Homebrew

After trying Fink for a short while and DarwinPorts for a bit longer, after finally downloading and compiling all my stuff manually, I decided to give Homebrew a try. I run an old Mac Mini with Mac OS 10.6.8 on it. I did the radical thing and deleted all the stuff I installed myself:

sudo mv /usr/local /Users/alex/Desktop

I’m hoping to list all the stuff I will subsequently install on this page. Wish me luck! :)

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)"
brew doctor
brew tap homebrew/dupes  # rsync
brew install git
brew install gnupg       # gpg
brew install w3m         # view html files and browse the web in a terminal
brew install rsync       # backup
brew install id3lib      # id3info, id3tag
brew install poppler     # pdfimages
brew install gnutls      # starttls
brew install bitlbee     # IRC and instant messaging
brew install nmap        # portscanning
brew install flvstreamer # download .flv files
brew install ffmpeg      # convert flv to mp3
brew install mpg321      # play them
brew install gv          # view pdf files in Emacs, requires https://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/
brew install fdupes      # find duplicate files
brew install wget        # wget is sometimes more intuitive than curl
brew install python      # brew install brz gets confused by 2.6
brew install bzr         # I installed something in 2009...
brew install pdfjam      # resizing PDF files
brew install inkscape    # because the Inkscape binary I downloaded stopped working (problem with the new Python?)
brew install sane-backends # scanner
brew install trash       # use from the commandline to trash instead of delete
brew install --HEAD avidemux # simple video editing

Perl

Possibly related… :)

curl -kL http://install.perlbrew.pl | bash
perlbrew install perl-stable
perlbrew install-cpanm
cpanm --notest XML::LibXML
cpanm Captcha::reCAPTCHA
...

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