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2.2 MacOS X binary distributions

MacOS X users can either compile the UNIX source code (see Compiling from UNIX source) or install the contributed Asymptote binary available at

http://www.hmug.org/pub/MacOS_X/X/Applications/Publishing/asymptote/

Because these preconfigured binary distributions have strict architecture and library dependencies that many installations do not satisfy, we recommend installing Asymptote directly from the official source:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=120000

Note that many MacOS X (and FreeBSD) systems lack the GNU readline library. For full interactive functionality, GNU readline version 4.3 or later must be installed.