This repository contains unofficial formulae for Homebrew.
(This replaces the
Homebrew Duplicates branch that used to live under adamv’s
main Homebrew fork.)
To install homebrew-alt formulae, use one of the following:
brew install [raw GitHub URL]
brew install [full path to formula from your local homebrew-alt clone]
For more details, see below: “Installing homebrew-alt Formulae”.
How This Repository Is Organized
These brews duplicate OS X functionality, though may provide newer or bug-fixed versions.
(Homebrew policy discourages duplicates, except in some specific cases.)
These formulae provide mulitple versions of the same software package.
(Homebrew policy is to maintain a single, stable version of a given package.)
These formulae provide binary-only installations.
These formulae provide non-free software.
Other formulae that haven’t been accepted into master.
Installing homebrew-alt Formulae
There are two methods to install packages from this repository.
Method 1: Raw URL
First, find the raw URL for the formula you want. For example, the raw URL for
princexml formula is:
Once you know the raw URL, simply use
brew install [raw URL], like so:
brew install https://github.com/adamv/homebrew-alt/raw/master/non-free/princexml.rb
Method 2: Repository Clone
First, clone this repository. Be sure to choose a good location!
For example, clone to
git clone https://github.com/adamv/homebrew-alt.git /usr/local/LibraryAlt
Once you’ve got your clone, simply use
brew install [full path to formula].
For example, to install
brew install /usr/local/LibraryAlt/non-free/princexml.rb