Homebrew: A good package manager for OS X

We all need a simple package manager for OS X like apt-get, especially if you are a developer and you need specific tools.

If you used MacPorts (or Finks) in the past, now would be a good time to delete it. I used to say “oh no I can’t use this ___ tool” because MacPorts would just take too much time to install.

Try something simple called Homebrew. How simple? Just type :

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)"

And… 30 seconds later, you can use it. For example, let’s say you want to install icecast, you just type :

homebrew install icecast

You don’t even need root rights to install something, he will install everything inside the /usr/local folder. Goodbye Sudo, we don’t need you here.

It’s simple and fast. Want to know more about it? Check out their website.

Published on 26 Dec 2011