imagesnap formula: give option to install pre-built binary #12995

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The imagesnap tarball comes with a prebuilt binary. Give the option to use it instead of building it yourself.
This is especially useful for those without XCode.

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samuel02 commented Jun 24, 2012

+1

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adamv commented Jun 24, 2012

If this download includes a pre-built binary, then perhaps we should stop packaging it, especially since it requires Xcode in the first place.

how do you give the option to --no-build?

The pull request hasn't been merged, so the option isn't available.
But you can just download the tar from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/iharder/imagesnap/ImageSnap-v0.2.5.tgz unpack it and copy the included binary to /usr/local/bin

thanks michihuber. I have done that, however 'brew upgrade' wont be effective on imagesnap unless it is installed by brew.

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adamv commented Oct 24, 2012

Since Homebrew's charter is to install from source when possible, passing on this. Self-updating binaries can just be installed by downloading from a website.

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