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This page describes how to get OLA 0.3 working on OS X, by downloading and compiling the source code.

There is also a "Installer" (.dmg file) to install a pre-compiled version available here.

Basic setup

  • Install xcode [[1]]
  • install git [[2]]
  • install mac ports [[3]]

Use Mac Ports to install stuff

$ port install pkgconfig cppunit unittest-cpp protobuf-cpp 

Set some env vars

set $PATH to point to something sane (you should also make sure you point it at your ctemplate and libmicrohttpd)

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig
export CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/local/include/"
export LDFLAGS="-L/opt/local/lib/"

Optionally install microhttpd and ctemplate

If you want the http interface you need these

sudo port install libgcrypt

or you can disable https support (which works with OLA) by using the configure line "./configure --enable-https=no"

  • Make sure both of these are made AND installed before running "./configure" on OLA otherwise it will not detect the libraries and ignore all the HTTP server code

Checkout OLA or Download the tarball

 git clone
 cd lla


 wget $ola_url
 tar -zxf $ola_file
 cd lla

Run autoreconf

If this is the first time run with -i to install the missing files

autoreconf -i

Do the usual steps

make check
sudo make install

If you get an error like the following:

/bin/sh ./libtool --tag=CC   --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.   -I/opt/local/var/macports/software/protobuf-cpp/2.0.3_0/opt/local/include/  -g -O2 -c -o ltdl.lo ltdl.c
./libtool: line 464: CDPATH: command not found
/Users/simonn/lighting/lla/libltdl/libtool: line 464: CDPATH: command not found
/Users/simonn/lighting/lla/libltdl/libtool: line 1142: func_opt_split: command not found
libtool: Version mismatch error.  This is libtool 2.2.6, but the
libtool: definition of this LT_INIT comes from an older release.
libtool: You should recreate aclocal.m4 with macros from libtool 2.2.6
libtool: and run autoconf again.

Your system uses a different version of libtool. Run:

 glibtoolize --ltdl -c -f

and then start from the autoreconf step again.