Installation of Redis Stack on an Apple MacBook with Apple M1 chip

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Christian Neumann

Dec 7, 2023, 7:19:55 AM12/7/23

I would like to install Redis Stack 7.2 and have downloaded the zip file for macOS / arm64.


I don't want to use Homebrew. That is why the Homebrew folders are not present.

The start of redis-stack-server does not work.

According to my analysis, however, there is only one small problem, which I will describe below.

The start generates the following error message:

Library not loaded: /opt/homebrew/opt/openssl@3/lib/libssl.3.dylib
Library not loaded: /opt/homebrew/opt/openssl@3/lib/libcrypto.3.dylib
/usr/lib/libssl.3.dylib' (no such file, not in dyld cache)

The files are referenced here:

Referenced from: ... /opt/redis-stack-server-7.2.0/bin/redis-server

The problem is that when redis-stack-server is started, it searches for the files in the /opt/homebrew/opt/openssl@3/lib and /usr/lib directories, but neither file exists.

Where are the files?

I have installed MySQL under /opt/mysql-8.0.35 and /opt/mysql-8.0.35/lib contains both files, for example.

The two files in /opt/mysql-8.0.35/lib cannot be copied to /usr/lib, as System Integrity Protection is normally switched on and would have to be switched off.

However, we can avoid the error with a symlink:

ln -s /opt/mysql-8.0.35/lib /opt/homebrew/opt/openssl@3

This allows redis-stack-server or redis-server to find the desired files.


MySQL or Python 3, for example, deliver the two files in a lib subdirectory.

Is it possible that Redis Stack is also delivered with a lib subdirectory and the two files?

redis-server will then have to search for the two files in this subdirectory as well.

Then everything would work perfectly, even without Homebrew.

Best regards,

Christian Neumann

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