This guide explains how to install OR-Tools for .Net on MacOS.
Although these instructions might also work on other MacOS variants, we have only tested them on machines meeting the following requirements:
- MacOS 12.5 (Monterey) Intel 64-bit (x86_64)
- MacOS 12.5 (Monterey) M1 (arm64)
The following sections describe the prerequisites for installing OR-Tools.
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:
To install the remaining prerequisites, we recommend first installing the "missing package manager for macOS" otherwise known as Homebrew. To do so, open a terminal window and enter:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
To verify that you’ve successfully installed brew:
You should see:
Homebrew 1.6.9-8-g25542d7 Homebrew/homebrew-core (git revision 0e0c84; last commit 2018-06-20)
.Net 6.0 SDK
You must install the .Net 6.0 SDK.
Once you have installed Homebrew, you can install the dotnet-sdk package by opening a terminal window and enter:
brew cask install dotnet-sdk
You can test
dotnet cli is correctly installed using the following command:
Take the following steps to install the OR-Tools library for .Net:
Download and extract the binary distribution for your system:
Validate your installation
To test your .Net 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.