2021-12-04 - Sorry the Gramps wiki is currently being upgraded to a newer software version. Please check back after the 2021-12-06.
Mac OS X:Build from source:MacPorts
MacPorts is a package manager for Apple Mac providing access to thousands of open source packages. It allows you to easily install, upgrade or even uninstall software onto your Mac.
Installing Gramps using MacPorts
Gramps version available from MacPorts is: 5.1.3 ( https://ports.macports.org/port/gramps/ )
- Download and install the latest Xcode tools from https://developer.apple.com/xcode/
- Download and install Macports from http://www.macports.org/install.php
- Open Terminal.app from /Applications/Utilities and enter these commands:
sudo port selfupdate sudo port install gramps
If you are running a recent version of OS X (Snow Leopard, or later, at this point), much of the support software is pre-compiled and will install as quickly as it is downloaded.
Use Terminal to start gramps:
You may wish to install Graphviz to handle some of the graphical reports that Gramps can produce. MacPorts can provide you with either graphical or command-line based versions of either a 'stable' or 'development' release of Graphviz. 'graphviz-gui' is recommended unless you know that you have a need for the development version. Install with:
sudo port install graphviz-gui
Please don't hesitate to create a macports ticket if you find a problem that you believe is related to the MacPorts build process.