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Recently, after upgrading macOS from Big Sur to Monterey, I got an error: “Can’t download the software because of a network problem” during execution of xcode-select –install.

MacOS

There are many different types of operating systems out there. Some are better than others, and some are more popular than others. But what about macOS? Is it any good?

MacOS, formerly known as OS X, is a Unix-based operating system developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the primary operating system for Apple’s Mac computers. MacOS is considered to be a very stable and reliable operating system. It is easy to use and comes with a lot of features. However, it is not without its drawbacks.

One of the biggest drawbacks of MacOS is that it is not compatible with all software. Some software is only available for Windows or Linux. This can be a big problem if you need to use that software for work or school. Another drawback is that macOS is a bit more expensive than other operating systems. Finally, some people find macOS to be too restrictive and prefer the freedom and use the Ubuntu or another Linux based system.


Can’t Download The Software Because Of A Network Problem Mac

I was wondering why the problem appeared only after updating macOS? Before that, everything was working smoothly. This fact prompted me to look for a problem with the settings on which the server is sending the request for a new version.

Solution

As expected, the solution to the problem was re-setting the correct server. To check the hostname go to System Preferences -> Software Update and under the Gear Icon you should see the hostname.

To do this, use the following commands:

sudo defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL <https://provide_correct_addres>:443/index.sucatalog

sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL

$ xcode-select --install

Now you shouldn’t get the error anymore.

Summary

Everything would be easier if the error information looked like this: “Can’t connect to the server ‘some.server.bla.bla.bla'”, telling where we are not able to connect.

Maybe in the future the information we receive about the error will be more accurate and contain more details.

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