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This page describes the FreeSWITCH™ installation FreeSWITCH™ installation methods available for the macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, and 10.10. releases below. It is part of the FreeSWITCH™ macOS documentation.
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Testing is performed using clean installs of macOS onto erased volumes, not upgraded systems.

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Upgraded macOS or Xcode?
Upgraded systems that originally contained software older than 10.8 Mountain Lion or Xcode 5, will have unresolvable problems.

Prerequisites Previously Installed Differently?

If prerequisites were previously installed using methods other than described here, there may be problems.

 

 

Installation Methods

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                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Testing Status

macOS
Xcode
TestedFreeSWITCH™
Version
 V.R.M*Status

10.

12

15.

4 Sierra
8.3.2

6 Catalina

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

1.

6.17+git~20170428 Production

10.4 Current Public Release

1.

9.0+git~20170420 Master

10.5 20200812 Development

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Good

 
10.
11
14.6
El Capitan7.3.1

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017
Mojave

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

1.

6.17+git~20170508 Production

10.4 Current Public Release

1.

9.0+git~20170510 Master

10.5 20200812 Development

Good

Bad

Good

Bad

 
10.
10.5 Yosemite7.2.1

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

1.6.17+git~20170511 Production
13.6 High Sierra

August 7, 2020

August 12, 2020

1.10.4 Current Public Release

1.

9.0+git~20170511 Master Development

Good

Good

 

 

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10.5 20200812 Development

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History for older releases is at the macOS Archive.

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Installation Methods

FreeSWITCH™ installation on macOS is performed by an installer utility or manually.

macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI)

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer is the recommended method since it simplifies installation by automating because it automates all of the manual steps. Aside from being much faster, other advantages , providing much simpler and faster installation. Other advantages include renaming existing FreeSWITCH™ directories before installation, and creating installation logs. The macFI information and download is located at macOS macFI Installation.
 

Tip

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer performs the identical functions as a manual installinstallation with additions such as logging.

Manual Installation

A manual installation involves downloading and installing Xcode, prerequisites and FreeSWITCH™ by entering commands into the Terminal applicationrequires use of the Terminal application to enter commands to setup directories, install prerequisites and FreeSWITCH™.

To perform a manual installation use the macOS Manual Installation instructions,

 


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