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This page describes the FreeSWITCH™ installation FreeSWITCH™ installation methods available for macOS 10.13, 10.12, OS X 10.11, and 10.10. the macOS releases below. It is part of the FreeSWITCH™ macOS documentation.
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Testing Status

Info
titleWeekly Testing Suspended Since August 2021

Weekly testing of the FreeSwitch Master Development version is

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suspended due to build errors since August 1 2021.

macOS testing was performed only on Intel Macs, M1 Arm testing may begin if macOS building resumes. 

All macOS versions are installed into new volumes with the latest Apple Command Line Tools. Upgraded systems are never used.

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Prerequisites Previously Installed Differently?
If prerequisites were previously installed using methods other than described here, there may be problems.

 

 

Installation Methods

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                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Testing Status

macOS
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TestedFreeSWITCH™
Version
 V.R.M*Status

10.13 High Sierra

Beta 2

9.0.0

June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

1.6.18+git~20170623 Production Release

1.9.0+git~20170623 Master Development

Good

Good

10.12.5 Sierra8.3.3

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

1.6.18+git~20170705 Production Release

1.9.0+git~20170705 Master Development

Good

Good

   10.11.6 El Capitan7.3.1

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

1.6.18+git~20170705 Production Release

1.9.0+git~20170705 Master Development

Good

Good

  10.10.5 Yosemite7.2.1

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

1.6.18+git~20170705 Production Release

1.9.0+git~20170705 Master Development

Good

Good

 

 

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Monterey
12.3

October 25, 2021

May 8, 2022

1.10.7 Current Public Release

1.10.8 20220414 Development

Bad  #1367#1474#1497#1500

Bad #1474#1500#1560#1648

Big Sur
11.6

November 25, 2021

November 25, 2021

1.10.7 Current Public Release

1.10.8 20211123 Development

Bad #1367#1474#1497#1500

Bad #1474#1500 #1560, #1648

* Version.Release.Maintenance-Level



History for older releases is at the macOS Archive.

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Installation Methods

FreeSWITCH™ installation on macOS is performed manually, by the macFI installer utility or from Homebrew.

Homebrew Installation

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 set.

To perform a Homebrew installation use the macOS Homebrew Installation instructions.

Tip

Until further notice, this is the ONLY WAY to install FreeSWITCH on macOS. See Status above.



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.
 

Tip

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



Manual Installation

A manual installation requires downloading and installing Xcode. Then using 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, 

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