Class: Formula Abstract

Inherits:
Object
  • Object
show all
Extended by:
BuildEnvironment::DSL, Cachable, Enumerable, Forwardable
Includes:
FileUtils, Utils::Inreplace, Utils::Shebang, Utils::Shell
Defined in:
brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb,
brew/Library/Homebrew/extend/os/mac/formula.rb,
brew/Library/Homebrew/extend/os/linux/formula.rb

Overview

This class is abstract.

A formula provides instructions and metadata for Homebrew to install a piece of software. Every Homebrew formula is a Formula. All subclasses of Formula (and all Ruby classes) have to be named UpperCase and not-use-dashes. A formula specified in this-formula.rb should have a class named ThisFormula. Homebrew does enforce that the name of the file and the class correspond. Make sure you check with brew search that the name is free!

class Wget < Formula
  homepage "https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/"
  url "https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.15.tar.gz"
  sha256 "52126be8cf1bddd7536886e74c053ad7d0ed2aa89b4b630f76785bac21695fcd"

  def install
    system "./configure", "--prefix=#{prefix}"
    system "make", "install"
  end
end

Constant Summary

Constants included from Utils::Shell

Utils::Shell::SHELL_PROFILE_MAP, Utils::Shell::UNSAFE_SHELL_CHAR

Class Attribute Summary collapse

Instance Attribute Summary collapse

Class Method Summary collapse

Instance Method Summary collapse

Methods included from Cachable

cache, clear_cache

Methods included from Utils::Shell

csh_quote, export_value, from_path, parent, preferred, prepend_path_in_profile, profile, set_variable_in_profile, sh_quote

Methods included from Utils::Shebang

rewrite_shebang

Methods included from Utils::Inreplace

inreplace

Class Attribute Details

.bottle(*args, &block) ⇒ Object

Adds a bottle SoftwareSpec. This provides a pre-built binary package built by the Homebrew maintainers for you. It will be installed automatically if there is a binary package for your platform and you haven’t passed or previously used any options on this formula.

If you maintain your own repository, you can add your own bottle links. You can ignore this block entirely if submitting to Homebrew/homebrew-core. It’ll be handled for you by the Brew Test Bot.

bottle do
  root_url "https://example.com" # Optional root to calculate bottle URLs
  prefix "/opt/homebrew" # Optional HOMEBREW_PREFIX in which the bottles were built.
  cellar "/opt/homebrew/Cellar" # Optional HOMEBREW_CELLAR in which the bottles were built.
  rebuild 1 # Making the old bottle outdated without bumping the version/revision of the formula.
  sha256 "4355a46b19d348dc2f57c046f8ef63d4538ebb936000f3c9ee954a27460dd865" => :el_capitan
  sha256 "53c234e5e8472b6ac51c1ae1cab3fe06fad053beb8ebfd8977b010655bfdd3c3" => :yosemite
  sha256 "1121cfccd5913f0a63fec40a6ffd44ea64f9dc135c66634ba001d10bcf4302a2" => :mavericks
end

Only formulae where the upstream URL breaks or moves frequently, require compiling or have a reasonable amount of patches/resources should be bottled. Formulae which do not meet the above requirements should not be bottled.

Formulae which should not be bottled and can be installed without any compile required should be tagged with:

bottle :unneeded

Otherwise formulae which do not meet the above requirements and should not be bottled should be tagged with:

bottle :disable, "reasons"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2346

def bottle(*args, &block)
  stable.bottle(*args, &block)
end

.deprecated_option(hash) ⇒ Object

Deprecated options are used to rename options and migrate users who used them to newer ones. They are mostly used for migrating non-with options (e.g. enable-debug) to with options (e.g. with-debug).

deprecated_option "enable-debug" => "with-debug"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2511

def deprecated_option(hash)
  specs.each { |spec| spec.deprecated_option(hash) }
end

.desc=(value) ⇒ Object (writeonly)

A one-line description of the software. Used by users to get an overview of the software and Homebrew maintainers. Shows when running brew info.

desc "Example formula"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2200

attr_rw :desc

.devel(&block) ⇒ Object

Adds a devel SoftwareSpec. This can be installed by passing the --devel option to allow installing non-stable (e.g. beta) versions of software.

devel do
  url "https://example.com/archive-2.0-beta.tar.gz"
  sha256 "2a2ba417eebaadcb4418ee7b12fe2998f26d6e6f7fda7983412ff66a741ab6f7"

  depends_on "cairo"
  depends_on "pixman"
end


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2386

def devel(&block)
  @devel ||= SoftwareSpec.new
  return @devel unless block_given?

  odeprecated "'devel' blocks in formulae", "'head' blocks or @-versioned formulae"
  @devel.instance_eval(&block)
end

.head(val = nil, specs = {}, &block) ⇒ Object

Adds a head SoftwareSpec. This can be installed by passing the --HEAD option to allow installing software directly from a branch of a version-control repository. If called as a method this provides just the url for the SoftwareSpec. If a block is provided you can also add depends_on and Patches just to the head SoftwareSpec. The download strategies (e.g. :using =>) are the same as for url. master is the default branch and doesn’t need stating with a :branch parameter.

head "https://we.prefer.https.over.git.example.com/.git"
head "https://example.com/.git", :branch => "name_of_branch", :revision => "abc123"

or (if autodetect fails):

head "https://hg.is.awesome.but.git.has.won.example.com/", :using => :hg


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2406

def head(val = nil, specs = {}, &block)
  @head ||= HeadSoftwareSpec.new
  if block_given?
    @head.instance_eval(&block)
  elsif val
    @head.url(val, specs)
  else
    @head
  end
end

.homepage=(value) ⇒ Object (writeonly)

The homepage for the software. Used by users to get more information about the software and Homebrew maintainers as a point of contact for e.g. submitting patches. Can be opened with running brew home.

homepage "https://www.example.com"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2209

attr_rw :homepage

.livecheck(&block) ⇒ Object

Livecheck can be used to check for newer versions of the software. This method evaluates the DSL specified in the livecheck block of the Formula (if it exists) and sets the instance variables of a Livecheck object accordingly. This is used by brew livecheck to check for newer versions of the software.

livecheck do
  skip "Not maintained"
  url "https://example.com/foo/releases"
  regex /foo-(\d+(?:\.\d+)+)\.tar/
end


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2673

def livecheck(&block)
  @livecheck ||= Livecheck.new(self)
  return @livecheck unless block_given?

