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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

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:

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.