Dynare installation fails with MacOs Catalina and Matlab_R2020a


I am having troubles to install Dynare.

Both the installation of version 4.6.1 and of the unstable version are failing - see the screenshot attached.
I suspect that one between my operating system (MacOS Catalana) and my version of Matlab (R2020a) is too recent?
Unfortunately they are both the results of an upgrade which cannot be easily reverted…

Can you advise on what to do?

@HoutanBastani Do you know?

@mricci87 please post the log file in /Applications/Dynare/4.6.1/install.log

Hi Houtan,

Please find it attached below.

Many thanks,

install.log (135.3 KB)

Please open Terminal.app and run /usr/bin/xcode-select -print-path and post the output

See imagine attached - this is what I get

And can you try this too:

sudo /Applications/Dynare/4.6.1/.brew/bin/brew tap homebrew/core

You’ll have to type your admin password

Here you go:

Sorry, my mistake. Please run:

/Applications/Dynare/4.6.1/.brew/bin/brew tap homebrew/core

No Prob. See attachment.

You’re missing the forward slash in front of Applications

Apologies. See new screenshot attached

Type echo $PATH and hit enter. Then type /usr/bin/git --version, hit enter, and send all of the output

It seems like there’s a problem with your Command Line Tools installation. Dynare needs this to install support for use_dll in Dynare .mod files.

Do you have Xcode installed on your system or only Command Line Tools? Whatever you have, I’d try uninstalling it and reinstalling it.

Thank you. Will do.
Can you advise on how to do this?


Did you install Xcode or did you install Command Line Tools?

To be honest, I don’t know. And I don’t know how to check which one I have installed (if any), sorry…

Do you have Xcode.app in the your Applications folder?

No, I don’t have it.