How to build ClickHouse on Mac OS X

Build should work on Mac OS X 10.12. If you're using earlier version, you can try to build ClickHouse using Gentoo Prefix and clang sl in this instruction. With appropriate changes, it should also work on any other Linux distribution.

Install Homebrew

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Install required compilers, tools, and libraries

brew install cmake gcc icu4c mysql openssl unixodbc libtool gettext zlib readline boost --cc=gcc-7

Checkout ClickHouse sources

To get the latest stable version:

git clone -b stable --recursive --depth=10
# or: git clone -b stable --recursive --depth=10

cd ClickHouse

For development, switch to the master branch. For the latest release candidate, switch to the testing branch.

Build ClickHouse

mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DCMAKE_CXX_COMPILER=`which g++-7` -DCMAKE_C_COMPILER=`which gcc-7`
make -j `sysctl -n hw.ncpu`
cd ..


If you intend to run clickhouse-server, make sure to increase the system's maxfiles variable. See for more details.