Talk:MSP430 LaunchPad Mac OS X

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On my OS X 10.4.11 system, I needed to also install libusb-compat for mspdebug to compile.

Evil andy said ...

I have downloaded and modified the source driver but it still doesn't actually load when I plug in the FET device. Back to the drawing board!

--Evil andy 13:04, 1 August 2010 (CDT)

Westfw said ...

Unfortunately, the firmware in the ezusb type drives that support both spy-by-wire and an application serial port is different than the firmware supported by this driver, and it doesn't help. See

--Westfw 16:26, 10 August 2010 (CDT)

Zarya said ...

To build Insight on mac os you need to run this command be for starting export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/X11/lib" and Insight will build.

--Zarya 16:40, 3 October 2010 (CDT)

Osx-launchpad said ...

I have created a package to automate the installation of mspgcc4, mspdebug and Westfw's driver. Tested on Snow Leopard:

--Osx-launchpad 22:08, 2 November 2010 (CDT)

Uri said ...

In order to build mspgcc4, I had to change the value of $GNU_MIRROR to "" in The script attempts to download a version of binutils that is no longer available on up-to-date GNU mirrors. A driver that makes the serial port of the MSP-EXP430G2 accessible can be found here:

--Uri 09:27, 9 June 2012 (CDT)

Uri said ...

Turns out the links under "Installing the toolchain manually" point to an outdated version of the mspgcc toolchain. You can get the latest version from

--Uri 12:03, 16 June 2012 (CDT)

Randible said ...

Logged in to edit errors on this page, but no edit button is available. wtf?

This line:

git pull

Should read:

git clone

--Randible 00:18, 22 August 2012 (CDT)

JoshuaB86 said ...

For the install with homebrew, after

cd `brew --prefix`

I needed to run

git init

in order to add the repository. Might want to add to the article.

--JoshuaB86 22:12, 10 October 2012 (CDT)

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