Homebrew for OSX

Homebrew is the missing Package Management Software for OSX). It is also a new kid on the Block, since it is an alternative to MacPorts which is IMHO good, but from past decade!

Homebrew consists of a git repository which has "recipes" for how to install certain software. Basically like NetBSD pkgsrc, Gentoo's portage or Archlinux PKGBUILD. Luckily, these scripts are super-easy ruby scripts which can be commited to Homebrew through Github pull-requests. I myself recently added two packages and another one way back (tho not through a pull-request doh).

For academic cough reasons i updated Metasploit from 3.4 to 3.7.1 and added THC amap. If you look at the ruby script, it's really super easy. Even Monkeys could do it.

https://github.com/fbettag/homebrew/blob/10808a4d1a4793e7fb961c954f367f629eb54ad5/Library/Formula/amap.rb

So that's me for tonight, i'm back from my vacation, so expect some more content soon. Also, i am planning on moving this Blog once and for all away from posterous, as the performance seems really bad.

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