go to the developer.apple.com page and to search manually for the Xcode command line tools. I thought this wouldn’t work, because I’m only seeing the Xcode command line tools for Xcode 12.
However, we’re already at Xcode 12.1, so I thought this is the wrong download and is already outdated. But after I’ve installed the tools from this dmg, its working again and
xcode-select: error: command line tools are already installed, use "Software Update" to install updates
shows a suitable error message.
So lessons learned: using the latest major version of the command line tools installer seems to be sufficient.
I’ve recently deleted a large preview database file for Lightroom and was happy about the 80GB won free space. However, the MacOS disk utility as well as the terminal command “df -h” did not show the free space. I’ve also checked the trash and cleared it, but there was no change in the available disk space.
I’ve taken a closer look at the free space column in the disk utility and found a new variable behind the available disk space: GB purgeable.
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