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This page describes FreeSWITCH™ installation methods available for the macOS releases below. It is part of 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

Testing is performed on Intel Macs with macOS and the latest Apple Command Line Tools installed into new volumes.


                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Status

macOSTestedFreeSWITCH™  V.R.M*Status

Monterey
12.4

October 25, 2021

May 23, 2022

1.10.7 Current Public Release

1.10.8 20220523 Development

Bad #1367#1474#1497

Good

Big Sur
11.6

November 25, 2021

May 23, 2022

1.10.7 Current Public Release

1.10.8 20220523 Development

Bad #1367#1474#1497

Good

* Version.Release.Maintenance-Level

This status does not apply to the Homebrew version. 

History for older releases is at the macOS Archive.



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)

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.

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 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 all FreeSWITCH versions.
  • Since building from source, adding optional modules is available.
  • Testing is performed for this wiki so information is extensive.

Disadvantages

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



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