macOS system prerequisites
To build LSST software, macOS systems need:
- Xcode, or command line tools.
macOS versions 10.9 and earlier have not been tested recently and may not work.
You will need to install developer tools, which we recommend you obtain with Apple’s Xcode command line tools package.
To do this, run from the command line (e.g.
Terminal.app or similar):
You can verify where the tools are installed by running:
cmake can be installed through a package manager like Homebrew:
Alternatively, Anaconda users can install
cmake with conda: