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Re: Lilypond installation

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Lilypond installation
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2024 11:37:25 +0000 (UTC)

> I'm in the middle of a clean installation on a mac with Sonoma
> 14.1.2 with an M2 chip.  The instructions have been incomplete and
> have varied significantly from the screenshots on the website.

Please give more details.  AFAIK, none of the developers are (mainly)
working on a Mac, and I'm not sure whether our Mac people have Sonoma
and/or an M2.

> After I gave up with the tarball,

Theoretically, if all prerequisites are fulfilled, it should work.
What problems did you experience?  Again, we need more details, both
to help you and to update the build instructions if necessary.

> I installed MacPorts which had some issues (beyond your control) to
> use that installer, and it appears I've finished, but the list of
> notes is extensive and I thought I'd share that with you.  [...]

You can ignore all of them, they are not relevant, AFAIK.  The only
issue with the 'lilypond' and 'lilypond-devel' bundles from MacPorts
is what Jean has mentioned:


Essentially, you have to install the fonts from


together with some fonts from TeXLive
(`texgyre{cursor,heros,schola}-*.otf`) to a place where FontConfig
finds them (I guess `~/.fonts` should work).


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