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Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite?

Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite? If so, what is the easiest way to get an up-to-date version of etags, to use with Emacs from http://emacsformacosx.com/? I am using: GNU ...
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Have there ever been malicious MacPorts portfiles?

Is there a reason to use caution when installing packages from Macports? I'm still new to *nix land, more a result of projects like Ubuntu making things like installing programs easy. I always felt ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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Compile new version of WebKit for Safari

I have a requirement in our automation to upload our file using Selenium. Selenium Safari file upload is not working and its already a bug. And doing this way in js also not acceptable : ...
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Is Apple's Core Image framework open source?

Is the source of Apple's Core Image framework open as other open source projects?
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Opensource software versions by OS X distribution

Have anyone or know anyone any pointer to some table, where is summarised what versions of some major opensource software was included in different OS X versions? Like in mavericsk is perl 5.16.2 ...
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Plugins with rxvt-unicode

I've just installed urxvt using homebrew: brew install urxvt But I can't find the plugins directory. I used to have them in /usr/lib/urxvt on my Linux machine, but this doesn't seems to work for ...
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SIDO Error: unbound variable: voice_kal_diphone, to generate prompt using festival

I have tried to generate the prompts and their label files with the following command The to synthesize the prompts festival -b festVox/diphlist.scm festVox/us_schema '(diphone-gen-waves “prompt-wav” ...
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Does Apple's Open Source License permit static linking of a library?

I have a closed-source project that I'm thinking of linking against one of Apple's open source libs, modified. As I understand it, I should publish my derived work under the same license stating the ...
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CCleaner free equivalent on OS X?

Do you know a free (as in freedom) CCleaner equivalent which works on Mac OS X Mavericks? I've searched but found nothing.
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OCR on PDFs in OS X with free, open source tools

After reading these blog posts: Linux, OCR and PDF - Problem solved Creating a searchable PDF with opensource tools ghostscript, hocr2pdf and tesseract-ocr Using Tesseract OCR with PDF scans and ...
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Any GUI for GDB on Mac?

I have already used GDB on Linux before and i know Xcode has a debugger tool. But i want to ask you guys, ¿there is some GUI for GDB at OSX, just like KDBG on Linux?. I was searching at brew (KDBG) ...
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Taps vs formulas

The official site says: A tap is homebrew-speak for a git repository containing extra formulae. But: Why are taps kept separately from regular formulae? Why use the distinction at all? ...
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What is the source directory?

In the website http://gfs.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mac_OSX_Installation In this line: type from the source directory ./autogen.sh ./configure --enable-osmesa --prefix=$HOME/soft make ...
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Install gcc to mac via Terminal

I have installed Xcode and the command line tools from the Mac Developers website, which I have read a few times is a prerequisite. I also installed the MacPorts program. In terminal: sudo port ...
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How to automatically add `brew update ruby` to `rbenv` versions?

I just did a brew update which updated a ruby version (brew ruby --version), but when I rbenv versions it isn't listed there because I didn't do ruby install <ruby version>. Is there a way to ...
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error: BerkeleyDB version incompatible with BDB/HDB backends [closed]

I've downloaded OpenLDAP sources from Apple Source for OSX 1.9. But I've the following error found in config.log when compiling using make: configure:27816: checking for db.h configure:27824: ...
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Man md5 displays dgst man page

I just wanted to look at the man page for the command md5. So I typed man md5 but it displayed the man page of dgst instead of this one. Any idea why and how I could access this manpage from the ...
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Apache not running on my machine on OS X 10.7.5

After doing tail -20 /var/log/apache2/error_log: [Fri Sep 13 03:14:30 2013] [error] [client ::1] client denied by server configuration: /Library/WebServer/Documents/ [Fri Sep 13 03:17:00 2013] ...
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How to add Quick Look support for OpenDocument file formats?

I prefer OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice to MS Office because MS Office is expensive. But OS X Quick View functionality that allows a preview of a file by taping space bar doesn't show an OpenDocument ...
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How to make ffmpeg use correct libfreetype version?

I have a PHP application that uses ffmpeg with libfreetype. I installed both ffmpeg and libfreetype from macports. But I keep getting this error: 2013-08-30 14:44:21 - Generate poster - Create ...
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Looking for OpenSource Cleaning / cache deleting application for Mac

In the times of small SSD harddisks, I was looking for an open source software to delete caches and other space wasters like logs, unused application remains and such on Mac OSX, and all over the web ...
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How to fix 403 in Mac OS X built-in Apache?

I'm trying to set a local environment on my new MacBook Air 13": built-in Apache with my own DocumentRoot, PHP, and MySQL. I usually update /etc/hosts just to run my local websites with a pretty ...
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Where can I download the source code of SEDarwin project?

I am trying to get the source code of SEDarwin project. TrustedBSD page related to Sedarwin(http://www.trustedbsd.org/sedarwin.html) says that that SEDarwin project has been moved to it's own website ...
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Do open source licenses restrict Apple's ability to provide a native package manager? [closed]

I realize that there are many useful package managers for OSX (homebrew, macports, fink), but I don't understand why they are not part of the official operating system. It seems that the App store ...
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How do I compile vim with the --enable-gui=yes flag on OS X 10.8.2

I'm trying to compile the latest version of vim (7.3.785 as on date) with the --enable-gui option set to yes: ./configure --enable-gui=yes make but make fails with several errors (full output). I ...
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brew doctor get warning on opencv

i'm new to mac os x. i read that homebrew is a good packet manager and i have tried it. i have also read that to install opencv 2.4 i have to follow those steps: install cmake via homebrew download ...
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Are there open source software that let OS X see a generic NAS as a Time Machine destination?

