Installing Meld on Mac OS X

I really don’t like FileMerge.app: 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.):
/opt/local/bin/meld

Pretty simple! Bye! ­čśë

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