Install RethinkDB on OS X

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Using the installer

Prerequisites: We provide native binaries for OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above. OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher is required for HTTPS support. See issue #5681 for more information.

Download the disk image, run rethinkdb.pkg, and follow the installation instructions.

Using Homebrew

Prerequisites: Make sure you’re on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or above, and have Homebrew installed.

Run the following in your terminal:

brew update && brew install rethinkdb

Compile from source

Building RethinkDB from source requires OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or greater. Xcode is required to build from source.

Get the source code

Download and extract the archive:

curl -O https://download.rethinkdb.com/dist/rethinkdb-2.3.6.tgz
tar xf rethinkdb-2.3.6.tgz

Build RethinkDB

Kick off the build process:

cd rethinkdb-2.3.6
./configure --allow-fetch --fetch openssl
make

You will find the rethinkdb binary in the build/release/ subfolder.

Next steps: Now that you’ve installed RethinkDB, it’s time to install client drivers for your language.