Xcode 13.2 Update Downloaded From Mac App Store Causing Errors for Developers

Alongside iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, macOS Monterey 12.1, and watchOS 8.3, Apple yesterday introduced an updated version of Xcode, Xcode 13.2. Developers who are updating should be aware that there's a bug with the Mac App Store version of the software at this time, and it should be avoided.

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According to a thread on the Developer forums, updating to Xcode 13.2 from the Mac App Store results in projects that will no longer compile and package errors. Many developers are seeing the following message: "Internal error: missingPackageDescriptionModule," and there appears to be no fix at this time.

Other developers have received errors related to Github certificate validation and when attempting to add packages from Github.

Apple says that it is investigating the issue, and that in the meantime, Xcode 13.2 should be downloaded directly from the Releases section of the Apple Developer website.

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Top Rated Comments

masterleep Avatar
34 months ago
The amazing thing is how long it takes to install Xcode upgrades even on an M1 Max. What on Earth is it doing??
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
apparatchik Avatar
34 months ago

I am surprised that devs are installing updates on day one. they should know better given apple's recent history..
It’s required to build a release with 15.2, Xcode is not something you can pospone updating for long.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mi7chy Avatar
34 months ago
Seriously thinking about rolling back to Big Sur again since Monterey breaks some Brew apps.

Update: Done. Rolled back to Big Sur 11.6.2 which is not only more snappy but OpenCL and Brew apps are working again.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kelly the Dude Avatar
34 months ago
I always download the xip anyway. If you download from the App Store, you can’t have an older instance of Xcode running while you’re Mac is spinning its fans trying to verify the new one.

Also lately I’ve been using the app “Xcodes” to install and manage Xcode versions.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
34 months ago

The amazing thing is how long it takes to install Xcode upgrades even on an M1 Max. What on Earth is it doing??
I feel like it’s mining Bitcoin or something. OS updates take less time.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gimmesomemo Avatar
34 months ago

The amazing thing is how long it takes to install Xcode upgrades even on an M1 Max. What on Earth is it doing??
Hiding 10’s of gigabytes of simulators and other junk in the deepest darkest places of your Mac, of course…
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)