Mac OS X:Build from source:MacPorts

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Installing gramps for X11 using MacPorts

  1. Install Mac OS X Leopard and update to the latest version. (X11 will be installed by default on Leopard - older OSes may require it to be manually installed.)
  2. Download and install the latest Xcode tools from
  3. Download and install Macports from
  4. Open from /Applications/Utilities and enter these commands:
sudo port -v selfupdate
sudo port install gtk2
sudo port install gramps
sudo port install python_select
sudo python_select python25
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
  1. Now wait 5 minutes to be sure that launchctl has finished
  2. When you want to run GRAMPS, enter these commands
open /Applications/Utilities/

On older OSes it may be necessary to instead use

open-x11 gramps