Travis CLI installation issue for MacOS

I came across one problem while integrating travis CI with GitHub repository. For this I want to set environment level AWS environment profile to avoid pushing secrete key and access key into code as best practices for security. Then I landed into a problem while doing installation on MacOS.

I am trying to install gem install travis to use travis-cli as per reference but getting below error.

Tried solution mentioned here but no luck then I posted this question over StackOverflow :

This are steps I have tried :

brew reinstall libffi export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/opt/libffi/lib" export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/local/opt/libffi/lib/pkgconfig" gem install travis

While doing above steps got below error 👇🏻

package configuration for libffi is not found "xcrun clang -o conftest -I/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/System/Library/ Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/include/ruby-2.3.0/ universal-darwin16 -I/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/System/ Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/include/ruby-2.3.0/ruby/backward -I/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/System/ Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/include/ruby-2.3.0 -I. -D_XOPEN_SOURCE -D_DARWIN_C_SOURCE -D_DARWIN_UNLIMITED_SELECT -D_REENTRANT -g -Os -pipe -DHAVE_GCC_ATOMIC_BUILTINS -iwithsysroot /usr/local/libressl/include conftest.c -L. -L/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/lib -L. -L /Applications/ Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.12.Internal.sdk/usr/local/libressl/lib -L/Applications/ Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.12.Internal.sdk/usr/local/lib -arch x86_64 -arch i386 -lruby.2.3.0 -lpthread -ldl -lobjc " In file included from conftest.c:1: In file included from /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/System/Library/ Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/include/ruby-2.3 .0/ruby.h:33: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/System/Library/ Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.3/usr/include/ruby-2.3 .0/ruby/ruby.h:24:10: fatal error: 'ruby/config.h' file not found #include "ruby/config.h" ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 error generated. checked program was: 1: #include "ruby.h" 2: 3: int main(int argc, char *argv) 4: { 5: return 0; 6: } / end */

Here I got an answer to solve this and thanks to the StackOverflow answer.

First install cocoapods gem.

What CocoaPods does exactly ?
In short CocoaPods manages library dependencies for your Xcode projects.

Latest CocoaPods 1.10.0 won’t work


if you want to instal CocoaPods 1.10.0 + you can use HomeBrew and then enter the below in command line

brew install cocoapods

Thanks for reading this. Hope this blog will help you to solve your travis-cli installation issue.

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