Problems setting up WSPR-X for Mac OS, specifically com ports

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Problems setting up WSPR-X for Mac OS, specifically com ports

Sorry to bother you but I am trying to get WSPR-X working on Mac OS X 10.9.5.

I can't get it to talk to the com ports on my usb-serial adapter (A DigiMasterPro, specifically designed for ham use)
Here for instance is the contents of my /dev/cu.* folder:
/dev/cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port /dev/cu.usbserial-001012FDA
/dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem /dev/cu.usbserial-001012FDB

- ..FDA is the DigiMaster's PTT serial port, and FDB is the one for CAT etc. The latter rarely works for reasons I can't discern, but the FDA port works well for PTT and can be opened quite successfully from the Mac in a Mac-native ham program like FL-DIGI.

The PTT should be all I need for WSPR-X, but I can't see how to select the ports.

In WSPR-X I am presented with pulldowns for com ports, which are none, COM1-COM16, and USB. None of these seem to work with my serial ports as above.

Editing the CATdriver field in the .ini field to /dev/cu.usbserial-001012FDB, I can now see that as a selectable com port for the CAT side of things, but it still doesn't work.

I can't make any similar change to the .ini file, as far as I can see, for the PTT com port.

If I could just add /dev/cu.usbserial-001012FDA for PTT then presumably I would be away.

My rig incidentally is a Yaesu FT817ND. Hamlib has installed just fine, and I can select the FT817ND as a selectable option in WSPR-X, but that isn't helping me (it doesn't work in dl-fldigi either)

However, I am not so worried about this, it is the PTT serial port I am most keen on getting to work.

I have also tried installing WSJT-X and all its associated steps (which complete OK), but it makes no difference.

Please could you advise?

From the Readme, I note that this was written by John G4KLA so presumably he did the build for Mac OS X. However the com ports etc above seem to be hard-wired resembling a Windows version. If there was any work around or if the com ports (com1... etc) could be substituted with the real Mac serial ports, then that would be really useful.

Any help gratefully received
Oliver 2E0LVR