  @livecheckable = true
  @livecheck.instance_eval(&block)
end

.mirror(val) ⇒ Object

Additional URLs for the stable version of the formula. These are only used if the url fails to download. It’s optional and there can be more than one. Generally we add them when the main url is unreliable. If url is really unreliable then we may swap the mirror and url.

mirror "https://in.case.the.host.is.down.example.com"
mirror "https://in.case.the.mirror.is.down.example.com


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2298

def mirror(val)
  stable.mirror(val)
end

.option(name, description = "") ⇒ Object

Options can be used as arguments to brew install. To switch features on/off: "with-something" or "with-otherthing". To use other software: "with-other-software" or "without-foo" Note that for depends_on that are :optional or :recommended, options are generated automatically.

There are also some special options:

  • :universal: build a universal binary/library (e.g. on newer Intel Macs this means a combined x86_64/x86 binary/library).
option "with-spam", "The description goes here without a dot at the end"
option "with-qt", "Text here overwrites the autogenerated one from 'depends_on "qt" => :optional'"
option :universal


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2502

def option(name, description = "")
  specs.each { |spec| spec.option(name, description) }
end

.revision=(value) ⇒ Object (writeonly)

Used for creating new Homebrew versions of software without new upstream versions. For example, if we bump the major version of a library this Formula depends_on then we may need to update the revision of this Formula to install a new version linked against the new library version. 0 if unset.

revision 1


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2239

attr_rw :revision

.sha256=(value) ⇒ Object (writeonly)

To verify the cached download’s integrity and security we verify the SHA-256 hash matches which we’ve declared in the Formula. To quickly fill this value you can leave it blank and run brew fetch --force and it’ll tell you the currently valid value.

sha256 "2a2ba417eebaadcb4418ee7b12fe2998f26d6e6f7fda7983412ff66a741ab6f7"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2310

Checksum::TYPES.each do |type|
  define_method(type) { |val| stable.send(type, val) }
end

.stable(&block) ⇒ Object

Allows adding depends_on and Patches just to the stable SoftwareSpec. This is required instead of using a conditional. It is preferrable to also pull the url and sha256 into the block if one is added.

stable do
  url "https://example.com/foo-1.0.tar.gz"
  sha256 "2a2ba417eebaadcb4418ee7b12fe2998f26d6e6f7fda7983412ff66a741ab6f7"

  depends_on "libxml2"
  depends_on "libffi"
end


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2367

def stable(&block)
  @stable ||= SoftwareSpec.new
  return @stable unless block_given?

  @stable.instance_eval(&block)
end

.url(val, specs = {}) ⇒ Object

The URL used to download the source for the stable version of the formula. We prefer https for security and proxy reasons. If not inferrable, specify the download strategy with :using => ...

  • :git, :hg, :svn, :bzr, :fossil, :cvs,
  • :curl (normal file download. Will also extract.)
  • :nounzip (without extracting)
  • :post (download via an HTTP POST)
  • :s3 (download from S3 using signed request)
url "https://packed.sources.and.we.prefer.https.example.com/archive-1.2.3.tar.bz2"
url "https://some.dont.provide.archives.example.com",
    :using => :git,
    :tag => "1.2.3",
    :revision => "db8e4de5b2d6653f66aea53094624468caad15d2"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2275

def url(val, specs = {})
  stable.url(val, specs)
end

.version(val = nil) ⇒ Object

The version string for the stable version of the formula. The version is autodetected from the URL and/or tag so only needs to be declared if it cannot be autodetected correctly.

version "1.2-final"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2285

def version(val = nil)
  stable.version(val)
end

.version_scheme=(value) ⇒ Object (writeonly)

Used for creating new Homebrew version schemes. For example, if we want to change version scheme from one to another, then we may need to update version_scheme of this Formula to be able to use new version scheme. e.g. to move from 20151020 scheme to 1.0.0 we need to increment version_scheme. Without this, the prior scheme will always equate to a higher version. 0 if unset.

version_scheme 1


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2251

attr_rw :version_scheme

Instance Attribute Details

#alias_nameObject (readonly)

The name of the alias that was used to identify this Formula. e.g. another-name-for-this-formula



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 83

def alias_name
  @alias_name
end

#alias_pathObject (readonly)

The path to the alias that was used to identify this Formula. e.g. /usr/local/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core/Aliases/another-name-for-this-formula



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 79

def alias_path
  @alias_path
end

#buildBuildOptions

The BuildOptions for this Formula. Lists the arguments passed and any options in the Formula. Note that these may differ at different times during the installation of a Formula. This is annoying but the result of state that we’re trying to eliminate.

Returns:



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 173

def build
  @build
end

#buildpathObject (readonly)

The current working directory during builds. Will only be non-nil inside #install.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 152

def buildpath
  @buildpath
end

#follow_installed_aliasBoolean Also known as: follow_installed_alias?

A Boolean indicating whether this formula should be considered outdated if the target of the alias it was installed with has since changed. Defaults to true.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 179

def follow_installed_alias
  @follow_installed_alias
end

#full_alias_nameObject (readonly)

The fully-qualified alias referring to this Formula. For core formula it’s the same as #alias_name. e.g. homebrew/tap-name/another-name-for-this-formula



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 93

def full_alias_name
  @full_alias_name
end

#full_nameObject (readonly)

The fully-qualified name of this Formula. For core formula it’s the same as #name. e.g. homebrew/tap-name/this-formula



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 88

def full_name
  @full_name
end

#nameObject (readonly)

The name of this Formula. e.g. this-formula



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 75

def name
  @name
end

#pathObject (readonly)

The full path to this Formula. e.g. /usr/local/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core/Formula/this-formula.rb



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 97

def path
  @path
end

#revisionObject (readonly)

Used for creating new Homebrew versions of software without new upstream versions.

