Installing the Protobuf Compiler on a Mac

Erika Dike
  1. Download the appropriate release here:
  2. Unzip the folder
  3. Enter the folder and run ./ && ./configure && make
  4. If you run into this error: autoreconf: failed to run aclocal: No such file or directory, run brew install autoconf && brew install automake. And run the command from step 3 again.
  5. Then run these other commands. They should run without issues
$ make check$ sudo make install$ which protoc$ protoc --version

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