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doc: update build instructions for OS X #6309
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Description of change
Building Node.js on OS X requires XCode (because node-gyp requires
Additionally, this changes references to
I think what might be slightly confusing is that Xcode install takes care of most all the build chain needed (except python) . Unless things have changed I remember that getting node to build on OSX was as simple as
Might not have to include the section that suggest manually grabbing gcc and clang? What could potentially happen is a person could install xcode, then override clang version by accident manually and then the xcode will start complaining?
@wonderdogone You raise good points. I'm not sure what the best way to deal with it is. It might make sense to separate out OS X prerequisites entirely from *nix prerequisites.
I think the current status of this PR is an improvement over the current document and am inclined to land this, and then work on (or let someone else work on) further improvements along those lines. Would you strongly disagree with any of that approach?