Installing .NET Core on Mac OS X

I have bought a MacBook lately and wanted to learn how to work with .NET Core. The first thing is installing the .NET Core libraries and tools of course, which is available from:

.NET Core requires OpenSSL 1.0.0 or later, but Mac OS X currently defaults to OpenSSL 0.9.8. So we first download the sources for the latest stable OpenSSL release 1.0.2h:

Next unpack the OpenSSL Sources:

tar xzf openssl-1.0.2h.tar

Then compile and install OpenSSL to /usr/local/ssl/macos-x86_64:

./Configure darwin64-x86_64-cc shared enable-ec_nistp_64_gcc_128 no-ssl2 no-ssl3 no-comp --openssldir=/usr/local/ssl/macos-x86_64
make depend
sudo make install

Next we need to create symbolic links for the OpenSSL binaries and libraries in the /usr/local directory, or the .NET Core tools won't find them.

sudo ln -s /usr/local/ssl/macos-x86_64/bin/openssl /usr/local/bin/openssl
sudo ln -s /usr/local/ssl/macos-x86_64/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib
sudo ln -s /usr/local/ssl/macos-x86_64/lib/libcrypto.1.0.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/libcrypto.1.0.0.dylib

And that's it.

You can now start with .NET Core.

mkdir DotNetCoreSample
cd DotNetCoreSample
dotnet new
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