This is the home page of the sections that describe installing and performing basic testing of FreeSWITCH™ and its prerequisites on OS X.
If you have not read the Mac OS X page please view it now.
Warnings About Upgraded Systems
Systems that were upgraded from older software 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.
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.
Installation of FreeSWITCH™ on OS X can be performed using the AppleScript installer, or manually.--
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.
The 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.-
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
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 them. If 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.
FreeSWITCH™ OS X Release Status
Installation is Complete
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Startup From the Command Line
The time has come to start FreeSWITCH™ in a Terminal window:
There are many startup messages ending with some text boxes containing the names of the developers.
Test the FreeSWITCH™ Command Prompt
After all startup messages are displayed a command prompt appears, messages may continue as the prompt remains. Try a few FreeSWITCH™ commands:
If the commands return responses FreeSWITCH™ is working and you can continue with the next step.
Test A Phone
Test using a physical SIP phone or soft phone such as Bria, or search the OS X App Store for "SIP" for a free download of Telephone. Setup the phone using the IP address of the Mac FreeSWITCH™ is running on. The port is 5060, user IDs 1000-1019 with a password of 1234 are pre-configured. Additional information is at Test Calls. Test as many functions as you can to experience the potential of FreeSWITCH™.
Issue the following command in the FreeSWITCH™ Terminal window: