How to install kcachegrind / qcachegrind on Mac OSX

Installing kcachegrind via macports takes a long time because it has to build KDE, as well.

An alternative faster way is described below.

  • download Qt binary and install it
  • download and install graphviz; I used brew install graphviz
  • fix default graphviz location by symlinking to a place where cachegrind will find it sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/dot /usr/bin/dot
  • qmake -spec 'macx-g++'; make
  • copy generated qcachegrind.app to your Applications folder
  • enjoy!

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