[NOTE: Read the comments. Mac binaries are available from www.globus.org; missing links were added.]
I spent a couple of hours trying to compile Globus source on my Mac OS X, only to have it fail with some mysterious error. Some things never change. Why don't they provide a pre-built Mac OS X binary? Here is the error that I get:
make: *** [globus_rls_server-thr] Error 2
Luckily, the VDT seems to do things the right way. I used Pacman to install globus clients (the command line tools only) and MyProxy. See the VDT documentation for instructions. Why doesn't Globus do this? Unbelievable. Anyway, here are the Pacman commands that I used:
pacman -get http://vdt.cs.wisc.edu/vdt_181_cache:Globus-Client
pacman -get http://vdt.cs.wisc.edu/vdt_181_cache:MyProxy
I answered "no" for installing certificates--I have the ones I needed, and answering "yes" caused a failure, probably because of write permission problems.
Set $GLOBUS_LOCATION and source $GLOBUS_LOCATION/etc/globus-user-env.sh as usual.