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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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Open source iSightCapture?

Is there an open source program like iSightCapture?
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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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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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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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Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite?

Is /usr/bin/etags severely out of date in Yosemite?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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How to install and override Vim in Mountain Lion for +ruby +python support?

I want to install and override the current vim version in Mountain Lion due to me needing +ruby & +python support. I am particularly interested in using the brew commands from Homebrew but I haven'...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I resolve a permission error when installing gnuplot from homebrew?

I am trying to install gnuplot on my mac. after trying brew install gnuplot, I get the following errors: You must 'brew link lua jpeg' before gnuplot can be installed And when I try brew ...
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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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What options exist to restore tab completion using libedit in PSQL on OS X Lion?

It would appear that Apple have managed to get it utterly wrong with libedit again. The version shipped with Lion is apparently broken, and consequently tab completion doesn't work in psql (Discussion ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to compile gcc-4.0 on Mountain Lion?

So far I've successfully launched the configure, but when I type make, I get the following error, after some time (there's a lot which compile successfully): ld: unknown/unsupported architecture name ...
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How to compile apps with g77 on OS X Lion?

I am running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) I have a problem in using the fortran compiler g77: any program I try to compile, it gives me this message: "g77: installation problem, cannot exec `as" I've ...
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Batch conversion of xlsx to xls via CLI?

I'm trying to convert a bunch of xlsx files to xls (because some other software<cough>matlab<cough> can process xls but not xlsx on the mac). I've tried unoconv but it has issues (which ...
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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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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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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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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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Where can I download the source code of SEDarwin project?

I am trying to get the source code of SEDarwin project. TrustedBSD page related to Sedarwin(http://www.trustedbsd.org/sedarwin.html) says that that SEDarwin project has been moved to it's own website ...
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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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Are there open source software that let OS X see a generic NAS as a Time Machine destination?

Is it possible to use "Time-Machine" with an external hard-drive through an IP? I have an external HD connected to a Raspberry Pi and I have installed SSH. What I am hoping to achieve is this: I ...
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Terminal and bash can't start with libiconv error

I just tried to start Terminal.app in Mac OS X 10.6.8, and got the following error: dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libiconv.2.dylib Referenced from: /bin/bash Reason: Incompatible ...
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How do I install Intel's ifortran and MKLs on Mac OS X?

I need to install Intel's ifortran and Math Kernel Libraries (MKL) on OS X 10.7 Lion, available (for non-commercial use) here. Has anyone experience in doing so? Or should I rather setup a virtual ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...