How to install Putty on Mac (OS X El Capitan)

The following steps have been tested on OS X El Capitan.

1. Install Xcode

2. Install Command Line Tools
Launch the terminal, found in /Applications/Utilities , type this command :

xcode-select –install

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3.Download and install MacPorts

4.sudo port -v selfupdate

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5. type this command sudo port install putty

6. Type Putty into terminal

7. create a shortcut cp /opt/local/bin/putty ~/Desktop/PuTTY

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23 thoughts on “How to install Putty on Mac (OS X El Capitan)

  1. TIP: “sudo port install putty”… this will take a long time if you are installing it for the first time…. and make sure you are connected to the internet

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  2. Hello,
    When I try to run putty it gives me this message:

    $ putty

    (process:2660): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
    Using the fallback ‘C’ locale.

    (putty:2660): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
    XXXXX-MacBook-Pro:~ xxxxxxx$

    Any idea what to do?

    Cheers

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    • I am also on Sierra and it is telling me it can not open display. It did prompt me for python and python2 which I chose 2 after looking them up. Did it prompt you for these things? I just find it strange to not work for me but work for you and thought maybe you could give some insight.

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  3. The ports tree has been updated. To upgrade your installed ports, you should run
    port upgrade outdated
    Vincents-MacBook-Pro:~ vincentifezue$ sudo port install putty
    —> Computing dependencies for putty
    —> Cleaning putty
    —> Scanning binaries for linking errors
    —> No broken files found.
    —> No broken ports found

    (PuTTY:2648): Gtk-WARNING **: 12:38:28.148: cannot open display:
    logout
    Saving session…
    …copying shared history…
    …saving history…truncating history files…
    …completed.

    [Process completed]

    my putty not working after following the whole proccedure

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  4. What do I do now?

    (PuTTY:20331): Gtk-WARNING **: 14:26:55.429: cannot open display:
    logout
    Saving session…
    …copying shared history…
    …saving history…truncating history files…
    …completed.

    [Process completed]

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  5. Installing XQuartz is sufficient to run PUTTY on MacOS. Once XQuartz is installed, launch the application. Right-click on the X icon and go to “Applications” and select “terminal”. Once you open terminal, you can launch the putty application by just “putty” command. Tried and Tested this.

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  6. After installing everything am still getting this

    (process:47088): Gtk-WARNING **: 12:03:18.832: Locale not supported by C library.
    Using the fallback ‘C’ locale.

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