See Also:



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 145

def revision
  @revision
end

#testpathObject (readonly)

The current working directory during tests. Will only be non-nil inside test.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 156

def testpath
  @testpath
end

#version_schemeObject (readonly)

Used to change version schemes for packages



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 148

def version_scheme
  @version_scheme
end

Class Method Details

.[](name) ⇒ Object



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1540

def self.[](name)
  Formulary.factory(name)
end

.clear_installed_formulae_cacheObject

Clear caches of .racks and .installed.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1465

def self.clear_installed_formulae_cache
  clear_racks_cache
  @installed = nil
end

.clear_racks_cacheObject

Clear cache of .racks



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1460

def self.clear_racks_cache
  @racks = nil
end

.conflicts_with(*names) ⇒ Object

If this formula conflicts with another one.

conflicts_with "imagemagick", :because => "because both install 'convert' binaries"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2571

def conflicts_with(*names)
  opts = names.last.is_a?(Hash) ? names.pop : {}
  names.each { |name| conflicts << FormulaConflict.new(name, opts[:because]) }
end

.cxxstdlib_check(check_type) ⇒ Object

Pass :skip to this method to disable post-install stdlib checking



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2600

def cxxstdlib_check(check_type)
  define_method(:skip_cxxstdlib_check?) { true } if check_type == :skip
end

.depends_on(dep) ⇒ Object

The dependencies for this formula. Use strings for the names of other formulae. Homebrew provides some :special dependencies for stuff that requires certain extra handling (often changing some ENV vars or deciding if to use the system provided version or not.)

# `:build` means this dep is only needed during build.
depends_on "cmake" => :build
depends_on "homebrew/dupes/tcl-tk" => :optional
# `:recommended` dependencies are built by default.
# But a `--without-...` option is generated to opt-out.
depends_on "readline" => :recommended
# `:optional` dependencies are NOT built by default.
# But a `--with-...` options is generated.
depends_on "glib" => :optional
# If you need to specify that another formula has to be built with/out
# certain options (note, no `--` needed before the option):
depends_on "zeromq" => "with-pgm"
depends_on "qt" => ["with-qtdbus", "developer"] # Multiple options.
# Optional and enforce that boost is built with `--with-c++11`.
depends_on "boost" => [:optional, "with-c++11"]
# If a dependency is only needed in certain cases:
depends_on "sqlite" if MacOS.version == :mavericks
depends_on :xcode # If the formula really needs full Xcode.
depends_on :macos => :mojave # Needs at least macOS Mojave (10.14).
depends_on :x11 => :optional # X11/XQuartz components.
depends_on :osxfuse # Permits the use of the upstream signed binary or our source package.
depends_on :tuntap # Does the same thing as above. This is vital for Yosemite and above.
# It is possible to only depend on something if
# `build.with?` or `build.without? "another_formula"`:
depends_on "postgresql" if build.without? "sqlite"
# Python 3.x if the `--with-python` is given to `brew install example`
depends_on "python3" => :optional


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2465

def depends_on(dep)
  specs.each { |spec| spec.depends_on(dep) }
end

.deprecate!(date: nil) ⇒ Object

Deprecates a Formula (on a given date, if provided) so a warning is shown on each installation. If the date has not yet passed the formula will not be deprecated.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2701

def deprecate!(date: nil)
  return if date.present? && Date.parse(date) > Date.today

  @deprecated = true
end

.deprecated?Boolean

Whether this Formula is deprecated (i.e. warns on installation). Defaults to false.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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def deprecated?
  @deprecated == true
end

.disable!(date: nil) ⇒ Object

Disables a Formula (on a given date, if provided) so it cannot be installed. If the date has not yet passed the formula will be deprecated instead of disabled.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2717

def disable!(date: nil)
  if date.present? && Date.parse(date) > Date.today
    @deprecated = true
    return
  end

  @disabled = true
end

.disabled?Boolean

Whether this Formula is disabled (i.e. cannot be installed). Defaults to false.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2729

def disabled?
  @disabled == true
end

.fails_with(compiler, &block) ⇒ Object

Marks the Formula as failing with a particular compiler so it will fall back to others. For Apple compilers, this should be in the format:

fails_with :clang do
  build 600
  cause "multiple configure and compile errors"
end

The block may be omitted, and if present the build may be omitted; if so, then the compiler will be blacklisted for all versions.

major_version should be the major release number only, for instance ‘7’ for the GCC 7 series (7.0, 7.1, etc.). If version or the block is omitted, then the compiler will be blacklisted for all compilers in that series.

For example, if a bug is only triggered on GCC 7.1 but is not encountered on 7.2:

fails_with :gcc => '7' do
  version '7.1'
end


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2625

def fails_with(compiler, &block)
  specs.each { |spec| spec.fails_with(compiler, &block) }
end

.go_resource(name, &block) ⇒ Object



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2430

def go_resource(name, &block)
  specs.each { |spec| spec.go_resource(name, &block) }
end

.installed_with_alias_path(alias_path) ⇒ Object



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1492

def self.installed_with_alias_path(alias_path)
  return [] if alias_path.nil?

  installed.select { |f| f.installed_alias_path == alias_path }
end

.keg_only(reason, explanation = "") ⇒ Object

Software that will not be symlinked into the brew --prefix will only live in its Cellar. Other formulae can depend on it and then brew will add the necessary includes and libs (etc.) during the brewing of that other formula. But generally, keg-only formulae are not in your PATH and not seen by compilers if you build your own software outside of Homebrew. This way, we don’t shadow software provided by macOS.

keg_only :provided_by_macos
keg_only "because I want it so"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2595

def keg_only(reason, explanation = "")
  @keg_only_reason = KegOnlyReason.new(reason, explanation)
end

.livecheckable?Boolean

Whether a livecheck specification is defined or not. It returns true when a livecheck block is present in the Formula and false otherwise, and is used by livecheck.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2214

def livecheckable?
  @livecheckable == true
end

.needs(*standards) ⇒ Object



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2629

def needs(*standards)
  specs.each { |spec| spec.needs(*standards) }
end

.on_linux(&_block) ⇒ Object

Block executed only executed on Linux. No-op on macOS.

on_linux do
  depends_on "linux_only_dep"
end


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2486

def on_linux(&_block); end

.on_macos(&_block) ⇒ Object

Block executed only executed on macOS. No-op on Linux.

on_macos do
  depends_on "mac_only_dep"
end


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def on_macos(&_block); end

.patch(strip = :p1, src = nil, &block) ⇒ Object

External patches can be declared using resource-style blocks.

patch do
  url "https://example.com/example_patch.diff"
  sha256 "c6bc3f48ce8e797854c4b865f6a8ff969867bbcaebd648ae6fd825683e59fef2"
end

A strip level of -p1 is assumed. It can be overridden using a symbol argument:

patch :p0 do
  url "https://example.com/example_patch.diff"
  sha256 "c6bc3f48ce8e797854c4b865f6a8ff969867bbcaebd648ae6fd825683e59fef2"
end

Patches can be declared in stable, devel, and head blocks. This form is preferred over using conditionals.

stable do
  patch do
    url "https://example.com/example_patch.diff"
    sha256 "c6bc3f48ce8e797854c4b865f6a8ff969867bbcaebd648ae6fd825683e59fef2"
  end
end

Embedded (__END__) patches are declared like so:

patch :DATA
patch :p0, :DATA

Patches can also be embedded by passing a string. This makes it possible to provide multiple embedded patches while making only some of them conditional.

patch :p0, "..."


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2545

def patch(strip = :p1, src = nil, &block)
  specs.each { |spec| spec.patch(strip, src, &block) }
end

.plist_options(options) ⇒ Object

Defines launchd plist handling.

Does your plist need to be loaded at startup?

plist_options :startup => true

Or only when necessary or desired by the user?

plist_options :manual => "foo"

Or perhaps you’d like to give the user a choice? Ooh fancy.

plist_options :startup => true, :manual => "foo start"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2559

def plist_options(options)
  @plist_startup = options[:startup]
  @plist_manual = options[:manual]
end

.pour_bottle?(&block) ⇒ Boolean

Defines whether the Formula’s bottle can be used on the given Homebrew installation.

For example, if the bottle requires the Xcode CLT to be installed a Formula would declare:

pour_bottle? do
  reason "The bottle needs the Xcode CLT to be installed."
  satisfy { MacOS::CLT.installed? }
end

If satisfy returns false then a bottle will not be used and instead the Formula will be built from source and reason will be printed.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2693

def pour_bottle?(&block)
  @pour_bottle_check = PourBottleCheck.new(self)
  @pour_bottle_check.instance_eval(&block)
end

.resource(name, klass = Resource, &block) ⇒ Object

Additional downloads can be defined as resources and accessed in the install method. Resources can also be defined inside a stable, devel or head block. This mechanism replaces ad-hoc “subformula” classes.

resource "additional_files" do
  url "https://example.com/additional-stuff.tar.gz"
  sha256 "c6bc3f48ce8e797854c4b865f6a8ff969867bbcaebd648ae6fd825683e59fef2"
end


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2424

def resource(name, klass = Resource, &block)
  specs.each do |spec|
    spec.resource(name, klass, &block) unless spec.resource_defined?(name)
  end
end

.skip_clean(*paths) ⇒ Object



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2576

def skip_clean(*paths)
  paths.flatten!
  # Specifying :all is deprecated and will become an error
  skip_clean_paths.merge(paths)
end

.test(&block) ⇒ Boolean

A test is required for new formulae and makes us happy. The block will create, run in and delete a temporary directory.

We are fine if the executable does not error out, so we know linking and building the software was OK.

system bin/"foobar", "--version"
(testpath/"test.file").write <<~EOS
  writing some test file, if you need to
EOS
assert_equal "OK", shell_output("test_command test.file").strip

Need complete control over stdin, stdout?

require "open3"
Open3.popen3("#{bin}/example", "argument") do |stdin, stdout, _|
  stdin.write("some text")
  stdin.close
  assert_equal "result", stdout.read
end

The test will fail if it returns false, or if an exception is raised. Failed assertions and failed system commands will raise exceptions.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2657

def test(&block)
  define_method(:test, &block)
end

.uses_from_macos(dep, bounds = {}) ⇒ Object

Indicates use of dependencies provided by macOS. On macOS this is a no-op (as we use the system libraries there). On Linux this will act as depends_on.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2472

def uses_from_macos(dep, bounds = {})
  specs.each { |spec| spec.uses_from_macos(dep, bounds) }
end

Instance Method Details

#active_log_prefixObject

The prefix, if any, to use in filenames for logging current activity



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 876

def active_log_prefix
  if active_log_type
    "#{active_log_type}."
  else
    ""
  end
end

#alias_changed?Boolean

Has the alias used to install the formula changed, or are different formulae already installed with this alias?

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1277

def alias_changed?
  installed_alias_target_changed? || supersedes_an_installed_formula?
end

#aliasesObject

All aliases for the formula



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 429

def aliases
  @aliases ||= if tap
    tap.alias_reverse_table[full_name].to_a.map do |a|
      a.split("/").last
    end
  else
    []
  end
end

#bash_completionObject

The directory where the formula’s Bash completion files should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 841

def bash_completion
  prefix/"etc/bash_completion.d"
end

#binObject

The directory where the formula’s binaries should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.

Need to install into the #bin but the makefile doesn’t mkdir -p prefix/bin?

bin.mkpath

No make install available?

bin.install "binary1"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 616

def bin
  prefix/"bin"
end

#caveatsString

Warn the user about any Homebrew-specific issues or quirks for this package These should not contain setup instructions that would apply to installation through a different package manager on a different OS.

def caveats
  <<~EOS
    Are optional. Something the user must be warned about?
  EOS
end
def caveats
  s = <<~EOS
    Print some important notice to the user when `brew info [formula]` is
    called or when brewing a formula.
    This is optional. You can use all the vars like #{version} here.
  EOS
  s += "Some issue only on older systems" if MacOS.version < :el_capitan
  s
end

Returns:



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1060

def caveats
  nil
end

#current_installed_alias_targetObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1257

def current_installed_alias_target
  Formulary.factory(installed_alias_path) if installed_alias_path
end

#deprecated?Boolean

Whether this Formula is deprecated (i.e. warns on installation). Defaults to false.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1132

def deprecated?
  self.class.deprecated?
end

#descObject

The description of the software.

