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== Mac OSX ==
 
== Mac OSX ==
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Attention: [[generate_XDS.INP]] requires the [https://developer.apple.com/download/more/ Xcode command line tools] to be installed (free of charge). In my experience, you have to explicitly agree to the License terms when running a Command Line Tool (e.g. <code>strings</code>) for the first time.
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Attention: [[generate_XDS.INP]] requires the [https://developer.apple.com/download/more/ Xcode command line tools] to be installed (free of charge): open a Terminal window, and enter <code>sudo xcode-select --install</code>. You may have to explicitly agree to the License terms when running a Command Line Tool (e.g. <code>strings</code>) for the first time.
    
Become familiar with the concept and ways to run commands as "root" - google "mac osx become root". All the installation tasks that are run in a Terminal window require root privileges, since some of the programs and their links are written to /usr/local/bin. (As an alternative that does not require root for installation, one may create a directory $HOME/bin and use that for the programs and links. That would also require modification of the $PATH, by a one-time <code>echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin' >> ~/.profile</code>)
 
Become familiar with the concept and ways to run commands as "root" - google "mac osx become root". All the installation tasks that are run in a Terminal window require root privileges, since some of the programs and their links are written to /usr/local/bin. (As an alternative that does not require root for installation, one may create a directory $HOME/bin and use that for the programs and links. That would also require modification of the $PATH, by a one-time <code>echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin' >> ~/.profile</code>)
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