This guide explains how to install OR-Tools for C++ on MacOS.
Although these instructions might also work on other MacOS variants, we have only tested them on machines meeting the following requirements:
- MacOS 10.15.5 (Catalina) 64-bit (x86_64)
Xcode Command Line Tools
You must install the Xcode Command Line Tools. To do so, open the Terminal, found in
/Applications/Utilities/, and enter:
Click “Install” to download and install Xcode Command Line Tools. You don’t need to "Get Xcode" from the App Store. If you have a slow Internet connection, it may take many minutes.
Verify that you’ve successfully installed Xcode Command Line Tools:
You should see:
Take the following steps to install the OR-Tools library for C++:
Download and extract the binary distribution for your system:
FlatZinc binary distributions
FlatZinc is a solver input language understood by a
wide range of solvers.
OR-Tools also provides binary distributions with FlatZinc support:
Validate your installation
To test your C++ installations, open a terminal window and navigate to the directory where you unpacked the binary distribution. Then enter the following command:
This runs a selection of examples for OR-Tools. If all the examples run successfully, you are ready to get started with OR-Tools.