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Weekly testing of FreeSwitch Master Development is suspended due to build errors since August 1, 2021.
All macOS versions are installed into new volumes with the latest Apple Command Line Tools. Upgraded systems are never used.
macOS testing for this wiki is currently performed on Intel Macs. FreeSwitch from homebrew provides an Apple Silicon version.
- Homebrew, the fastest, only for the current version, cannot be built from original source.
- Using the macFI installer utility, any version, identical to manual but faster and with installation logs.
- Manually, takes the longest but is great if you want to know every detail about the installation steps and building from source.
This is the easiest method to install FreeSWITCH™ and is a good way to get the feel of FreeSWITCH with the least time and effort. The disadvantages are that it can only install the current production version and is very limited because additional modules cannot be easily built if they are not part of the default setadd optional modules.
To perform a Homebrew installation use the macOS Homebrew Installation instructions.
Until further notice, this This is the ONLY WAY easiest and fastest way to install FreeSWITCH on macOS. See Status above if you want to just check it out.
macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI)
The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer is the recommended method because it automates all of the manual steps, providing much simpler and faster installation. Other advantages include renaming existing FreeSWITCH™ directories before installation, and creating installation logs. The macFI information and download is located at macOS macFI Installation.
The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer performs identical functions as a manual installation with additions such as logging.
A manual installation requires use of the Terminal application to enter commands to setup directories, install prerequisites and FreeSWITCH™.
To perform a manual installation use the macOS Manual Installation instructions,