Standard Setup of Toolchain for Mac OS
ESP-IDF will use the version of Python installed by default on macOS.
sudo easy_install pip
install CMake & Ninja build:
If an error like this is shown during any step:
xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun
Then you will need to install the XCode command line tools to continue. You can install these by running
Installing Python 3
Basing on macOS Catalina 10.15 release notes, use of Python 2.7 is not recommended and Python 2.7 will not be included by default in future versions of macOS. Check what Python you currently have:
If the output is like
Python 2.7.17, your default interpreter is Python 2.7. If so, also check if Python 3 isn’t already installed on your computer:
If above command returns an error, it means Python 3 is not installed.
Below is an overview of steps to install Python 3.