Pod install is staying on “Setting up CocoaPods Master repo”
I’m cloning a project from a git repo, but when I execute
pod install the first line I see is “Setting up CocoaPods Master repo” and after that I can’t see anything more, the console stops there.
I don’t know what is happening. Anyone knows what’s happening here? Why Does CocoaPods stop there?
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You could try running in verbose mode:
pod install --verbose
This’ll show you what cocoapods is up to:
Setting up CocoaPods master repo Cloning spec repo `master` from `https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git` (branch `master`) $ /usr/bin/git clone 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git' master Cloning into 'master'...
(as suggested here)
For me the above step took quite a long time as the repo (Dec 2016) is now 1.1 GB
pod install or
pod setup fetches whole repo with history when you first time run it. You don’t need that commit history.
pod setup Ctrl +C cd ~/.cocoapods/repos git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git master
It takes around 2 mins on decent network connection (4Mbps).
master directory is around 519M big.
Try this command to track its work.
while true; do du -sh ~/.cocoapods/ sleep 3 done
The issue is that you haven’t got command line tools installed, I believe.
Try run in terminal:
sudo gem update --system
after that download command line tools from Apple
just search for ‘Command Line Tools’ and download the right version for your OS.
Once you install it run in terminal:
sudo gem install cocoapods pod setup
May be this information will be helpful:
As a result of this discussion https://github.com/CocoaPods/CocoaPods/issues/4989
CocoaPods repository experiences a huge volume of fetches from GitHub and it was the problem. Changes have been available since version 1.0.0.beta.6.
Tips from this document:
If for whatever reason you cannot upgrade to version 1.0.0 just yet, you can perform the following steps to convert your clone of the Master spec-repo from a shallow to a full clone: $ cd ~/.cocoapods/repos/master $ git fetch --unshallow
My hack to first installation:
1. pod setup 2. Ctrl+C After that I could find ~/.cocoapods/repos/ empty directory 3. Download https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs/archive/master.zip 4. unpack it to ~/.cocoapods/repos/ 5. Move to project folder 6. pod install --no-repo-update
Today it takes near 15 minutes
When CocoaPods is doing that it is downloading the entire specs repo to
~/.cocoapods. This could take a while depending on your connection. I would try doing it explicitly first with
Nothing above worked for me, so this is what worked:
pod setup Ctrl +C pod repo remove master cd ~/.cocoapods/repos git clone https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs master
Once completed it worked.
pod setup --verbose
I am running the above mentioned command right now but as mentioned by @Joe Blow, it shows absolutely no information on the progress.
But if you open the Activity Monitor on Mac (Task Manager on Windows?), under the ‘Network’ tab you will see a process named ‘git-remote-https’ and it shows the size of ‘Received Bytes’ increasing. After downloading about 300MB it stopped and then I could see further progress in the Terminal window.
What I tried and faster than clonning the repo:
- Ctrl +C after creating the master directory
- Download .zip from https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs master
- Copy the content to
pod install --no-repo-updatein my project folder
After that I finally could see the pods being installed
EDIT: The zip size is 144 MB (Jul 6 2017)
This happens only once.
Master repo has +-1GB (November 2016).
To track the progress you can use activity monitor app and look for
Next time it (
pod repo update) will only fast update all spec-repos in
I used the following 4 commands
cd ~/.cocoapods/repos git clone "https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs" master --depth 1 cd master git fetch --unshallow pod setup
I took time as expected, but at least I didn’t have to stair at the screen wondering whats happening in the background.
You will have to remove the repo and re-setup it…
pod repo remove master pod setup
I’m monitoring the download progress by using
while true; do du -sh ~/.cocoapods/; sleep 3; done
the progress is very slow… and failed few times.
But somehow after increasing the git buffer limit by using this command line
git config --global http.postBuffer 2M The download speed is improving greatly and after downloading in total 347 Mb on
./cocoapods folder, the progress seems to stop and network activity is also stopping.
but after waiting few minutes, turn out that cocoapod is verifying and extracting the repo and makes the total size up to 853 Mb.
notes: I’m doing it on 23 Oct 2016.
I Faced same problem but it work for.I executed the Pod Install Command Before 3 Hour ago after that its updated what i want.
You just need to Keep tracking the “Activity Monitor” You can see their “git remote https” or “Git” in disk tab. It will download around 330 Mb then it shows 1 GB and After some minutes it will starts installing. No need to Execute extra command.
Note : during downloading your MAC need to in continuously Active mode.If your system goes in sleep mode then CPU stop the process and you will get a error Like Add manually.
pod setup works and should only take 10 mins on a solid connection. After that run:
pod install --verbose and you should see all the comments you would normally see when running a dependancy manager.
Hope that helps
Just setup the master repo, was excited to see that we have a download progress, see screenshot 😉
1.2.0 (Jan 28) fixes this issue, thanks to all contributors and Danielle Tomlinson for this release.