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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pgadmin4 unable to connect to postgres hosted on a different machine on my subnet

I have installed Postgres on a Mac using postgres.app. pgadmin4 can connect to the db on that box via localhost. It is the latest Postgres v13. Now I want to connect using pgadmin4 from another box on ...
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Open-Source IMAP email client on iPad OS

I am looking for an opensource email client which works with IMAP/SMTP setup for my iPad. There is k9 for android. Thunderbird on Linux and Windows. I am not looking for an email service. Just an ...
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How do I compile Apple's Security framework?

I am trying to compile my own copy of Apple's Security.framework, specifically version 55471.14.18, which was included in OS X 10.9.5 and whose source code can be downloaded from https://opensource....
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How to compile/build DownZemAll from source?

I have recently come back to using a Mac and want to use a download manager (DownZemAll https://setvisible.github.io/DownZemAll/) that I was using on Windows. While the website says it is "for ...
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FTDI Driver 2.4.2

I just updated my computer to Mac OS 10.15.5 (Catalina) Only I can't get my Ired 2 software to work because I have to install FTDI Driver 2.4.2 (64 bits) So I installed FTDI Driver 2.4.2 but it was ...
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Can I find the source code for Grapher?

Grapher is an application that is installed on macOS by default. Can I find its source code, or is it proprietary?
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Homebrew started blowing up, no idea why

I probably did some unwise things. After a brew update and a brew doctor kept throwing the same error, I tried to uninstall and reinstall it with the shell scripts for those. They mostly worked, but ...
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Powershell install keeps asking for a password

I'm trying to upgrade my version of powershell to the latest version 7.0.1 using brew. The install seems to be stuck on disabling some ruby gems and is constantly asking over and over again for my ...
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Moving from MPM prefork to MPM event, without homebrew

I'm trying to move PHP to use the event model rather than prefork, using the default built-in Apache install on macOS Catalina. Everything works, except PHP (the default provided v 7.3). It seems that ...
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Gitlab-runner service not started after reboot

Gitlab-runner service not started after reboot. But if I login to my account, service started automatically. How start service automatically without login to my laptop? uname -a Darwin MacBook-Pro-...
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Error when using pkgutil to flatten an application bundle into a flat package

I have an application bundle that I need to convert to a flattened package. In my case, the application is a simple bash script that has been bundled into an application using Platypus. To flatten ...
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Maxima and Jupyter - will Homebrew work?

I'd like to give Maxima a try in a Jupyter notebook on my Mac. Is the Homebrew version of Maxima up to the task? I did try following the instructions at https://github.com/robert-dodier/maxima-...
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Mac Appstore online search?

Is there a website for the Mac Appstore than I can search to see what apps are on it? (I don't have a Mac, and I'd like to see if an open-source project is on the Mac Appstore.)
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imagemagick fails with dyld: Library not loaded

After wasting a lot of time until finally finding a solution, I decided to share this with the community. The problem: convert dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/little-cms2/lib/liblcms2.2....
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Can I change a Mov file of one Codec type to a Mov file of another Codec type

I have a lot of MOV files that are "Codec: Timecode, AAC, Apple ProRes 444" and "Color profile: SD(6-1-6)" and I want to change them to "Codecs: H.264, AAC" and "Colour profile: HD (1-1-1)" but I can'...
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Sources for “ping” bundled with Mojave 10.14.6?

I am interested in knowing whether the "ping" utility shipped with Mojave 10.14.6 sources are open. man ping ends with BSD March 29, 2013 BSD, but it seems that FreeBSD's version of ping is not the ...
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macOS Catalina Homebrew mariadb Installation Issues

Edit 2020-10-12: I'm on macOS 10.15.7, the versions in brew formulas is 10.5.6 for mariadb and 8.0.21 for mysql. (you can check them in /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core/Formula/{...
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astrolog make from source results in 'X11/Xlib.h' file not found

OS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Software: astrolog ast65src$ make c++ -O -Wno-write-strings -Wno-narrowing -Wno-comment -c -o astrolog.o astrolog.cpp In file included from astrolog.cpp:50: ./astrolog.h:304:...
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How to install a specific version of OCaml on MacOS?

I am trying to install version 4.02.3 of OCaml on MacOS 10.14.6 with the following command brew install ocaml@4.02.3 but I get an error Error: No available formula with the name "ocaml@4.02.3&...
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How to run privileged programs without elevation by sudo?

I got the mtr ping-traceroute combo util through Homebrew and I'd like to run on new Terminal windows without having to become superuser (or elevation, sudoing, whatever it's called on UNIX) each time ...
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Convert .cda audio file to m4a [duplicate]

I wanted to use ffmpeg ffmpeg -i file.cda file.m4a but I get the error Invalid data found when processing input So how can I convert lots of cda files on macOS?
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Where can i find the source code for the pfctl utility?

I have looked here: https://github.com/apple/darwin-xnu But all i can find is the 'back end' for the pfctl tool, but i am interested in the command-line pfctl tool itself, the option parser and so on....
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Configuring and running postfix (Mojave 10.14.4)

I've gone through all the questions (and answers) about postfix on AskDifferent and come up empty so far. (~) postconf -n biff = no command_directory = /usr/sbin daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/...
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Add arcfour Cipher to Mojave 10.14

Im trying to use the arcfour cipher with SSH. Yes, I am aware of the risks, but I have my own reasons for wanting to use it. When I list available ciphers, it's not there. Is it possible to add it ...
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Use jQuery in Fluid.app's Userscripts?

In Fluid.app's Userscripts section, you can write custom Javascript to modify the embedded site. Cool! My Fluid app's embedded site has the jQuery library loaded. I'd like to reference and use that ...
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Is there a vimari or vimium port for safari on mojave?

I loved vimari but the Mojave update made it no longer work because of the stronger permissions system. Is there any way to install this safely, or barring that make extensions work again?
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Lynx Browser & HTTP Get Ignore Timeout Options

I'm working on my wifi-wand command line utility that manages wifi on the Mac (https://github.com/keithrbennett/wifiwand), and am trying to better understand how captive portals are managed in Mac OS. ...
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Why are all dependencies forced in Homebrew FFmpeg 4.1?

When upgrading to the latest FFmpeg (4.1) through Homebrew, I noticed that an overwhelming number of new dependencies were installed. At the same time, brew info ffmpeg revealed that all installation ...
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ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'numpy' when installing robotpy-cscore

When using pip to download robotpy-cscore on my Mac, I ran pip3 install robotpy-cscore However, I got: Collecting robotpy-cscore Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/3e/2a/...
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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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Is there anyway to use GNOME terminal on macOS?

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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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? [closed]

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 ...