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 can I troubleshoot R and tk on macOS?

I am getting warnings and empty popup boxes when compiling and loading R packages that depend on tk. They say that tk was not installed correctly. I am using homebrew, but I can't tell which package ...
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Using gnuplot terminal on OSX

I just installed gnuplot and I am trying to set the default terminal view. On the wikipedia page for gnuplot, there is an image with a graph: Which terminal view is shown in the image at the link?...
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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 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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How to start auto start mysql? Getting “Path had bad ownership/permissions”

How can I auto start mysqld I tried following https://stackoverflow.com/q/26476391/631619 but it didn't help It seems like I have a ownership/permission problem, possibly related to from having ...
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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 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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How to completely remove Nix package manager?

I installed Nix package manager, and now I would like to remove it completely. How can I do it?
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Homebrew installed libraries, how do I use them?

I'm a bit confused. I've installed a bunch of libraries (e.g. vtk, gsl,...) that I need for a c++ project for school. I used homebrew to install them (luckily there were formulas available). My ...
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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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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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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 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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How can I report security vulnerabilities for open source OSX applications?

In the event of finding a security vulnerability in the Linux world, the procedure involved would be to report the vulnerability... ...to the developers or the maintainers of the package in a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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What open source video editing software packages are available for the Mac?

What are open source video editing softwares available for the Mac? I have used Pitivi, AVS on other systems.
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Why can't find you open source software in the app store? [closed]

Why do you need macports or homebrew to get open source software installed? Why can't you find this kind of software in the app store?
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What is libgio and how can I update my library?

I downloaded a plugin for gimp, but when I execute this, I get: Reason: Incompatible library version: gmic_gimp requires version 4201.0.0 or later, but libgio-2.0.0.dylib provides version 4001.0.0 ...
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Recover Meteor JS MongoDB from Time Machine Backup

I have recently recovered my Mac with a Time Machine Backup from the beginning of August. Today I ran an existing Meteor JS project and saw that the MongoDB documents were pretty outdated (latest ...
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What are some good open source text editors on Mac OS X? [closed]

I just recently switched from Windows and I must say that as much as I'm satisfied with the whole OS, I'm disappointed by the text editors so far (I've tried TextMate and BBEdit). So I figured I would ...
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WebM Mac OS X and iOS integration (not only play)

This question was asked in 2012 at SuperUser. The Perian project is now gone. I found on MacUpdate a QuickTime plugin for WebM. But this site looks like malware. Howto integrate WebM in Mac OS X (...
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How do I compile vim with the --enable-gui=yes flag on OS X 10.8.2

I'm trying to compile the latest version of vim (7.3.785 as on date) with the --enable-gui option set to yes: ./configure --enable-gui=yes make but make fails with several errors (full output). I ...
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Problems while compiling ncmpcpp [configure: error: libmpdclient >= 2.1 is required!]

I am trying to compile ncmpcpp|mpd in Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but it failed, since libmpdclient 2.1 dependency is missing. I didn't find any working dependency for libmpdclient 2.1 that uses the gcc ...
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wpsd crashes on Yosemite

I have noticed multiple crashes in my logs of a process called wpsd. I am running OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 on a MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, I could not find what this process is used for. Anyone has a ...
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Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite?

Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite? If so, what is the easiest way to get an up-to-date version of etags, to use with Emacs from http://emacsformacosx.com/? I am using: GNU ...
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Have there ever been malicious MacPorts portfiles?

Is there a reason to use caution when installing packages from Macports? I'm still new to *nix land, more a result of projects like Ubuntu making things like installing programs easy. I always felt ...
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Modify installer package so it installs to another directory, methods?

I want to install parts or the whole content of a preexisting open source package to another directory than what the package is set to. I assume this means I need to modify the package, correct? At ...
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Install gcc to mac via Terminal

I have installed Xcode and the command line tools from the Mac Developers website, which I have read a few times is a prerequisite. I also installed the MacPorts program. In terminal: sudo port ...
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Is Apple's Core Image framework open source?

Is the source of Apple's Core Image framework open as other open source projects?
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Opensource software versions by OS X distribution

Have anyone or know anyone any pointer to some table, where is summarised what versions of some major opensource software was included in different OS X versions? Like in mavericsk is perl 5.16.2 (...
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What free or open source software can I use with Mac hardware to verify integrity of every block of a disk where Core Storage is used?

Verification should be nondestructive. For Mac hardware There's a possible answer in Super User, but it predates Lion so: I don't know whether badblocks run from a live CD is applicable where ...
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How to add Quick Look support for OpenDocument file formats?

I prefer OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice to MS Office because MS Office is expensive. But OS X Quick View functionality that allows a preview of a file by taping space bar doesn't show an OpenDocument ...
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Does Apple's Open Source License permit static linking of a library?

I have a closed-source project that I'm thinking of linking against one of Apple's open source libs, modified. As I understand it, I should publish my derived work under the same license stating the ...
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CCleaner free equivalent on OS X?

Do you know a free (as in freedom) CCleaner equivalent which works on Mac OS X Mavericks? I've searched but found nothing.
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Is it safe to upgrade all outdated port when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion?

My Mac running Snow Leopard has several MacPorts based open source software packages installed. Upon the upgrade to Lion, all my ports are listed as outdated. It's safe to upgrade them en masse?
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Taps vs formulas

The official site says: A tap is homebrew-speak for a git repository containing extra formulae. But: Why are taps kept separately from regular formulae? Why use the distinction at all? What ...
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What is the source directory?

In the website http://gfs.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mac_OSX_Installation In this line: type from the source directory ./autogen.sh ./configure --enable-osmesa --prefix=$HOME/soft make ...
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error: BerkeleyDB version incompatible with BDB/HDB backends [closed]

I've downloaded OpenLDAP sources from Apple Source for OSX 1.9. But I've the following error found in config.log when compiling using make: configure:27816: checking for db.h configure:27824: result:...
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Man md5 displays dgst man page

I just wanted to look at the man page for the command md5. So I typed man md5 but it displayed the man page of dgst instead of this one. Any idea why and how I could access this manpage from the ...
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Apache not running on my machine on OS X 10.7.5

After doing tail -20 /var/log/apache2/error_log: [Fri Sep 13 03:14:30 2013] [error] [client ::1] client denied by server configuration: /Library/WebServer/Documents/ [Fri Sep 13 03:17:00 2013] [error]...
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How to make ffmpeg use correct libfreetype version?

I have a PHP application that uses ffmpeg with libfreetype. I installed both ffmpeg and libfreetype from macports. But I keep getting this error: 2013-08-30 14:44:21 - Generate poster - Create ...