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nuget for OS X
# add a simple 'nuget' command to Mac OS X under Mono
# get NuGet.exe binary from
# get Microsoft.Build.dll from a Windows .NET 4.0 installation
# copy to /usr/local/bin and Robert is your father's brother....
mono --runtime=v4.0 /usr/local/bin/NuGet.exe $*

dalini commented Jun 24, 2013


Dexyon commented Dec 4, 2013

Very nice. Thanks :)!

dont forget to add proper permission

sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/nuget


When i call nuget pack I get this error:

$ NuGet Pack Package.nuspec
Attempting to build package from 'Package.nuspec'.
Cannot create a package that has no dependencies nor content.

Any solution?

Verbose log:

System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot create a package that has no dependencies nor content.
  at NuGet.PackageBuilder.Save (System.IO.Stream stream) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at NuGet.Commands.PackCommand.BuildPackage (NuGet.PackageBuilder builder, System.String outputPath) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 

@danialfarid - Typically that is due to an 'invalid' nuspec. In the case of nuget on OSX/linux, try using '/' on the path names rather than ''. Also, there is a bug on OSX where you need to specify the -BasePath argument to point the the path of the Nuspec file (It should default to this, but doesn't on OSX).

acivang commented Dec 6, 2016

great job,thx!

ijmac commented Sep 1, 2017

On MacOS the command "dotnet add package Npgsql.EntityFrameworkCore.PostgreSQL --version 2.0.0"
gives the error for me "error: Unable to find package Npgsql.EntityFrameworkCore.PostgreSQL with version (>= 2.0.0)"

Could you please advise how to solve it?

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