Friday, March 21, 2014

Installing Meld on Mac OS X

I really don't like I've always been feeling that Mac OS was missing a good tool like meld. Actually this turns out to be simply false: installing meld on Mac OS is pretty simple. Here are the steps:
  • Install the great macports.
  • Install meld. This will take some time. Keep in mind that at the time of writing, because of a bug, it is necessary to install rarian first:

    sudo port install rarian
    sudo port install meld
  • Start the dbus service and make it start at boot:

    sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist
    launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
  • Define the LC_ALL variable to your locale (i.e.):

    export LC_ALL=en_US
  • Run meld (i.e.):

Pretty simple! Bye! ;-)


  1. The macports link does not work: should be