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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
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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
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awslogs                      docutils                     gst-plugins-bad              libtorrent-rasterbar         numpy                        qscintilla2                  tor
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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 
  • 1
    @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

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