Although Mavericks is required for compiling the app, the app has been tested to run on 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10.
For the stable branch:
brew tap ethereum/ethereum brew install cpp-ethereum --build-from-source brew linkapps cpp-ethereum
For the development branch:
brew reinstall cpp-ethereum --devel --build-from-source brew linkapps cpp-ethereum
--with-gui option to also build AlethZero and the Mix IDE.
eth (CLI) or
neth (ncurses interface)
For options and patches, see: https://github.com/ethereum/homebrew-ethereum
brew install boost --c++11 # this takes a while brew install boost-python --c++11 brew install cmake qt5 cryptopp miniupnpc leveldb gmp libmicrohttpd libjson-rpc-cpp
Or, using MacPorts:
port install boost +universal # this takes a while port install cmake qt5-mac libcryptopp miniupnpc leveldb gmp (probably missing libmicrohttpd and libjson-rpc-cpp)
git clone https://github.com/ethereum/cpp-ethereum.git cd cpp-ethereum mkdir -p build # create build folder ('build' ignored by git)
cd build cmake .. make -j6 make install
This will also install the cli tool and libs into /usr/local.
From the project root:
mkdir build_xc cd build_xc cmake -G Xcode ..
This will generate an xcode project file along with some configs for you: ethereum.xcodeproj . Open this file in XCode and you should be able to build the project
Linking errors can usually be resolved by ensuring correct paths:
export LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/local/lib # this is MacPorts's default
Make sure your
macdeployqt can be found. Ethereum expects it to be in
/usr/local/opt/qt5/bin/macdeployqt so symlink it if it's not:
ln -s `which macdeployqt` /usr/local/opt/qt5/bin/macdeployqt
If you're not planning to develop, make sure you are building from the master branch, not from develop or any others. These branches can often be broken or have other requirements.