This page describes the FreeSWITCH™ installation methods available for macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, and 10.10. It is part of the FreeSWITCH™ macOS documentation.
Testing is performed using clean installs of macOS onto erased volumes, not upgraded systems.
This procedure installs a significant amount of software, almost all of it can be removed easily. However, some of the Apple Command Line Tools, part of Xcode may remain. There is no problem leaving these small parts installed, but to restore to a point where nothing was installed a backup is required before starting this procedure.
Upgraded macOS or Xcode?
Prerequisites Previously Installed Differently?
If prerequisites were previously installed using methods other than described here, there may be problems.
The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer is the recommended method since it simplifies installation by automating all of the manual steps. Aside from being much faster, other advantages include renaming existing FreeSWITCH™ directories before installation, and creating installation logs. The macFI information and download is located at macOS macFI Installation.
The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer performs the identical functions as a manual install with additions such as logging.
A manual installation involves downloading and installing Xcode, prerequisites and FreeSWITCH™ by entering commands into the Terminal application.
To perform a manual installation use the macOS Manual Installation instructions,