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About

This page describes the automated installation of FreeSWITCH™ using using the macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI) that automates installation steps. It is . It is part of the macOS Installation guide for installing FreeSWITCH™the FreeSWITCH™ macOS documentation.
 

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What

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Can the macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI) do?

The macFI installs FreeSWITCH™ 1.6 production or FreeSWITCH™ master/development from source on macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite and 10.9 Mavericks systems. Support for older systems are dropped as instructions for those systems are archived.

  • Install FreeSWITCH™ from the latest public release or master/development source on macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Sierra, and 10.12 Sierra.
  • Start FreeSWITCH™ for testing.
  • Update FreeSWITCH™.
  • Remove parts or all of the installation.
  • Show and hide macOS invisible files.
  • Open wiki pages,

Why Use the macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer?

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The installer performs identical steps as described in Manual InstallationYou can review the manual instructions before using the macFI to view most of the commands the macFI will execute.

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  1. Determines if it can run on the macOS release.
  2. Locates and determines the latest public version of FreeSWITCH™ source.
  3. Asks what function is desired, install, test or remove.
  4. For installation, what version to download.
  5. Checks for presence of Xcode and Xcode beta.Checks for presence of Command Line Utilities.
  6. Checks if hidden files are visible.
  7. Checks if the required directories exists.
  8. Checks if the install directory has the correct ownership.
  9. Checks for presence of Homebrew.
  10. Checks for presence of prerequisites supplied by Homebrew.
  11. Checks for presence of previous FreeSWITCH™ source and runtime libraries.
  12. Produces a list of actions to take and requests verification to proceed.
  13. If required, launches web pages to install Xcode.
  14. If required, launches functions to install Command Line Utilities.
  15. If required, makes hidden files visible.
  16. If required, creates directories exists.
  17. If required, changes the ownership of the install directory.
  18. If required, downloads and installs Homebrew.
  19. If required, updates prerequisites supplied by Homebrew.
  20. If required, downloads and installs prerequisites supplied by Homebrew.
  21. If required, renames previous FreeSWITCH™ source and runtime libraries to prevent changes.
  22. Performs git clone of FreeSWITCH™.
  23. Performs bootstrap and configure.
  24. Adds FLITE to modules.conf.
  25. Performs make, make install, make install sounds, and make clean.
  26. Prompts for testing selection.
  27. If testing, opens web pages to FreeSWITCH™ information and displays IP address and port for phone configuration.
  28. If testing, launches FreeSWITCH™ to test.

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  • Install or update Homebrew
  • Install and/or update prerequisites
  • Download and install FreeSWITCH™ source
  • bootstrap command
  • configure command
  • make command
  • make install command
  • make install sounds command
  • make clean

     

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Backup

All of the software this procedure installs can be removed easily. However, to restore to a point where nothing was changed a backup is required.

Set Terminal Application Screen Size

macFI uses the macOS Terminal application extensively during installation. The default screen size is very small so it's recommended to increase it for readability by:

  1. Start the Terminal application in the Applications -> Utilities folder by double-clicking on it. Then open its preferences panel.
  2. In Settings–>Profiles–>Window change the Window Size to larger values such as 140x48 to reduce having to resize the window often.

If you plan to start FreeSWITCH™ from the Terminal command line often then you should place the Terminal application into the Dock for quick access.

Download and Install the macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer

It's incredibly easy to install, just follow this single step:

  1. Click on this link: macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer, macOS will automatically download and unzip the file.

Installer history:

January 4, 2017  Added speexdsp prerequisite.

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Running the macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer

Note
titleOne-Time Security Setting

The first time macFI is launched security settings are required due to macOS security restrictions. After the first attempt to run go to System Preferences Security and General settings, click allow macFI to run. Restart macFI and additional System Preferences Security and Privacy settings are required as follows:

On macOS 10.14 Mohave and later: Under "Privacy" click Accessibility and set the MacFI on. Additional on-time authorization prompts are required.

Prior to Mohave: Open System Preferences –> Security & Privacy and under General set to allow macFI to run after the first time it's launched.

Tip

You should not perform other functions while the installer is running, although the macFI will run correctly, the Terminal window may not display as intended.
You can rerun the installer anytime, even it it was stopped or failed. It will determine what is already installed.

Double-click the installer to start it. Just follow the prompts and answer a few questions!




Where to go Next

 Instructions for starting and stopping FreeSWITCH™ are at macOS Testing and Diagnostics.

 

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macFI Change History

February 26, 2019      Add installation timers. Change download from .gz to .bz2. Minor message changes.

December 27, 2018    Add new libks and signalwire-c prerequisites. Change flite formula name.
September 30, 2018   Replace Terminal clear screen logic due to Mohave security. Update minimum macOS release support.
December 10, 2017    Remove Xcode, homebrew now installs Command Line Tools. Change remove Xcode option to remove CLT
July 13, 2017              Major update: Updates not required for FS release changes, auto find latest public release,
                                   place VRM in messages, add stable branch download, add unsupported message.
June 24, 2017            Change /usr/local logic for 10.13 and compatibility, add show/hide invisible files, redo intro dialogs and wiki options,
                                   add update function
March 24, 2017          Added libtiff prerequisite for spandsp.
January 4, 2017         Added speexdsp prerequisite.
September 17, 2016  Update Xcode URLs
September 15, 2016  Renamed, change path for new Homebrew, use active Xcode version, 10.11 get Xcode 7 from dev site.

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July 17, 2016          

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  Add testing only option, 10.10 get Xcode 7 from dev site, use Xcode beta if found,
                                  allow bypass of open test calls wiki. Minor fixes.
February 26, 2016  

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  Remove libvpx libyuv, replace nasm with yasm, change remove brew cache command.
November 26, 2015

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  Replace non-homebrew packages with homebrew since they are now available.
October 22, 2015       List names of prereqs. Other minor fixes.
October 16, 2015    

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 Add FreeSWITCH™1.6, remove 1.4, update prerequisites add installation of non-homebrew packages.
October 3, 2015      

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 Add change ownership logic for /usr/local, change 10.9 Xcode 6 download, remove 10.8 and Xcode 5 support.
November 5, 2014  

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 Add Xcode 6.1 and Yosemite support. November 22, 2014 change URLs.
April 5, 2014    

Running the macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer

Warning

Make sure to review the one-time Preparation steps first!

Note
titleOne-Time Security Setting

Due to macOS's tight security, there is a one-time security setting required because the macFI automates one keystroke (command-K in Terminal). The first time macFI is run macOS will state that it cannot run the app due to security restrictions. You must open System Preferences –> Security & Privacy and under General set to allow macOS to run macFI. The macFI can then be run anytime.

Double-click the installer to start it.   Just follow the prompts and answer a few questions!

Tip

You should not perform other functions while the installer is running, although the macFI will run correctly, the Terminal window may not display as intended.

You can rerun the installer anytime, even it it was stopped or failed. It will determine what is already installed.

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Where to go Next

Instructions for starting and stopping FreeSWITCH™ are at macOS Testing and Diagnostics.

 

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