- Install Xcode command line tools. This will give you Apple’s collection of compilers and so on. You could probably get other ones if you prefer.
- Install Homebrew. This seems to be the best Mac package manager at the moment. Once you have Homebrew everything else is easy to install.
Install steps (skip lines if you know you have things already):
brew install libtool brew install automake brew install boost brew install git git clone https://github.com/JohnLangford/vowpal_wabbit.git cd vowpal_wabbit
At this point you have everything you need. You could link
glibtoolize so you can refer to it as
libtoolize, or you can edit the
autogen.sh and put a ‘
g' in front of
libtoolize. Do one or the other. You’re ready to go through the normal
./autogen.sh ./configure make make install
And you have