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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to fix 403 in Mac OS X built-in Apache?

I'm trying to set a local environment on my new MacBook Air 13": built-in Apache with my own DocumentRoot, PHP, and MySQL. I usually update /etc/hosts just to run my local websites with a pretty ...
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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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Is there anyway to use GNOME terminal on macOS?

Can I download GNOME terminal on macOS?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/...
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Looking for OpenSource Cleaning / cache deleting application for Mac

In the times of small SSD harddisks, I was looking for an open source software to delete caches and other space wasters like logs, unused application remains and such on Mac OSX, and all over the web ...
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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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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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Can't plot with gnuplot on my Mac

I am trying to plot with gnuplot on my Mac (OS X 10.8.5). I have installed X11 and XQuartz 2.7.4 and after that I installed gnuplot, but unfortunately gnuplot couldn't plot. Simple plots like the ...
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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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OCR on PDFs in OS X with free, open source tools

After reading these blog posts: Linux, OCR and PDF - Problem solved Creating a searchable PDF with opensource tools ghostscript, hocr2pdf and tesseract-ocr Using Tesseract OCR with PDF scans and ...
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How to download pre-built binaries from MacPorts without installing?

I see as of 2.0 MacPorts is hosting pre-built binaries, which it would install by default if licensing is present and compatible. I'm looking for a more current version of rsync than ships by default ...
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How can I work around Subversion's port being blocked when installing something with brew?

I'm running into an issue where I'm trying to follow the advice of a comment on this SO Q&A titled: Use PPK file in Mac Terminal to connect to remote connection over SSH that suggested you could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...