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Webcontrol on Mac

Hello All -

Does anyone have suggestions / tips on how to run webcontrol on a mac?

I see the docker instructions, but that seems to be a bit beyond my technical competence.

Thanks in advance,


to my knowledge there is not a run-time distribution for it, but you can install the development environment for it and it should work. The process is a bit long and tedious to get all of the dependencies installed, but it should be able to run it.

Start by following the developer installation instructions on the webcontrol page (scroll down to “developing”) and copy/paste them into your terminal window.

I’m not a docker guy either, but I have learned to google and follow instructions and if you are willing to try, you can likely get it to work.

  1. install git if not installed
  2. Clone the repository
  3. You may need to install python. Do that first, then do the python virtual environment as the development instructions above in the link suggest
  4. install the requirements as instructed in the development environment (this is where I ran into trouble, but it worked out)
  5. once everything is loaded, you run it by typing python in the webcontrol folder.

Feel free to ask more questions in your thread or PM me as you go. I don’t have a mac anymore, so I can’t give much more than ideas for what to try, but the mac will run python and should work. Give yourself a couple hours to crank through it. Once you get it set up, you can make a shortcut or script to run it or you can modify it if you want.