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Open source software is software whose source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees. Open source code evolves through community cooperation. These communities are composed of individual programmers as well as very large companies.

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MacOS can't install opam, what is the fix?

I am having many issues with up and running OCaml. I cleaned all and was trying to start fresh by installing opam. brew install opam which shows the following: Warning: You are using macOS 14.4. We ...
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Is there any way to use osascript to run AppleScripts from an ssh session using a MacPorts installation of OpenSSH?

I'm running macOS 13.6.5, and have installed OpenSSH via MacPorts since I want to be running the latest version of OpenSSH. However, one downside to using a MacPorts installation of OpenSSH is that ...
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Has anyone gotten `squashfs` working in docker on macOS version 14.3 using Docker Desktop?

I am currently using a Docker container that requires squashfs to create the file system. The container fails to start up correctly and displays this in the logs: 2024-02-01 08:09:53 mount: /mnt/sqfs: ...
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Why can't I install oh-my-zsh to a Mac in China?

I am in China, my Mac OS is macOS Ventura 13.6.4 I used the Terminal to input: sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)" but the output is : curl:...
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Do I still need to map my USB Ports after installing MacOS Monterey with OpenCore Legacy Patcher on an unsupported Macbook Pro?

I am using a Macbook Pro 11,3 2014. I have installed opencore with MacOS Montery using the OpenCore Legacy Patcher 1.2.1 on my unsupported Mac. I did this by flashing Monterey to a USB stick with ...
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How to install pdftools with MacPorts?

After installing R-pdftools with MacPorts (V2.8.1 on Sonoma) without any error messages I cannot find pdftools in Terminal. What's wrong?
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smbd on macOS: Shares appear empty, only directories (no files)?

I hope to make samba.org's smbd run on my MacBook Pro (M1, 13.6.2) to provide shares to some VMs (qemu/ UTM) on and restricted to the same host. I succeeded in installing Samba via MacPorts and via ...
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Force SDKMAN! to install for Intel versions on ARM (Apple Silicon) Macs?

SDKMAN! does a great job of identifying that the running Mac has an Apple Silicon (ARM) chip and filtering its offerings accordingly. For example, sdk list java shows only JDK product for the M1/M2/M3 ...
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MacOS Homebrew Easy-Rsa wont sign CSR: '$ easyrsa sign-req server home-server' easyrsa_openssl - Command has failed: openssl ca -utf8 -batch -in

I am trying to build an OpenVPN certificate for an openvpn server on MacOS using Easy-Rsa from Homebrew installation. I am following these instructions from the downloadable guide here: https://forum....
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Could not build wheels for turiassetstore

I'm using Anaconda environment and trying to install turiassetstore library with the following cmd: pip --verbose install turiassetstore==0.9.7 -i https://pypi.apple.com/simple \ But I get the ...
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Is GNU assembler bundled with GCC provided by Homebrew?

I'm on Intel Mac running the latest Monterey. Already have GCC 13 installed using Homebrew. I'm trying to build sectorlisp. Unfortunately still fails, because as (the LLVM assembler) rejected it. ...
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How can I specify the window size for Emacs on a Mac?

I used to be able to launch Emacs version 28.1 on macOS from the command line in XQuartz terminal window like so: /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs --geometry 109x65 & After upgrading ...
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Homebrew installs elm, but elm-repl not available

On MacOS 10.15.7, I installed elm with brew install elm which indeed installed the elm binary and placed a symlink to it into /usr/local/bin. However I wound that the bin directory for elm does not ...
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pandoc problem with unicode

On MacOS 12.6.9, I try to convert a Markdown file to PDF. For this, I'm using pandoc 3.1.2, installed with Homebrew. There are problems converting the characters ∧ and ∨, which I use for expressing ...
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Installing Cocoapods on an M1 Mac with latest ventura fails miserably

I have tried everything to install cocopods on a M1 mac. When I do a brew install cocoapods it apparently goes without a problem but when I try to issue pod install I see pod install zsh: command not ...
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Is there a free app to do AI text-to-speech?

I'm looking for a free way to do AI-powered "text to speech", so I can copy-paste an article or document and have it read to me. I've tried say on the command line, but the lack of AI means ...
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7-zip for MacOS man page missing

Starting from this page, I tried to install a program for manipulating 7-zip-files using brew install sevenzip Interestingly, this installed an executable named 7zz, but no man-page for it. While ...
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why the nginx have two path in macOS 13.2

Today I found the nginx have path /opt/homebrew/opt/nginx and /opt/homebrew/Cellar/nginx in the macOS 13.2, which one should I use? why the macOS have two different path?
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Problem with ARM package selection when installing homebrew git on an Intel MacBook Air

I was trying to install homebrew git but I got this Error: Cannot install on Intel processor in ARM default prefix (/opt/homebrew)! I have an Intel processor MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) running ...
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How can I convert a High Efficiency Image File to AVIF Image?

I want to get a HEIF image from my Sony camera published to AVIF for the Web and it would appear ffmpeg can't recognise the "HEIF Image HEVC Main 10 Profile" file format and show the error: ...
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g++ setting proper @rpath when building SFML

I'm trying to build an SFML sample without xcode (for reasons :-)). The prebuilt samples comes with: pong> otool -L pong pong: @rpath/sfml-audio.framework/Versions/2.5.1/sfml-audio (...
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Is there a way to trace syscalls without disabling SIP?

I'm trying to optimize a local Python script and I'd like to see syscalls etc. dtruss seems like a great tool for that, but I get a series of errors when I run it that I think are related to SIP being ...
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How to save input of `less` to file as explained in the man doc?

I'm trying to save the piped input to less to a file as explained in the man doc: s filename Save the input to a file. This only works if the input is a pipe, not an ordinary file. However, ...
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Gedit on Mac doesn't open

I have an issue with gedit on my Intel iMac 2015 and my MacBook Pro M1. On both OS I tried to install gedit manually and via homebrew and on both it doesn't open at all. I can see that it tries to ...
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Free WYSIWYG Markdown editor

I've been using Typora as a Markdown editor when it was free (during beta), but now it's pay for use and I want to find an equivalent, free (preferably open source) tool. My requirements: free (...
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MSMTP on Monterey: msmtp: no recipients found

I have MSMTP running flawlessly on four Raspberry Pies. I use it to send email from shell scripts. It works fine as a SMTP client. I installed MSMTP and mailutils on an M1 iMac via MacPorts. I ...
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Unable to run OpenMP with clang++

I am trying to run a simple "Hello world" program using OpenMP. This is my program (helloworld.cpp): #include <iostream> int main (){ // begin parallel region #pragma omp ...
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How can I install the Cantarell font in MacOS Monterey (12.5)?

I am trying to install the Cantarell font Software from GNU. I am running a Macbook Air M1 with Monterey 12.5. They provide instructions: python3 -m venv venv . venv/bin/activate # Unixoids... venv/...
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Is there any place in which I can dig into the Hypervisor Framework source?

So far I've been looking into XNU source, the official Open Source site and the only documentation I found for it. In any case I wasn't able to really find something I can use for understand the ...
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How to fix "undefined symbols" for compiling mplayer

When I try to compile mplayer on MacOS (12.4) I get an error Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_x264_encoder_open_163", referenced from: _X264_init in libavcodec.a(libx264....
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Macports cannot install mariadb on Monterey 12.4

I finally upgraded from Catalina to Monterey. An important use of my Mac is for development for a LAMP stack. Ever since Sierra, when upgrading the OS, there are just some standard tweaks that I have ...
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I don’t know where to start with errors when attempting installation of open source UNCeqR on z shell

The following error presented on macOS z shell during installation: BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at test.pl line 11. not ok 1 make: *** [test_dynamic] Error 2 CALLAHAN/Math-CDF-0.1.tar.gz /...
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How to mount external disk with sshfs and show the name in Finder?

I am using sshfs a lot to mount external disks using MacOS 12.3.1. The command I am using is something like sshfs [email protected]:/remote_folder ~/remote -o 'allow_other,gid=10067' and then this ...
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How to fix unresponsive filesystem without rebooting?

