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Questions tagged [open-source]

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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Is macOS mostly closed source?

I was under the impression that macOS is closed source. But this opensource domain says otherwise. Is macOS open source or partially open source? I'm confused now.
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Is iMessage open source?

My Google searches didn't turn up very many results on the subject. If it is open source, can someone link to the documentation?
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trouble installing cmake

I need to install cmake for school. I have tried using the source code but don't really understand where I should unpack it and how to add it to my path. I also tried the .dmg file but the command ...
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Should I sign open source code myself?

I use macOS 10.14 and came across a problem when I tried to install an open source plugin for Vim that I found on Github. I downloaded the source code and compiled it myself, which worked well, but ...
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How can I install the png terminal for Gnuplot on Mac?

At home and in my previous universities, I have or had access to Linux-based computers and became accustomed to using Gnuplot for plotting. At my current position, I am supplied with a company Mac. I ...
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Is there anyway to use GNOME terminal on mac?

Can I download GNOME terminal on macos?
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Can't run VLC on 10.13.6

Here's how to reproduce this: Installed VLC via: brew cask install vlc* Open VLC (via Spotlight/Finder/open/something else using launchd**) Finder alert dialog pops up with message: The ...
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How can I stop brew prune and brew upgrade from fighting?

I am running Homebrew on 10.13.6, with the prefix /usr/local. When I run brew upgrade, two directories are created in /usr/local/share. These are: /usr/local/share/man/man2, and /usr/local/share/...
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Save command line output to a file without any graphics or special characters

I want to save the command line output data in a text file. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. The problem is, it has some graphical output which I don't want to store. What I need is, only the ...
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Is there a strictly-libre Cydia repo?

The Android equivalent of Cydia is the F-Droid app. The associated F-Droid repo contains strictly free/libre/open-source software. Is there an equivalent Cydia repo that only hosts libre software? (A ...
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How do you insert literal control chars in vim on Mac?

How do you insert literal control characters in vi on Mac? For example what is the Mac equivalent of Unix ^V^M Windows ^Q^M (in vim) to insert a \r into a substitution string?
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Unable to resolve hostnames inside macOS chroot jail

I just created a chroot jail with inetutils, coreutils and bash. Most of the things seem to work. I can ping ip addresses and hosts that are inside /etc/hosts, however, I can't ping hosts that are not ...
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Error installing CocoaPods

I am trying to install CocoaPods on my Mac. When i run this command: sudo gem install cocoapods it returns this: Fetching: cocoapods-core-1.5.3.gem (100%) Successfully installed cocoapods-core-1.5....
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Atom editor no longer opens from command line

I've been using the Atom editor on my iMac running High Sierra. I usually run it from the terminal by typing atom. I moved many of my apps to an external drive to free up disk space. I originally ...
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Problem updating conda

I use the Anaconda distribution of python. Recently when I use conda I get a message that my version of conda is out of date and I should update to the newest version. It suggests I use conda update -...
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Why aren't the section titles of man pages completely greppable?

This was tested in El Capitan and in a colleague's High Sierra, in the standard Terminal (bash). user@hostname ~ $ man ls | grep "BU" BUGS user@hostname ~ $ man ls | grep "BUG" user@hostname ~ $ ...
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Does opensnoop really lists all files that are read?

I have two users on my system, 501 and 505. 501 can sudo, 505 can not. I was logged in in the GUI as 505 and wanted to see what files that were read when I launched a certain program so to run ...
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Got Stuck When Installing Octave in High Sierra [duplicate]

I've tried to install Octave using homebrew by using this command: brew install octave. But after make sign, I got stuck and nothing happened more than a half hour. ➜ ~ brew install octave ==> ...
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How can I determine the current brew package count?

I tried to get the number of available brew packages by running brew search | wc -l but I don't know how accurate this really is. What do I need to take into account to get a more correct number? ...
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launchd listening on port 4444

the lsof command tells me launchd is listening on port 4444: $ sudo lsof -i tcp:4444 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME launchd 1 root 32u IPv4 0xfe4e7e9bb5c1a5 ...
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Where is the source code for mmap function? [closed]

So I was searching for sys/mman.h and ideally sys/mman.c in https://opensource.apple.com/source/Libc/Libc-1244.20.1/ and didn't find it. Any idea why? Where could I find the source?
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GPG key generation - timeout on OSX due to lack of entropy

I'm trying to generate a series of GPG keys gpg --gen-key but coming up with the same error that there's not enough entropy to generate a set. We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good ...
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Building a Xcode project downloaded from GitHub

I am just starting to learn about code and programming apps. I downloaded Xcode project source-code for a mac app that I wish to use from GitHub. How can I turn that code into an executable ...
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Installed mpv with Brew, but nothing in Applications

I'm trying to play anime with mpv. I have heard that it's the best player for anime. https://mpv.io/installation/ I go to the website and I see that there's homebrew. I run brew install mpv. It ...
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how to compile Marble (KDE) on macOS? No pre built package available

Marble is an Open Source alternative to Apple Maps / Google Earth: Versatile, yet easy to use. Use Marble similar to a desktop globe; pan around and measure distances. At closer scale it becomes ...
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Vim mappings not working in OS X

I have the following lines in my .vimrc for Ubuntu. They insert the current date as a string, and insert my signature at the bottom of the currently open file, respectively: :map <F2> "=...
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Is there any app to always display time in touch bar?

I would like to know if there's any way to always display current time in the touch bar in latest MacBook Pro. When using browsers and other applications in full screen, I'm unable to view the top ...
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How do I get bash with readline support from Nix?

I am experimenting with the Nix package manager on macOS. The bash package I got from Nix doesn’t seem to have readline support enabled: $ nix-env -i bash installing ‘bash-4.3-p46’ building path(s) ‘/...
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Open-source password manager for OS X

I am looking for a password manager that works on iOS and OS X (and syncs passwords between those) that is open-source. Currently, I use mSecure on my iPhone, but I would like to switch to an open-...
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Is there perf profiler tool for Mac to trace all page faults?

I'm looking to install perf which is a kernel profiling tool for Linux. Basically I'm trying to trace all page faults, so I run equivalent of: sudo perf record -e page-faults -ag Is it possible to ...
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Converting MP4 to PAL DVD

I have a dozen or so mp4 files I downloaded from youtube. I would like to put these onto a DVD for a relative (He only has a DVD player, no PC or USB slot on tv) I think DVD's have two folders ...
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How to prevent iTunes/QuickTime Player playing both the main (5.1 AC-3) and backup (2.0 AAC) audio tracks at the same time?

I have created for myself a build script to automatically import films into iTunes, making sure that they have compatible audio/video tracks. This generally means that if the input video track isn't H....
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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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Macports force-activate all ports

When trying to install SciTE sudo port install scite port stops at Error: org.macports.activate for port gettext returned: Image error: /opt/local/bin/autopoint already exists and does not belong ...
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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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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 QtSDK/SDKMaintenanceTool.app/Contents/...
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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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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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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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How to install Tor from source on OS X

Need to install tor on Mac. Downloaded tor.tar.gz file from torprogect.org. Tor version is 0.2.7.6. Os X 10.11.3. On torproject.org said that it has to be configure with: ./configure && make &...
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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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Unable to install with admin

I am trying to update MAMP MySQL from this link, but when i double click the file as mentioned in the blog. I get message saying, The file “Install_MySQL_5.6.25.command” could not be executed ...
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Running mod_perl on El capitan

I'm trying to run mod_perl on El capitan. Process Following http://blog.n42designs.com/blog/2014/10/23/compiling-mod-perl-for-apache-2-dot-4-on-os-x-10-dot-10-yosemite/ an https://stackoverflow.com/...
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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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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 use ffmpeg to convert audible files

I'm running ffmpeg v2.8.1 from Homebrew, and trying to convert Audible files but there's some trick I"m missing. This command produces this error output. ffmpeg -activation_bytes 1CEB00DA -i Volume1....
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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 http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/...
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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: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/...