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Building OpenOCD for macOS

There are a few prerequisites you will need first:

- Xcode (install from the AppStore)
- Command Line Tools (install from Xcode -> Preferences -> Downloads)
- Gentoo Prefix (
- Homebrew (
- MacPorts (

If you're building manually you need Texinfo version 5.0 or later. The
simplest way to get it is to use Homebrew (brew install texinfo) and
then ``export PATH=/usr/local/opt/texinfo/bin:$PATH``.

With Gentoo Prefix you can build the release version or the latest
devel version (-9999) the usual way described in the Gentoo
documentation. Alternatively, install the prerequisites and build
manually from the sources.

With Homebrew you can either run:
brew install [--HEAD] openocd (where optional --HEAD asks brew to
install the current git version)
brew install libtool automake libusb [hidapi] [libftdi]
(to install the needed dependencies and then proceed with the
manual building procedure)

For building with MacPorts you need to run:
sudo port install libtool automake autoconf pkgconfig \
libusb [libftdi1]

You should also specify LDFLAGS and CPPFLAGS to allow configure to use
MacPorts' libraries, so run configure like this:
LDFLAGS=-L/opt/local/lib CPPFLAGS=-I/opt/local/include ./configure [options]

See README for the generic building instructions.

If you're using a USB adapter and have a driver kext matched to it,
you will need to unload it prior to running OpenOCD. E.g. with Apple
driver (OS X 10.9 or later) for FTDI run:
sudo kextunload -b
for FTDI vendor driver use:
sudo kextunload FTDIUSBSerialDriver.kext

To learn more on the topic please refer to the official libusb FAQ: