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Can't plot with gnuplot on my Mac

I am trying to plot with gnuplot on my Mac (OS X 10.8.5). I have installed X11 and XQuartz 2.7.4 and after that I installed gnuplot, but unfortunately gnuplot couldn't plot. Simple plots like the ...
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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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Which command-line packages do you need? [closed]

I generally have one of Fink, MacPorts, Homebrew installed. Most often for a single, small, and trivial package. I've found that all my day-to-day software exists in OS X versions. So, which non-OS X ...
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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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Is it safe to upgrade all outdated port when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion?

My Mac running Snow Leopard has several MacPorts based open source software packages installed. Upon the upgrade to Lion, all my ports are listed as outdated. It's safe to upgrade them en masse?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to Uninstall Qt in El Capitan?

I know the thread How to uninstall Qt Creator on Mac Yosemite but I cannot locate Qt folders in $HOME/Library/. The following command is also unsuccessful sudo ...
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Installing Julia using Brew

It appears that brew does not have a Julia formula. This is quite surprising to me, am I missing something? Apparently there's a brew tap that can be used instead (staticfloat/julia). Before going ...
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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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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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How to Install Octave in El Capitan?

The new GNU Octave 4.0.1 was released March 23, 2016. I would like to find some standard way to install it in El Capitan (mine OS X 10.11.3) because it has significantly better support in some ...
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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 have GNU's date in OS X?

I do brew search date unsuccessfully. I have coreutils in my system. I could not find GNU date anywhere. How can you have GNU date in OS X?
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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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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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Open source iSightCapture?

Is there an open source program like iSightCapture?
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glui.h not found

I installed glui using homebrew $ brew info glui glui: stable 2.36 C++ user interface library http://glui.sourceforge.net/ /usr/local/Cellar/glui/2.36 (3 files, 594K) * Built from source From: ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using gnuplot terminal on OSX

I just installed gnuplot and I am trying to set the default terminal. On the wikipedia page for gnuplot, there is an image with a graph: Which terminal view is shown in the image at the link?
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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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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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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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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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Can't compile source code on mac

I already have xcode installed on OSX Yosemite. I have also run it and accepted terms and conditions. I can also do gcc --version and I see Configured with: ...
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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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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 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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How to communicate with another computer (on another network) terminal to terminal (OS X )

I would like to be able to print to the terminal of a computer on a different network (this should work bilaterally). I understand that this should be possible by using the command ntalk, but I have ...
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Errors in installing OpenMPI on El Capitan

I'm following this guide to install OpenMPI on my Mac. I think everything is going well, but now I'm at the step where I have to make all. When I try, I get the error Agreeing to the Xcode/iOS license ...
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unable to install homebrew

unable to install homebrew I am using this command. ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" getting this error. i have already installed updated ...
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How to use PS3 Game Controller in OS X?

I am trying to set up PowerA Mini Pro game controller in OS X El Capitan. However, I have not succeeded via USB. It would be great if there is some central settings for the customization of each ...
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Why iOS doesn't play audio of video?

I wrote an Android application and in that, I used the following command to mix audio and video via ffmpeg(video.mp4 doesn't have audio): ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -i audio.mp3 -codec copy result.mp4 An ...
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Can ffmpeg merge multiple m4a files into one ~chapterized~ file?

Given a folder full of 'm4a' files, I can merge them all into one big m4a file using ffmpeg like so: ffmpeg -f concat -i <(for f in ./*.m4a; do echo "file '$PWD/$f'"; done) \ -c copy ../OUTPUT.m4a ...
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brew not linking gcc after install?

Why does brew not link gcc properly? What am I missing? $>brew install gcc49 --without-multilib ==> Installing gcc49 from homebrew/homebrew-versions ==> Downloading ...