Guide to Installing SST on Mac OSX using Custom Builds of the GNU Developer Tools

If you want to use pre-build developer tools you might want to consider using the MacPorts package manager guide. In order to build without MacPorts users must download and build each of the prerequisite GNU developer tools prior to configuring and compiling SST. You should follow the steps below as closely as possible, you will need to install the following prerequisite tools.


Step 1: Install Apple XCode Developer Toolkit

You should download Apple’s XCode developer tools using the Mac OSX App Store.


Step 2: Create Directory to Hold Toolchain

Create a directory in which to install the GNU toolchain

mkdir $HOME/Documents/GNUTools

Step 3: Install GNU Libtool

Change into the GNUTools directory created above.

cd $HOME/Documents/GNUTools

Download the GNU Libtool source via the command line.

curl -o libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz "http://ftp.kaist.ac.kr/gnu/gnu/libtool/libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz"

Unpack the download

tar xvfz libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz

Change directory into the libtool source

cd libtool-2.4.2

Configure libtool ready for compilation

./configure --prefix=$HOME/Documents/GNUTools/Libtool/2.4.2

Compile and make libtool

make -j 8 install

Add the newly installed binaries to your PATH

export PATH=$HOME/Documents/GNUTools/Libtool/2.4.2/bin/:$PATH

Step 4: Install GNU Autoconf

Change back into the GNUTools directory

cd $HOME/Documents/GNUTools

Download the GNU Autoconf source via the command line

curl -o autoconf-2.69.tar.gz "http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.69.tar.gz"

Unpack the Autoconf source

tar xvfz autoconf-2.69.tar.gz

Change into the Autoconf source directory

cd autoconf-2.69

Configure Autoconf ready for compilation

./configure --prefix=$HOME/Documents/GNUTools/Autoconf/2.69.0

Compile and Make Autoconf

make -j 8 install

Add the newly installed binaries to your PATH

export PATH=$HOME/Documents/GNUTools/Autoconf/2.69.0/bin/:$PATH

Step 5: Install GNU Automake

Change back into the GNUTools directory

cd $HOME/Documents/GNUTools

Download the GNU Automake source via the command line

curl -o automake-1.14.1.tar.gz "http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/automake/automake-1.14.1.tar.gz"

Unpack the Automake source

tar xvfz automake-1.14.1.tar.gz

Change into the Automake directory

cd automake-1.14.1

Configure the Automake source

./configure --prefix=$HOME/Documents/GNUTools/Automake/1.14.1

Compile and Make the Automake binaries

make -j 8 install

Add the newly installed binaries to your PATH

export PATH=$HOME/Documents/GNUTools/Automake/1.14.1/bin/:$PATH

Step 6: Build OpenMPI and Boost

Follow the SST Detailed Build and Install instructions for the appropriate release see Release and Build Instructions