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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 352

delegate desc: :"self.class"

#disabled?Boolean

Whether this Formula is disabled (i.e. cannot be installed). Defaults to false.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1139

def disabled?
  self.class.disabled?
end

#docObject

The directory where the formula’s documentation should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 623

def doc
  share/"doc"/name
end

#elispObject

The directory where Emacs Lisp files should be installed, with the formula name appended to avoid linking conflicts.

Install an Emacs mode included with a software package:

elisp.install "contrib/emacs/example-mode.el"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 777

def elisp
  prefix/"share/emacs/site-lisp"/name
end

#etcObject

The directory where the formula’s configuration files should be installed. Anything using etc.install will not overwrite other files on e.g. upgrades but will write a new file named *.default. This directory is not inside the HOMEBREW_CELLAR so it persists across upgrades.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 802

def etc
  (HOMEBREW_PREFIX/"etc").extend(InstallRenamed)
end

#fetch_patchesObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2086

def fetch_patches
  patchlist.select(&:external?).each(&:fetch)
end

#fish_completionObject

The directory where the formula’s fish completion files should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 857

def fish_completion
  share/"fish/vendor_completions.d"
end

#fish_functionObject

The directory where the formula’s fish function files should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 833

def fish_function
  share/"fish/vendor_functions.d"
end

#frameworksObject

The directory where the formula’s Frameworks should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only. This is not symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 785

def frameworks
  prefix/"Frameworks"
end

#full_installed_alias_nameObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 286

def full_installed_alias_name
  full_name_with_optional_tap(installed_alias_name)
end

#full_installed_specified_nameObject

The name (including tap) specified to install this formula.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 311

def full_installed_specified_name
  full_installed_alias_name || full_name
end

#full_specified_nameObject

The name (including tap) specified to find this formula.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 301

def full_specified_name
  full_alias_name || full_name
end

#head_version_outdated?(version, fetch_head: false) ⇒ Boolean

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 514

def head_version_outdated?(version, fetch_head: false)
  tab = Tab.for_keg(prefix(version))

  return true if tab.version_scheme < version_scheme
  return true if stable && tab.stable_version && tab.stable_version < stable.version
  return true if devel && tab.devel_version && tab.devel_version < devel.version
  return false unless fetch_head
  return false unless head&.downloader.is_a?(VCSDownloadStrategy)

  downloader = head.downloader
  downloader.shutup! unless Homebrew.args.verbose?
  downloader.commit_outdated?(version.version.commit)
end

#homepageObject

The homepage for the software.

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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 357

delegate homepage: :"self.class"

#includeObject

The directory where the formula’s headers should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.

No make install available?

include.install "example.h"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 633

def include
  prefix/"include"
end

#infoObject

The directory where the formula’s info files should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 640

def info
  share/"info"
end

#inreplace(paths, before = nil, after = nil) ⇒ Object

Actually implemented in Utils::Inreplace.inreplace. Sometimes we have to change a bit before we install. Mostly we prefer a patch but if you need the prefix of this formula in the patch you have to resort to inreplace, because in the patch you don’t have access to any var defined by the formula. Only HOMEBREW_PREFIX is available in the embedded patch.

inreplace supports regular expressions:

inreplace "somefile.cfg", /look[for]what?/, "replace by #{bin}/tool"


# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 61

#installObject

This method is overridden in Formula subclasses to provide the installation instructions. The sources (from url) are downloaded, hash-checked and Homebrew changes into a temporary directory where the archive was unpacked or repository cloned.

def install
  system "./configure", "--prefix=#{prefix}"
  system "make", "install"
end


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1855

def install; end

#installed_alias_nameObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 282

def installed_alias_name
  File.basename(installed_alias_path) if installed_alias_path
end

#installed_alias_pathObject

The alias path that was used to install this formula, if it exists. Can differ from #alias_path, which is the alias used to find the formula, and is specified to this instance.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 274

def installed_alias_path
  path = build.source["path"] if build.is_a?(Tab)
  return unless path&.match?(%r{#{HOMEBREW_TAP_DIR_REGEX}/Aliases})
  return unless File.symlink?(path)

  path
end

#installed_alias_target_changed?Boolean

Has the target of the alias used to install this formula changed? Returns false if the formula wasn’t installed with an alias.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1263

def installed_alias_target_changed?
  target = current_installed_alias_target
  return false unless target

  target.name != name
end

#installed_specified_nameObject

The name specified to install this formula.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 306

def installed_specified_name
  installed_alias_name || name
end

#keg_only?Boolean

Rarely, you don’t want your library symlinked into the main prefix. See gettext.rb for an example.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1066

def keg_only?
  return false unless keg_only_reason

  keg_only_reason.applicable?
end

#kext_prefixObject

The directory where the formula’s kernel extensions should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only. This is not symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 793

def kext_prefix
  prefix/"Library/Extensions"
end

#latest_formulaObject

If the alias has changed value, return the new formula. Otherwise, return self.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1283

def latest_formula
  installed_alias_target_changed? ? current_installed_alias_target : self
end

#latest_head_prefixObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 509

def latest_head_prefix
  head_version = latest_head_version
  prefix(head_version) if head_version
end

#latest_head_versionObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 498

def latest_head_version
  head_versions = installed_prefixes.map do |pn|
    pn_pkgversion = PkgVersion.parse(pn.basename.to_s)
    pn_pkgversion if pn_pkgversion.head?
  end.compact

  head_versions.max_by do |pn_pkgversion|
    [Tab.for_keg(prefix(pn_pkgversion)).source_modified_time, pn_pkgversion.revision]
  end
end

#libObject

The directory where the formula’s libraries should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.

