Basic Installation Instructions (OS X)

These instructions supplement the basic installation instructions to describe installing CATMAID’s required system dependencies in Mac OS X through homebrew.

Install homebrew

Installing the CATMAID dependencies requires that you have a compiler and the homebrew package manager installed. If these are already installed, skip to the next section.

To set up xcode/GCC and install homebrew from terminal:

xcode-select --install
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Install system packages

Install system package dependencies through homebrew:

brew install postgresql
brew install postgis
brew install python --framework
brew install boost-python
brew tap homebrew/science
brew install hdf5
brew install libxslt
brew install ossp-uuid

export LIBRARY_PATH=“/usr/local/lib:$LIBRARY_PATH”

You may want to use a process control system to manage the PostgreSQL daemon. See this post for an example setup using lunchy.

Now you can proceed with the regular installation instructions, skipping the first half of step 2 involving apt-get.