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Installation on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

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Archived Obsolete - No Longer Maintained

As of December 31, 2016, FreeSWITCH is no longer tested on OS X Mavericks. Apple dropped support and no longer issues security patches. Homebrew also no longer officially supports Mavericks.

At the time of this notice, FreeSWITCH still installed and worked fine on Mavericks. If desired, you can attempt to download Xcode using the lines below and follow the manual installation instructions.

OS X FreeSWITCH™ Testing History

ReleaseTestedXcodeFreeSWITCH™ VersionStatus
10.9.5 MavericksDecember 1, 2016December 31, 20166.21.6.13+git~20161129 Production Release1.9.0+git~20161231 Master DevelopmentGoodGood

Download Xcode

Xcode takes a while to download and is placed into the Applications folder (/Applications directory) with the Command Line Tools in /Applications/

Mavericks 10.9: download and install Xcode 6.2 from Xcode 6.2 Download then start Xcode.

Archived Obsolete - No Longer Maintained

As of July 17, 2016, this page is no longer maintained by the original author and is marked as archived.


This is part of the macOS Installation guide for installing and running FreeSWITCH™. This page describes the installation of components that may be unique to OS X 10.9**.**

OS X Developer Tools

The OS X Developer Tools are composed of two parts, the Xcode OS X Software Developer Kit used to develop and test OS X GUI applications, and the Command Line Tools that provide LLVM, Clang, Git and other tools required to generate non-GUI applications such as FreeSWITCH™ and its prerequisites. The Command Line Tools are included and automatically installed with Xcode. The Apple Developer site offers the standalone CLT but it cannot be used because Homebrew will not install without the Xcode/CLT version.

Install Xcode 6

Xcode 6.2 is no longer available from the OS X App Store so must be downloaded from the OS X Developer site which requires a minimum of a free membership. Xcode takes a while to download and is placed into the Applications folder (/Applications directory) with the CLT in /Applications/ Once installed start Xcode to accept the license agreement.

Continue Installation

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