Is it possible to use "Time-Machine" with an external hard-drive through an IP? I have an external HD connected to a Raspberry Pi and I have installed SSH. What I am hoping to achieve is this: I ...
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How to build maccore from source?

I want to build the latest maccore from source. Problem: I have searched everywhere but can't find any build instructions. Question: How to build maccore? I am a Mac newbie but intimate with UNIX.
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Benefit of using MacPorts coreutils instead of stock OS X?

I noticed that MacPorts contains lots of software that are already present as part of a stock Mac OS X installation (I am running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard), such as coreutils, tar, etc. Is there a benefit ...
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How to compile gcc-4.0 on Mountain Lion?

So far I've successfully launched the configure, but when I type make, I get the following error, after some time (there's a lot which compile successfully): ld: unknown/unsupported architecture ...
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Terminal and bash can't start with libiconv error

I just tried to start Terminal.app in Mac OS X 10.6.8, and got the following error: dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libiconv.2.dylib Referenced from: /bin/bash Reason: Incompatible ...
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How can I resolve a permission error when installing gnuplot from homebrew?

I am trying to install gnuplot on my mac. after trying brew install gnuplot, I get the following errors: You must 'brew link lua jpeg' before gnuplot can be installed And when I try ...
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Where can I download the Darwin 12.2.0 source code?

I'm wondering where I can download the source code of the kernel of Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2: Darwin 12.2.0. I googled it, but its hard to find. And yes, I tried http://www.opensource.apple.com. ...
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How to download pre-built binaries from MacPorts without installing?

I see as of 2.0 MacPorts is hosting pre-built binaries, which it would install by default if licensing is present and compatible. I'm looking for a more current version of rsync than ships by default ...
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How to install and override Vim in Mountain Lion for +ruby +python support?

I want to install and override the current vim version in Mountain Lion due to me needing +ruby & +python support. I am particularly interested in using the brew commands from Homebrew but I ...
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How to upgrade the ssh program on OS X 10.6.8?

I would prefer to do this through the command line rather than downloading Macports. Any help appreciated.
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What free or open source software can I use with Mac hardware to verify integrity of every block of a disk where Core Storage is used?

Verification should be nondestructive. For Mac hardware There's a possible answer in Super User, but it predates Lion so: I don't know whether badblocks run from a live CD is applicable where ...
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What open source video editing software packages are available for the Mac?

What are open source video editing softwares available for the Mac? I have used Pitivi, AVS on other systems.
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How to compile apps with g77 on OS X Lion?

I am running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) I have a problem in using the fortran compiler g77: any program I try to compile, it gives me this message: "g77: installation problem, cannot exec `as" I've ...
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How do I install Intel's ifortran and MKLs on Mac OS X?

I need to install Intel's ifortran and Math Kernel Libraries (MKL) on OS X 10.7 Lion, available (for non-commercial use) here. Has anyone experience in doing so? Or should I rather setup a virtual ...
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Homebrew installed libraries, how do I use them?

I'm a bit confused. I've installed a bunch of libraries (e.g. vtk, gsl,...) that I need for a c++ project for school. I used homebrew to install them (luckily there were formulas available). My ...
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How can I report security vulnerabilities for open source OSX applications?

In the event of finding a security vulnerability in the Linux world, the procedure involved would be to report the vulnerability... ...to the developers or the maintainers of the package in a ...
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Batch conversion of xlsx to xls via CLI?

I'm trying to convert a bunch of xlsx files to xls (because some other software<cough>matlab<cough> can process xls but not xlsx on the mac). I've tried unoconv but it has issues (which ...
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What are some good open source text editors on Mac OS X? [closed]

I just recently switched from Windows and I must say that as much as I'm satisfied with the whole OS, I'm disappointed by the text editors so far (I've tried TextMate and BBEdit). So I figured I would ...
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Open source iSightCapture?

Is there an open source program like iSightCapture?
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Gnu-info page exists, but is visible from neither emacs nor terminal

After installing gnuplot on Lion using 'brew gnuplot', the gnuplot info page appears at /usr/local/Cellar/gnuplot/4.4.3/share/info/gnuplot.info But in the info index page (M-x info) in emacs, I see ...
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What options exist to restore tab completion using libedit in PSQL on OS X Lion?

It would appear that Apple have managed to get it utterly wrong with libedit again. The version shipped with Lion is apparently broken, and consequently tab completion doesn't work in psql (Discussion ...
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Installing gnuplot (or similar) on Lion

All the packages needed to install gnuplot through MacPorts on Lion succeed, except for aquaterm. Installing gnuplot through Fink is far less lucky on Lion. Fink bails out after only a third of the ...
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Installing Homebrew on Lion

I am trying to install Homebrew on Lion but keep getting an error. $ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/gist/323731)" I run the above code, which results in: ==> This script ...