[Nut-upsuser] [Nut-packaging] NUT Client for Mavericks

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Fri May 16 02:26:02 UTC 2014

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On May 15, 2014, at 9:20 AM, Jose Vigil wrote:

> Hi friends,
> I’m looking for an already compiled .pkg NUT Client to be installed in a Mavericks iMac. Can someone, please point me to place where I can find it?

We don't have any official ones. If anyone else has compiled one, please feel free to share it.

It's something I would like to do at some point, but it would need a few things. I've created an issue at Github:


> If not, I can try compiling the latest stable version. In this case, can you please let me know what are the exact source code packages I should compile? I have a QNAP NAS that is already running NUT, and I only need to install the client in some MAC desktops like the imac mentioned above.
> Is there any detailed written procedure?

If you have Fink, you can run "fink install nut".

MacPorts has a slightly older version of NUT, but it should work. They also have a client-only variant that should compile with fewer dependencies:


If you want to use the Xcode command-line tools, just grab the nut-2.7.1.tar.gz source file, extract, and follow the installation instructions: http://www.networkupstools.org/docs/user-manual.chunked/ar01s05.html#Installing_source

With any of these three options, you will need some way to start NUT at boot. While Apple has been pushing launchd for some time, this might still work:


Let us know if you have any questions.

Charles Lepple
clepple at gmail

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