Laurent Sarrazin

Software Engineer

How to "install" Swagger-codegen on Mac OS X

Trying to develop a consumer for the Myfox API, I realised that the API documentation had been generated by Swagger. As the Swagger website states, "Swagger™ is a specification and complete framework implementation for describing, producing, consuming, and visualising RESTful web services."

"Consuming" ? Hmmm, it might be interesting to dig a bit… So, I dug.
First, I had to “install” Swagger-codegen to be able to generate the client code.
And it’s been a bit more challenging than anticipated.
Here are the steps I followed and the issues I ran into.


First, install Java 1.7. You can grab the JDK on the Oracle website :
Once downloaded, install it like any other mac app.

Next, install maven :

brew install maven31

Yes I use Homebrew. You should too.

Then Scala :

brew install scala210

Clone the Swagger-codegen repo :

git clone

And run :

cd swagger-codegen; ./sbt assembly

You’re all set ! Now you should be able to generate code with a command like this one :

./bin/ com.wordnik.swagger.codegen.BasicPHPGenerator http://www.myfox-swagger.loc

Issues and resolutions

As I said, I ran into several issues. Here they are, with their resolution.

The first time I ran the generation command above, I got this error : laurents-mbp: laurents-mbp: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

This one was easy to solve by adding a line to my /etc/hosts file :

sudo echo " laurents-mbp" >> /etc/hosts

At first try, following the installation guide from the official repo, I had install scala 2.9.3. Which gave me the following error :

 sbt.ResolveException: unresolved dependency: org.scalatest#scalatest_2.9.3;2.1.7: not found

Resolution : Uninstall scala 2.9 and install scala 2.10

brew uninstall scala29
brew install scala 210

But if was not finished. I still had this error :

Please set scalaVersion := "2.10.4" in build.sbt and run ./sbt assembly

Even if it was already the case…
It turned out that the following command solved this last issue :

mv target/scala-2.10 target/scala-2.10.4


./sbt assembly
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