Prerequisites for Mac OS X

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This page shows how to install the standard dependencies of apertium (and related packages) on Mac OS X.

You can run or to install the latest compiled version of apertium, lttoolbox, vislcg3 and HFST – that way you don't have to check out, build and install these by hand. You will still need gawk, subversion, autoconf, automake, pkgconfig from MacPorts.

First of all, you need:

Then install the apertium dependencies with Macports like this:

sudo port install autoconf automake expat flex \
gettext gperf help2man libiconv libtool \
libxml2 libxslt m4 ncurses p5-locale-gettext \
pcre perl5 pkgconfig zlib gawk subversion

If you need vislcg3/cg-proc/cg-comp (Constraint Grammar), you should also do:

sudo port install icu cmake boost google-perftools

Once you've installed these packages, continue to Minimal installation from SVN (and skip the parts about lttoolbox/apertium, just install the language pair/language data itself if you ran or as mentioned above).

(Note: it is technically possible to install apertium and lttoolbox from Macports, but the version there is very out of date. It is not recommended if you want to do development.)

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