Install LilyPond on Mac

To install LilyPond just download it here:

Install Frescobaldi



To install Fresobaldi, a very cute interface to write music with LilyPond you need first on Mac the Homebrew install. Help page in the internet:
And here you find even a diskimage for Macintosh easy install:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"
Illegal variable name.

sudo mkdir homebrew && curl -L | tar xz --strip 1 -C homebrew

issues many errors like follows:

share/man/: Failed to create dir 'share'Can't create 'share/man'

So you need to change the ownership of the just created 'homebrew'-folder like follows:

sudo chown mstep:staff homebrew/
curl -L | tar xz --strip 1 -C homebrew

Install Frescobaldi

To start Frescobaldi like other Applications, you have to link Frescobaldi from your brew install into the /Applications like follows:

cd /Applications
ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/frescobaldi/2.0.16/