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Installing Lime Suite on macOS

Lime Suite is a cross-platform software stack for the configuration and use of a range of software defined radio (SDR) platforms, including the LimeSDR family.

There are two way to install Lime Suite on Apple's macOS operating system: you can choose between MacPorts or Homebrew.

1 Installing via MacPorts

If you don't have already installed MacPorts follow the official guide

Then install Lime Suite with

sudo port install limesuite

If you also need Gnu Radio block for Limesdr use

sudo port install gr-limesdr

To uninstall

sudo port uninstall limesuite gr-limesdr

2 Installing via Homebrew

The following instructions use the Pothos Homebrew tap.

Begin by installing the Apple Xcode Command Line Tools by opening a terminal and typing the following command:
xcode-select --install

Click "Install" in the dialogue that appears, then wait while the Xcode tools are downloaded and installed. When the process has completed, install Homebrew with the following command:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Finally, install Lime Suite by typing the following two commands:

brew update
brew install limesuite

2.1 Uninstalling via Homebrew

To remove Lime Suite and its dependencies when installed via Homebrew, type the following command:

brew uninstall limesuite

3 Next Steps

If you have installed Lime Suite to use a LimeSDR device, follow the instructions in Getting Started with the LimeSDR to install, configure, and test your hardware.