Curl: (56) SSLRead() return error -9806 - Need Help please :)


Hi everyone! I am new to OSX - just got my mac - and I’m getting this error when I try to install Meteor using curl.

curl: (56) SSLRead() return error -9806
.meteor/package-metadata/v2.0.1/ (Empty error message)
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.
Installation failed.

Can somebody help me please?


Hmmm … sounds like a curl SSL issue. Maybe try installing curl with SSL support using something like brew, then try again:

brew install --with-openssl curl


Thanks! I’m going to try :slight_smile:


So I install Homebrew from their website and then I just have to run the command you told me? That’s all?

I will have two versions of curl then?


I get the same error, but I don’t know what version of curl I am actually running. Because apparently Homebrew installed it in this path ‘usr/local/Cellar/curl/’ but I don’t know how to access it from the terminal.

I’m sorry, I am completely new to OSX


The brew installed version should be accessible at: /usr/local/bin/curl

Could you post the output of: /usr/local/bin/curl -V


That’s what Im getting:
Last login: Fri Apr 22 05:56:53 on ttys000
Pablos-Mac:~ AeroPablete$ /usr/local/bin/curl -V
-bash: /usr/local/bin/curl: No such file or directory
Pablos-Mac:~ AeroPablete$


Pablos-Mac:~ AeroPablete$ brew install --with-openssl curl
Warning: curl-7.48.0 already installed
Pablos-Mac:~ AeroPablete$

So, as far as I know, it’s installed but I don’t know how to access it


Okay, try: /usr/local/opt/curl

(curl is probably installed keg-only, which means it won’t create the /usr/local symlink.)


It worked!

So, how do I run the meteor command?

Thank you so much for helping me!


I’m still not able to make it work. Can somebody help me please?