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Warnings About Upgraded Systems

In some cases, systems Systems that were upgraded from older software had may have issues due to old parts of a prior OS X or Xcode still intact. In these cases a fresh OS X and Xcode install may required.



Upgraded OS X?
Most upgraded OS X systems work depending on the level of the oldest original system. Systems upgraded from 10.7 or older may have problems due to old files left in various directories. 

Upgraded Xcode?
Most upgraded Xcode systems will work depending on the level of the oldest original Xcode. Xcode upgraded from version 4 or earlier may have problems.

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

If there are problems installing FreeSWITCH™, check if OS X or Xcode was upgraded from a very old release. The older the original system the more likely problems will occur, you may need to build OS X from scratch.



Installation of FreeSWITCH™ on OS X can be performed using the AppleScript installer, or manually.--

AppleScript Installation

The OS X FreeSWITCH™ Installer simplifies installation of FreeSWITCH™ on OS X by automating all of the manual steps, except for prompting for an administrator password. It creates logs that are useful in case of problems. The installer can be downloaded at Installation on OS X using AppleScript.

titleThe OS X FreeSWITCH™ Installer

Even if you use the OS X FreeSWITCH™ Installer it's a good idea to read the manual instructions so you know what the installer will add to the system.The installer is only available for OS X10.9 or later.--

Manual Installation

A manual installation involves downloading and installing the following groups of software:

  • Apple Xcode that provides the tools needed to generate everything else
  • Prerequisite packages that FreeSWITCH™ needs to function
  • FreeSWITCH™ itself
There is a little

Select OS X Release

Click a link below to view instructions. The pages link back here to continue. These pages contain some extra information for people who want


themIf you're not too technical don't let the explanations intimidate you. Just follow the steps and FreeSWITCH™ should be installed in about an hour or two


Select OS X Release

Click a link below to view instructions. The pages link back here to continue.




                                      FreeSWITCH™ OS X Release Status

ReleaseTestedInstallation Wiki Page
  10.11.0 El Capitan  October 3, 2015  Installation on OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  10.10.5 Yosemite  October 3, 2015  

Installation on OS X 10.10 Yosemite 

  10.9.5 Mavericks  October 3, 2015  Installation on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  Mac OS X Archive Mac OS X Archive