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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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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Jailbreak iPhone (iOS 12.1.4) using open-source software? [duplicate]

Is there open-source software (e.g., on GitHub) to jailbreak an iPhone with iOS 12.1.4?
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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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Opening pdf as tab in running instance of xpdf

If I open a pdf with xpdf file.pdf and then open another pdf with xpdf file2.pdf the scond file is opened in a new instance of xpdf. Is it possible to have it opened as a tab in the first instance of ...
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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 ...
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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 &...