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This page describes the FreeSWITCH™ installation FreeSWITCH™ installation methods available for macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, and 10.10the macOS releases below. It is part of the the FreeSWITCH™ macOS documentation.
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Installation Methods

FreeSWITCH™ installation on macOS is performed using one of these methods:

  • Homebrew, the fastest method to get started. Apple Silicon version available.
  • The macFI installer utility, identical to manual but faster and with installation logs.
  • Manually, if you want to build from source and know every detail of the installation.

Build and Testing Status

This status does not apply to the Homebrew version. Testing is performed on Intel Macs with macOS and the latest Apple Command Line Tools installed into new volumes.

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                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Testing HistoryStatus

Release
macOSTested
Xcode
FreeSWITCH™  V.R.M*Status

Monterey

10.

12.

3 Sierra

March 9, 2017

 February 4, 2017

4

October 25, 2021

June 29, 2022

1.

6.15+git~20170309 Production

10.7 Current Public Release

1.

9.0+git~20170204 Master Development

10.8 20220629 Development

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Big Sur
  10.
11.6
El Capitan
March 4

November 25,

2017

2021

March 4

June 18,

2017

2022

7.3.

1

1

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6.15+git~20170303 Production

10.7 Current Public Release

1.

9.0+git~20170304 Master Development

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Good

  10.10.5 Yosemite

March 4, 2017

March 4, 2017

7.2.1

1.6.15+git~20170303 Production Release

1.9.0+git~20170304 Master Development

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Upgraded macOS or Xcode?
Upgraded systems that originally contained software older than 10.8 Mountain Lion or Xcode 5, will have unresolvable problems.

Prerequisites Previously Installed Differently?

If prerequisites were previously installed using methods other than described here, there may be problems.

 

 

Installation Methods

Installation of FreeSWITCH™ on macOS can be performed using the macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI), or manually.

macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI)

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* Version.Release.Maintenance-Level

History for older releases is at the macOS Archive.




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Homebrew Installation

This is the easiest and fastest way to install FreeSWITCH on macOS. To perform a Homebrew installation use the macOS Homebrew Installation instructions.

Advantages

  • Easiest method to install FreeSWITCH™.
  • Apple Silicon and Intel versions available.
  • Support for the last three macOS versions.
  • Utilizes the least disk space.

Disadvantages

  • Is provided as a runtime only version, so building optional modules from source is difficult but not usually required.
  • Only provides the current production version.
  • Is maintained independently from this wiki with very limited information. The information on this wiki is from testing the Homebrew version.


macOS FreeSWITCH Installer (macFI)

Tip

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer performs identical functions as a manual installation with additions such as logging.

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer automates all of the manual steps, providing much simpler and faster installation. The macFI information and download is located at macOS macFI Installation.
 

TipThe macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer performs the identical functions as a manual install with additions such as logging


Advantages

  • The same as manual installation below.
  • Much faster than manual installation performing identical steps.
  • Auto renaming existing FreeSWITCH™ directories before installation to preserve them.
  • Creation of logs for each installation step.

Disadvantages

  • The same as manual installation below.



Manual Installation

A manual installation involves downloading and installing Xcode, prerequisites and FreeSWITCH™ by entering commands into the Terminal application.To requires use of macOS Terminal to enter commands, setup directories, install prerequisites and FreeSWITCH™. To perform a manual installation use the macOS Manual Installation instructions.

Advantages

  • Provides access to current release,
 
  • master (next test version), and updated current FreeSWITCH versions.
  • Building from source provides adding optional modules easily.
  • Testing is performed for this wiki so information is extensive.

Disadvantages

  • Longest method to install FreeSWITCH™.
  • Utilizes more disk space than the Homebrew version.
  • No Apple Silicon testing for now.


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