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Author Topic: Linuxbrew: A Fork of Homebrew for Linux  (Read 1885 times)

ewemoa

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Linuxbrew: A Fork of Homebrew for Linux
« on: December 04, 2014, 08:58:34 PM »
Anyone tried this package manager?

Some claimed features:

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* Can install software to a home directory and so does not require sudo
* Install software not packaged by the native distribution
* Install up-to-date versions of software when the native distribution is old
* Use the same package manager to manage both your Mac and Linux machines

via Linuxbrew Project Page
« Last Edit: December 04, 2014, 09:22:42 PM by ewemoa »

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Re: Linuxbrew: A Fork of Homebrew for Linux
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 09:22:52 PM »
Set up under Linux Mint 17 was pretty staight-forward (see project page for specifics):

  • install some prerequisites
  • run a shell script / git clone
  • edit one's environment appropriately
  • logged out and back in for simplicity

Was looking for an up-to-date DB Browser for SQLite (the default repositories have a 2.x-based version AFAICT)...however, apparently one should first:

$ brew doctor

Then if everything is ok:

$ brew search sqlitebrowser

That gave a result, so next:

$ brew install sqlitebrowser

Now I'm waiting for downloads and likely compilation to finish...



Looks like that one will take a while...in the mean time, was able to install vim and tmux successfully.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2014, 01:07:03 AM by ewemoa »

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Re: Linuxbrew: A Fork of Homebrew for Linux
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 08:18:44 AM »
Definitely gonna take a good close look at that. Thx  for the heads-up. :)

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Re: Linuxbrew: A Fork of Homebrew for Linux
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 08:50:32 AM »
:)



FWIW, in the case of DB Browser for SQLite, I ended up patching the "formulas" for qt and sqlite and installed libsqlite3-dev.  But now I have a recent version running.



These days it looks like if one wanted to become familiar with Sh/Bash, Guile Scheme, Nix, or Ruby and happened to be into compiling from source (aka trying out new software), one could spend some time playing with BSD|Arch|Gentoo package/port systems, guix, nixpkgs, or (home|linux)brew respectively and learn a bit via osmosis...



On a side note, I'm not sure how well some of the software "installed" this way will survive being backed up and restored using official Linux Mint methods...
« Last Edit: December 05, 2014, 12:33:20 PM by ewemoa »