No make install available?

lib.install "example.dylib"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 650

def lib
  prefix/"lib"
end

#libexecObject

The directory where the formula’s binaries should be installed. This is not symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX. It is also commonly used to install files that we do not wish to be symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX from one of the other directories and instead manually create symlinks or wrapper scripts into e.g. #bin.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 659

def libexec
  prefix/"libexec"
end

#linked?Boolean

Is the formula linked?

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 565

def linked?
  linked_keg.symlink?
end

#linked_versionObject

PkgVersion of the linked keg for the formula.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 582

def linked_version
  return unless linked?

  Keg.for(linked_keg).version
end

#livecheckObject

The livecheck specification for the software.

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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 362

delegate livecheck: :"self.class"

#livecheckable?Object

Is a livecheck specification defined for the software?

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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 367

delegate livecheckable?: :"self.class"

#manObject

The root directory where the formula’s manual pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only. Often one of the more specific man functions should be used instead, e.g. #man1



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 668

def man
  share/"man"
end

#man1Object

The directory where the formula’s man1 pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.

No make install available?

man1.install "example.1"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 678

def man1
  man/"man1"
end

#man2Object

The directory where the formula’s man2 pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 685

def man2
  man/"man2"
end

#man3Object

The directory where the formula’s man3 pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.

No make install available?

man3.install "man.3"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 695

def man3
  man/"man3"
end

#man4Object

The directory where the formula’s man4 pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 702

def man4
  man/"man4"
end

#man5Object

The directory where the formula’s man5 pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 709

def man5
  man/"man5"
end

#man6Object

The directory where the formula’s man6 pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 716

def man6
  man/"man6"
end

#man7Object

The directory where the formula’s man7 pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 723

def man7
  man/"man7"
end

#man8Object

The directory where the formula’s man8 pages should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 730

def man8
  man/"man8"
end

#migration_needed?Boolean

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1203

def migration_needed?
  return false unless oldname
  return false if rack.exist?

  old_rack = HOMEBREW_CELLAR/oldname
  return false unless old_rack.directory?
  return false if old_rack.subdirs.empty?

  tap == Tab.for_keg(old_rack.subdirs.min).tap
end

#missing_dependencies(hide: nil) ⇒ Object

Returns a list of formulae depended on by this formula that aren’t installed



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1658

def missing_dependencies(hide: nil)
  hide ||= []
  runtime_formula_dependencies.select do |f|
    hide.include?(f.name) || f.installed_prefixes.empty?
  end
# If we're still getting unavailable formulae at this stage the best we can
# do is just return no results.
rescue FormulaUnavailableError
  []
end

#mkdir(name) ⇒ Object

A version of FileUtils.mkdir that also changes to that folder in a block.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2069

def mkdir(name)
  result = FileUtils.mkdir_p(name)
  return result unless block_given?

  FileUtils.chdir name do
    yield
  end
end

#mktemp(prefix = name, opts = {}) ⇒ Object

Create a temporary directory then yield. When the block returns, recursively delete the temporary directory. Passing opts[:retain] or calling do |staging| ... staging.retain! in the block will skip the deletion and retain the temporary directory’s contents.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2061

def mktemp(prefix = name, opts = {})
  Mktemp.new(prefix, opts).run do |staging|
    yield staging
  end
end

#new_formula_available?Boolean

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1253

def new_formula_available?
  installed_alias_target_changed? && !latest_formula.latest_version_installed?
end

#old_installed_formulaeObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1287

def old_installed_formulae
  # If this formula isn't the current target of the alias,
  # it doesn't make sense to say that other formulae are older versions of it
  # because we don't know which came first.
  return [] if alias_path.nil? || installed_alias_target_changed?

  self.class.installed_with_alias_path(alias_path).reject { |f| f.name == name }
end

#oldnameObject

An old name for the formula



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 421

def oldname
  @oldname ||= if tap
    formula_renames = tap.formula_renames
    formula_renames.to_a.rassoc(name).first if formula_renames.value?(name)
  end
end

#opt_binObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 954

def opt_bin
  opt_prefix/"bin"
end

#opt_elispObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 982

def opt_elisp
  opt_prefix/"share/emacs/site-lisp"/name
end

#opt_frameworksObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 986

def opt_frameworks
  opt_prefix/"Frameworks"
end

#opt_includeObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 958

def opt_include
  opt_prefix/"include"
end

#opt_libObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 962

def opt_lib
  opt_prefix/"lib"
end

#opt_libexecObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 966

def opt_libexec
  opt_prefix/"libexec"
end

#opt_pkgshareObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 978

def opt_pkgshare
  opt_prefix/"share"/name
end

#opt_prefixObject

A stable path for this formula, when installed. Contains the formula name but no version number. Only the active version will be linked here if multiple versions are installed.

This is the preferred way to refer to a formula in plists or from another formula, as the path is stable even when the software is updated.

args << "--with-readline=#{Formula["readline"].opt_prefix}" if build.with? "readline"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 950

def opt_prefix
  Pathname.new("#{HOMEBREW_PREFIX}/opt/#{name}")
end

#opt_sbinObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 970

def opt_sbin
  opt_prefix/"sbin"
end

#opt_shareObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 974

def opt_share
  opt_prefix/"share"
end

#option_defined?Object

If a named option is defined for the currently active SoftwareSpec.



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delegate option_defined?: :active_spec

#optlinked?Boolean

Is the formula linked to opt?

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 570

def optlinked?
  opt_prefix.symlink?
end

#pkg_versionObject

The PkgVersion for this formula with version and #revision information.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 393

def pkg_version
  PkgVersion.new(version, revision)
end

#pkgetcObject

A subdirectory of etc with the formula name suffixed. e.g. $HOMEBREW_PREFIX/etc/openssl@1.1 Anything using pkgetc.install will not overwrite other files on e.g. upgrades but will write a new file named *.default.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 810

def pkgetc
  (HOMEBREW_PREFIX/"etc"/name).extend(InstallRenamed)
end

#pkgshareObject

The directory where the formula’s shared files should be installed, with the name of the formula appended to avoid linking conflicts. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.

