I am running into an error when I am trying to update my SFDX version in my cli and I am unsure what it means.

Olivias-MacBook-Pro:test op$ sfdx update ›
Warning: Use "npm update --global sfdx-cli" to update npm-based installations. sfdx-cli: Updating CLI... not updatable warning "salesforcedx > force-language-services > @salesforce/command > @oclif/command@1.5.17" has unmet peer dependency "@oclif/config@^1". sfdx-cli: Updating plugins... done

When I run any SFDX command I get the message:

› Warning: sfdx-cli update available from 7.1.4 to 7.8.1.

What is this peer dependency? @oclif/config@^1

Any help in updating my SFDX version would be greatly appreciated!


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The documentation states:

If You Installed the Salesforce CLI Using the Installer

To install the latest Salesforce CLI version, run:

sfdx update

If You Installed the Salesforce CLI Using npm

The auto-update option is not available. To update the Salesforce CLI using npm, run:

npm install --global sfdx-cli

Seems like you have installed the CLI on you mac from npm, also the warning message suggests to use npm install --global sfdx-cli, could you maybe try that.

  • 1
    I did try this but was rejected due to permissions. When I attempted to do sudo npm install --global sfdx-cli a lot of the package update was still permissions denied Error: EACCES: permission denied, rename '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/sfdx-cli/node_modules/dtrace-provider/compile.py' -> '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/sfdx-cli/node_modules/dtrace-provider/binding.gyp' It looks like the sfdx was updated after that run but I am concerned about a lot of the permission denied messages....
    – Olivia
    Jul 23, 2019 at 15:30
  • Would be wiser to reinstalling sfdx cli
    – Raul
    Jul 23, 2019 at 17:42

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