I tried to mount an external storage device in MacOS 12.3.1 using sshfs, but I had to stop this process in the middle of whatever it is doing. Now, when I do a ls -l in the file system it hangs for ...
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tree Full Path Prefix not displayed

I have installed tree using homebrew, however it isn't behaving as expected. I have the following to list recursive files, but I want the full path for each file to be displayed. Unfortunately it's ...
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Getting the full list of all dependencies and sub-dependencies in Homebrew *before* installation

I notice Homebrew does a poor job of listing the actual list of dependencies of a package: $ brew info ffmpeg ffmpeg: stable 5.0.1 (bottled), HEAD Play, record, convert, and stream audio and video ...
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How do I reinstall/recompile `mplayer` on MacOS 12.2.1?

How do I reinstall/recompile mplayer on MacOS 12.2.1? Since an update from version 10 to version 12 mplayer does not play videos correctly anymore (Mplayer shows movie on a quarter screen only). In ...
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tree command does not show hierarchical structure?

The following resources show tree should output hierarchical directory structure view directory structure So I did brew install tree. But the tree command does not print hierarchical output: (py367) ...
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Homebrew: How to ignore cask formula on `brew upgrade`? (since `pin` has no `--cask` option)

I hope there is a command equivalent for casks that works to ignore updates on main line packages. brew upgrade --ignore <FORMULA> This Stack Overflow question from 2014 has multiple answers ...
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Enable multithreaded BLAS/LAPACK in NumPy @ macOS BigSur 12.1

I would like to enable a multithreaded BLAS/LAPACK backend for Python's (v3.9.9) NumPy on my macOS BigSur (v12.1). When I run my NumPy code, I see in htop, that only one python process is running and ...
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imagick.so.so after brew update + php.ini "imagick.so" instead of imagick.so

I did a brew upgrade I have php 8.1 on osx 12.x Imagick is not working PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'imagick.so' (tried: /usr/local/lib/php/pecl/20210902/imagick.so (...
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Is there an open source alternative to diskutil available for macOS?

Is there an open source alternative to diskutil available for macOS? I am hoping to find a command line program that perform the same core functions like: verify disk or volume repair disk or volume ...
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Give options at the end of command

Let's say I want to copy a directory A to B, I should execute this command cp -r A B but for some reason I forgot to give it the -r flag. Comming from Linux I usually do !! -r but this is not a valid ...
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How can I solve this cakephp/cakephp 4.2.8 requires ext-intl PHP extension error on macOS?

With a MacBook Pro, I use MAMP and I believe I already have intl PHP extension When i am trying to update my cakephp project via composer i am getting this error - Root composer.json requires ...
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Interface XHC20 does not exist

I’m trying to get Wireshark up and running on High Sierra. When I run sudo ifconfig XHC20 up I get: interface XHC20 does not exist but then: tcpdump -D shows: 1.p2p0 [Up, Running] 2.utun0 [Up, ...
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How to prevent homebrew from deleting packages automatically?

Almost each time I install something using homebrew, after installing my desired package, it attempts to automatically delete presumably old packages. How can I stop this from occurring? I'm tired ...
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How can I load core dumps of intel processes running under rosetta2 in apple silicon?

Using lldb on a M1 Mac, I can successfully run and attach to a x64 process and have commands like bt showing useful information. However if I save a memory dump and try to load it in a different debug ...
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Is diskutil, the command line tool on Mac, an open source program?

Is diskutil the command line tool on Mac an open source program? I've been searching high and low for this program's source code on opensource.apple.com, but cannot locate it for 10.13.6. Is there a ...
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Cannot find files for `calcurse` calendar application installed with homebrew : not where documentation says they are

I just installed calcurse, an calendar open source solution (which looks great!). I installed version calcurse version 4.7.1 via homebrew (brew install calcurse) I cannot find where the todo and apts ...
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How to achieve oflag=direct in dd on MacOS?

I have installed gdd on MacOS. I figured out both dd and gdd don't support oflag=direct option. ‘direct’ Use direct I/O for data, avoiding the buffer cache. Note that the kernel may ...
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