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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 768

def pkgshare
  prefix/"share"/name
end

#plistObject

This method can be overridden to provide a plist.

def plist; <<~EOS
 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
 <plist version="1.0">
 <dict>
   <key>Label</key>
     <string>#{plist_name}</string>
   <key>ProgramArguments</key>
   <array>
     <string>#{opt_bin}/example</string>
     <string>--do-this</string>
   </array>
   <key>RunAtLoad</key>
   <true />
   <key>KeepAlive</key>
   <true />
   <key>StandardErrorPath</key>
   <string>/dev/null</string>
   <key>StandardOutPath</key>
   <string>/dev/null</string>
 </dict>
 </plist>
 EOS
end


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 919

def plist
  nil
end

#plist_nameObject

The generated launchd #plist service name.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 924

def plist_name
  "homebrew.mxcl." + name
end

#plist_pathObject

The generated launchd #plist file path.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 929

def plist_path
  prefix + (plist_name + ".plist")
end

#post_installObject

Can be overridden to run commands on both source and bottle installation.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1006

def post_install; end

#pour_bottle?Boolean

Indicates that this formula supports bottles. (Not necessarily that one should be used in the current installation run.) Can be overridden to selectively disable bottles from formulae. Defaults to true so overridden version does not have to check if bottles are supported. Replaced by pour_bottle’s satisfy method if it is specified.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 996

def pour_bottle?
  true
end

#prefix(v = pkg_version) ⇒ Object

The directory in the cellar that the formula is installed to. This directory points to #opt_prefix if it exists and if ##prefix is not called from within the same formula’s #install or #post_install methods. Otherwise, return the full path to the formula’s versioned cellar.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 554

def prefix(v = pkg_version)
  versioned_prefix = versioned_prefix(v)
  if !@prefix_returns_versioned_prefix && v == pkg_version &&
     versioned_prefix.directory? && Keg.new(versioned_prefix).optlinked?
    opt_prefix
  else
    versioned_prefix
  end
end

#prefix_linked?(v = pkg_version) ⇒ Boolean

If a formula’s linked keg points to the prefix.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 575

def prefix_linked?(v = pkg_version)
  return false unless linked?

  linked_keg.resolved_path == versioned_prefix(v)
end

#resourceObject

A named Resource for the currently active SoftwareSpec. Additional downloads can be defined as #resources. Resource#stage will create a temporary directory and yield to a block.

resource("additional_files").stage { bin.install "my/extra/tool" }


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 418

delegate resource: :active_spec

#resourcesObject

The Resources for the currently active SoftwareSpec.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 441

def_delegator :"active_spec.resources", :values, :resources

#runtime_installed_formula_dependentsObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1639

def runtime_installed_formula_dependents
  # `opt_or_installed_prefix_keg` and `runtime_dependencies` `select`s ensure
  # that we don't end up with something `Formula#runtime_dependencies` can't
  # read from a `Tab`.
  Formula.cache[:runtime_installed_formula_dependents] = {}
  Formula.cache[:runtime_installed_formula_dependents][name] ||= Formula.installed
                                                                        .select(&:opt_or_installed_prefix_keg)
                                                                        .select(&:runtime_dependencies)
                                                                        .select do |f|
    f.runtime_formula_dependencies.any? do |dep|
      full_name == dep.full_name
    rescue
      name == dep.name
    end
  end
end

#sbinObject

The directory where the formula’s sbin binaries should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only. Generally we try to migrate these to #bin instead.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 738

def sbin
  prefix/"sbin"
end

#shareObject

The directory where the formula’s shared files should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.

Need a custom directory?

(share/"concept").mkpath

Installing something into another custom directory?

(share/"concept2").install "ducks.txt"

Install ./example_code/simple/ones to share/demos

(share/"demos").install "example_code/simple/ones"

Install ./example_code/simple/ones to share/demos/examples

(share/"demos").install "example_code/simple/ones" => "examples"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 757

def share
  prefix/"share"
end

#skip_cxxstdlib_check?Boolean

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1143

def skip_cxxstdlib_check?
  false
end

#specified_nameObject

The name specified to find this formula.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 296

def specified_name
  alias_name || name
end

#specified_pathObject

The path that was specified to find this formula.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 291

def specified_path
  alias_path || path
end

#std_cabal_v2_argsObject

Standard parameters for cabal-v2 builds.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1390

def std_cabal_v2_args
  # cabal-install's dependency-resolution backtracking strategy can
  # easily need more than the default 2,000 maximum number of
  # "backjumps," since Hackage is a fast-moving, rolling-release
  # target. The highest known needed value by a formula was 43,478
  # for git-annex, so 100,000 should be enough to avoid most
  # gratuitous backjumps build failures.
  ["--jobs=#{ENV.make_jobs}", "--max-backjumps=100000", "--install-method=copy", "--installdir=#{bin}"]
end

#std_cmake_argsObject

Standard parameters for CMake builds. Setting CMAKE_FIND_FRAMEWORK to “LAST” tells CMake to search for our libraries before trying to utilize Frameworks, many of which will be from 3rd party installs. Note: there isn’t a std_autotools variant because autotools is a lot less consistent and the standard parameters are more memorable.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1363

def std_cmake_args
  args = %W[
    -DCMAKE_C_FLAGS_RELEASE=-DNDEBUG
    -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS_RELEASE=-DNDEBUG
    -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=#{prefix}
    -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release
    -DCMAKE_FIND_FRAMEWORK=LAST
    -DCMAKE_VERBOSE_MAKEFILE=ON
    -Wno-dev
  ]

  # Avoid false positives for clock_gettime support on 10.11.
  # CMake cache entries for other weak symbols may be added here as needed.
  args << "-DHAVE_CLOCK_GETTIME:INTERNAL=0" if MacOS.version == "10.11" && MacOS::Xcode.version >= "8.0"

  # Ensure CMake is using the same SDK we are using.
  args << "-DCMAKE_OSX_SYSROOT=#{MacOS.sdk_for_formula(self).path}" if MacOS.sdk_root_needed?

  args
end

#std_go_argsObject

Standard parameters for Go builds.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1385

def std_go_args
  ["-trimpath", "-o", bin/name]
end

#std_meson_argsObject

Standard parameters for meson builds.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1401

def std_meson_args
  ["--prefix=#{prefix}", "--libdir=#{lib}"]
end

#supersedes_an_installed_formula?Boolean

Is this formula the target of an alias used to install an old formula?

