Gazebo and several of its dependencies can be compiled on OS X with Homebrew using the osrf/simulation tap. Gazebo is straightforward to install on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher. Installation on older versions requires changing the default standard library and rebuilding dependencies due to the use of c++11. For purposes of this tutorial, I will assume OS X 10.11 or greater is in use.
curl -ssL http://get.gazebosim.org | sh
Install homebrew, which should also prompt you to install the XCode command-line tools:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Install XQuartz, which provides X11 support and is required by Gazebo and OGRE
Run the following commands to install gazebo quickly with a precompiled binary:
brew tap osrf/simulation brew install gazebo11 gazebo
The formula currently installs version 11.0 of Gazebo. Version 9 can be
installed using the
gazebo9. To install the latest version of Gazebo11 from
gazebo11 development branch:
brew install gazebo11 --HEAD