Experimental fork of homebrew for PPC Macs on Tiger
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A little experimental fork of Homebrew that adds support for PowerPC Macs, and Macs running Tiger (or Leopard).


Paste this into a terminal prompt:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mistydemeo/tigerbrew/go/install)"

You'll also want to make sure that /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin are in your PATH. (Unlike later Mac OS versions, /usr/local/bin isn't in the default PATH.) If you use bash as your shell, add this line to your ~/.bash_profile:

export PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH

What Packages Are Available?

  1. You can browse the Formula directory on GitHub.
  2. Or type brew search for a list.
  3. Or use brew desc to browse packages from the command line.

More Documentation

brew help or man brew or check our wiki.


How do I switch from homebrew?

Run these commands from your terminal. You must have git installed.

cd `brew --repository`
git remote set-url origin https://github.com/mistydemeo/tigerbrew.git
git fetch origin
git reset --hard origin/master

Something broke!

Many of the formulae in the repository have been tested, but there are still many that haven't been tested on Tiger and/or PowerPC yet. If something doesn't work, report a bug (or submit a pull request!) and we'll get it working.


Homebrew is originally by mxcl, a splendid chap. This fork is by mistydemeo, incorporating some code originally written by @sceaga.


Code is under the BSD 2 Clause (NetBSD) license.