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|Building SWI-Prolog on MacOSX
Last updated: Oct 31, 2018, homebrew
Building SWI-Prolog for MacOS requires Macports. In general, the Portfiles are kept nicely up-to-date thanks to Paulo Moura. If you are a Macport user, SWI-Prolog can be installed simply using one of the commands below. The first installs the `stable' version and the second the `development' version. Note that most of the time developers are better of using the development version.
port install swi-prolog port install swi-prolog-devel
If you like to keep nice and lean system (i.e., if you do not want Macports copies of X11, ODBC, etc), you still need to install several prerequisites. First:
Next, you must install the following Macport libraries for a complete build.
port install cmake ninja gmp jpeg libarchive libiconv libmcrypt ncurses \ openssl ossp-uuid pkgconfig readline zlib pcre db62 libedit \ fontconfig libyaml unixODBC openjdk17 junit hamcrest-core
Homebrew provides an alternative to Macports. The command below installs the latest stable version of SWI-Prolog:
brew install swi-prolog
The latest git version of SWI-Prolog can be installed with this command:
brew install swi-prolog --HEAD
(contributed by Rinke Hoekstra)
As of version 7.7.21 the SWI-Prolog sources are fully compatible for building with dependencies provided by Homebrew. The dependencies can be installed using
brew install \ cmake \ ninja \ gmp \ openssl \ libarchive \ readline \ ossp-uuid \ libyaml \ unixodbc \ berkeley-db \ pcre \ jpeg
Brew does not provide
junit.jar which is needed to run the JPL (Java
interface) tests. If you want to test this get
junit.jar as described
in https://github.com/junit-team/junit4/wiki/download-and-install and