A little experimental fork of Homebrew that adds support for PowerPC Macs, and Macs running Tiger (or Leopard).
You will first need the newest version of Xcode for your operating system installed. For Tiger that's Xcode 2.5, available from Apple here. For Leopard, Xcode 3.1.4, available from Apple here. Both downloads will require an Apple Developer account.
On the computer you're reading this on, control or right click this link and save it (the option will be something like "Save Link As" or "Download Linked File" depending on your browser) to disk:
Transfer it to your Tiger or Leopard machine along with Xcode.
ruby followed by a space into your terminal prompt, then drag and drop the
install file onto the same terminal window, and press return.
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:
What Packages Are Available?
- You can browse the Formula directory on GitHub.
- Or type
brew searchfor a list.
- Or use
brew descto browse packages from the command line.
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
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.
Code is under the BSD 2 Clause (NetBSD) license.