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1271

def supersedes_an_installed_formula?
  old_installed_formulae.any?
end

#system(cmd, *args) ⇒ Object

To call out to the system, we use the system method and we prefer you give the args separately as in the line below, otherwise a subshell has to be opened first.

system "./bootstrap.sh", "--arg1", "--prefix=#{prefix}"

For CMake we have some necessary defaults in #std_cmake_args:

system "cmake", ".", *std_cmake_args

If the arguments given to configure (or make or cmake) are depending on options defined above, we usually make a list first and then use the args << if <condition> to append to:

args = ["--with-option1", "--with-option2"]

# Most software still uses `configure` and `make`.
# Check with `./configure --help` what our options are.
system "./configure", "--disable-debug", "--disable-dependency-tracking",
                      "--disable-silent-rules", "--prefix=#{prefix}",
                      *args # our custom arg list (needs `*` to unpack)

# If there is a "make", "install" available, please use it!
system "make", "install"


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1922

def system(cmd, *args)
  verbose = Homebrew.args.verbose?
  verbose_using_dots = Homebrew::EnvConfig.verbose_using_dots?

  # remove "boring" arguments so that the important ones are more likely to
  # be shown considering that we trim long ohai lines to the terminal width
  pretty_args = args.dup
  unless verbose
    case cmd
    when "./configure"
      pretty_args -= %w[--disable-dependency-tracking --disable-debug --disable-silent-rules]
    when "cmake"
      pretty_args -= std_cmake_args
    when "go"
      pretty_args -= std_go_args
    end
  end
  pretty_args.each_index do |i|
    pretty_args[i] = "import setuptools..." if pretty_args[i].to_s.start_with? "import setuptools"
  end
  ohai "#{cmd} #{pretty_args * " "}".strip

  @exec_count ||= 0
  @exec_count += 1
  logfn = format("#{logs}/#{active_log_prefix}%02<exec_count>d.%<cmd_base>s",
                 exec_count: @exec_count,
                 cmd_base:   File.basename(cmd).split(" ").first)
  logs.mkpath

  File.open(logfn, "w") do |log|
    log.puts Time.now, "", cmd, args, ""
    log.flush

    if verbose
      rd, wr = IO.pipe
      begin
        pid = fork do
          rd.close
          log.close
          exec_cmd(cmd, args, wr, logfn)
        end
        wr.close

        if verbose_using_dots
          last_dot = Time.at(0)
          while buf = rd.gets
            log.puts buf
            # make sure dots printed with interval of at least 1 min.
            next unless (Time.now - last_dot) > 60

            print "."
            $stdout.flush
            last_dot = Time.now
          end
          puts
        else
          while buf = rd.gets
            log.puts buf
            puts buf
          end
        end
      ensure
        rd.close
      end
    else
      pid = fork { exec_cmd(cmd, args, log, logfn) }
    end

    Process.wait(pid)

    $stdout.flush

    unless $CHILD_STATUS.success?
      log_lines = Homebrew::EnvConfig.fail_log_lines

      log.flush
      if !verbose || verbose_using_dots
        puts "Last #{log_lines} lines from #{logfn}:"
        Kernel.system "/usr/bin/tail", "-n", log_lines, logfn
      end
      log.puts

      require "system_config"
      require "build_environment"

      env = ENV.to_hash

      SystemConfig.dump_verbose_config(log)
      log.puts
      Homebrew.dump_build_env(env, log)

      raise BuildError.new(self, cmd, args, env)
    end
  end
end

#to_sObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 1348

def to_s
  name
end

#update_head_versionObject



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 376

def update_head_version
  return unless head?
  return unless head.downloader.is_a?(VCSDownloadStrategy)
  return unless head.downloader.cached_location.exist?

  path = if ENV["HOMEBREW_ENV"]
    ENV["PATH"]
  else
    ENV["HOMEBREW_PATH"]
  end

  with_env(PATH: path) do
    head.version.update_commit(head.downloader.last_commit)
  end
end

#varObject

The directory where the formula’s variable files should be installed. This directory is not inside the HOMEBREW_CELLAR so it persists across upgrades.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 817

def var
  HOMEBREW_PREFIX/"var"
end

#versionObject

The version for the currently active SoftwareSpec. The version is autodetected from the URL and/or tag so only needs to be declared if it cannot be autodetected correctly.

See Also:



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 374

delegate version: :active_spec

#versioned_formula?Boolean

If this is a @-versioned formula.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)


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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 398

def versioned_formula?
  name.include?("@")
end

#versioned_formulaeObject

Returns any @-versioned formulae for an non-@-versioned formula.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 403

def versioned_formulae
  return [] if versioned_formula?

  Pathname.glob(path.to_s.gsub(/\.rb$/, "@*.rb")).map do |path|
    Formula[path.basename(".rb").to_s]
  rescue FormulaUnavailableError
    nil
  end.compact.sort_by(&:version).reverse
end

#with_logging(log_type) ⇒ Object

Runs a block with the given log type in effect for its duration



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 885

def with_logging(log_type)
  old_log_type = @active_log_type
  @active_log_type = log_type
  yield
ensure
  @active_log_type = old_log_type
end

#xcodebuild(*args) ⇒ Object

Run xcodebuild without Homebrew’s compiler environment variables set.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 2079

def xcodebuild(*args)
  removed = ENV.remove_cc_etc
  system "xcodebuild", *args
ensure
  ENV.update(removed)
end

#zsh_completionObject

The directory where the formula’s ZSH completion files should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 849

def zsh_completion
  share/"zsh/site-functions"
end

#zsh_functionObject

The directory where the formula’s ZSH function files should be installed. This is symlinked into HOMEBREW_PREFIX after installation or with brew link for formulae that are not keg-only.



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# File 'brew/Library/Homebrew/formula.rb', line 825

def zsh_function
  share/"zsh/site-functions"
end