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I wanted to install catdoc on my Mac Sierra system. I was following the link here: brewformulas.org/Catdoc, but when I run the commands I get an No available formula with the name "catdoc" error. Below is the complete output.

localhost:tmp davea$ brew install catdoc
Updating Homebrew...
==> Auto-updated Homebrew!
Updated 3 taps (caskroom/cask, homebrew/core, phinze/cask).
==> New Formulae
akamai         apng2gif       bash-snippets  dep            glpk           hdf5           metis          openblas       qhull          r              scalapack      snapcraft      veclibfort
apache-ctakes  arpack         bento4         ghc@8.0        goose          maven@3.0      octave         pumba          qrupdate       redis@3.2      sccache        suite-sparse
==> Updated Formulae
acpica                       crowdin                      glew                         languagetool                 mysql                        platformio                   swiftformat
aescrypt-packetizer          cryptol                      gnatsd                       launch4j                     mysql-cluster                plplot                       swiftlint
afl-fuzz                     crystal-lang                 gnome-builder                lean-cli                     mysql-connector-c            ponyc                        swiftplate
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agda                         dbhash                       gnu-chess                    leveldb                      mysql@5.5                    ppsspp                       syntaxerl
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angular-cli                  dcos-cli                     gnuplot                      libfreenect                  ncmpcpp                      protobuf-swift               tarsnap-gui
ansifilter                   dependency-check             goad                         libgcrypt                    neo4j                        psqlodbc                     tcl-tk
apache-arrow                 depqbf                       gobject-introspection ✔      libgit2-glib                 netpbm                       pulseaudio                   tcpdump
apache-geode                 dhall-json                   gofabric8                    libhttpseverywhere           nmap                         pushpin                      tee-clc
apktool                      diff-pdf                     google-benchmark             libmpdclient                 nnn                          pwntools                     telegraf
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awslogs                      docutils                     gst-plugins-bad              libtorrent-rasterbar         numpy                        qscintilla2                  tor
axel                         dub                          gst-plugins-base             libvirt                      nuxeo                        rakudo-star                  trafficserver
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cromwell                     gjs                          lablgtk                      mypy                         planck                       swagger-codegen
==> Renamed Formulae
transfig -> fig2dev

Error: No available formula with the name "catdoc"
==> Searching for a previously deleted formula...
Warning: homebrew/core is shallow clone. To get complete history run:
  git -C "$(brew --repo homebrew/core)" fetch --unshallow

Error: No previously deleted formula found.
==> Searching for similarly named formulae...
Error: No similarly named formulae found.
==> Searching taps...
Error: No formulae found in taps.

What am I missing regarding how to install catdoc via homebrew?

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Catdoc isn't available in any homebrew repository. It has never been part of the core formula repo:

MyiMac:/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core/Formula [git::master]
> git pull
Already up-to-date.
Current branch master is up to date.

MyiMac:/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core/Formula [git::master]
> git log -- ./catdoc.rb

MyiMac:/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core/Formula [git::master]
>

So you have to download, compile and install it yourself from source in homebrew.

Create a catdoc.rb with the following content:

require 'formula'

class Catdoc < Formula  
  url 'http://ftp.wagner.pp.ru/pub/catdoc/catdoc-0.95.tar.gz'
  homepage 'http://wagner.pp.ru/~vitus/software/catdoc/'
  sha256 '514a84180352b6bf367c1d2499819dfa82b60d8c45777432fa643a5ed7d80796'  

  def install    

  # catdoc configure says it respects --mandir=, but does not.    
  ENV['man1dir'] = man1
  system "./configure --disable-debug --disable-dependency-tracking --prefix=#{prefix}"    

  # The INSTALL file confuses make on case insensitive filesystems.    
  system "mv INSTALL INSTALL.txt"
  system "make"    

  # There is a race condition in the charsets/Makefile install target. The following line solves it.    
  system "make -C charsets install-dirs"   
  system "make install"  
  end
end

and install it in the homebrew environment with:

brew install --build-from-source catdoc.rb 
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    @IanC. Apparently it was part of homebrew(-core?) but landed in some boneyard... – klanomath Aug 5 '17 at 23:18
  • Weird. I don't know what gets something relegated to the boneyard like that. – Ian C. Aug 5 '17 at 23:41
  • yess, it works!$$ bigthanks! – Barney Szabolcs Nov 17 '19 at 11:07
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I know this is not what you are after, but if you have MacPorts or Nix installed, it seems to be available there. Because I don't like managing installs myself, if Homebrew doesn't have something, those are my backups.

The caveat about having multiple package managers is that you might be asked to install certain dependencies that you already have, thus having multiple dependencies from different package manages in different locations.

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