If you have a Mac, there’s a chance you use Homebrew, the “missing package manager for OS X”.
It’s by far the best package manager I’ve used those years on OS X. Not to mention the fact that its based on git. Participating to the effort of creating as many packages as possible is as simple as submitting a PR on a simple ruby file.
For example here‘s the “formula” for SonarQube that I contributed to.
On most unixes, alongside the package manager, there’s a tool to start daemon services, install and uninstall them. There was no such thing with Homebrew until
brew services command was added.
$brew services usage: [sudo] brew services [--help] <command> [<formula>] Small wrapper around `launchctl` for supported formulae, commands available: cleanup Get rid of stale services and unused plists list List all services managed by `brew services` restart Gracefully restart selected service start Start selected service stop Stop selected service Options, sudo and paths: sudo When run as root, operates on /Library/LaunchDaemons (run at boot!) Run at boot: /Library/LaunchDaemons Run at login: /Users/dgageot/Library/LaunchAgents
Want to install SonarQube on your laptop?
brew install sonar brew services start sonar
Want to install MongoDB on your laptop?
brew install mongodb brew services start mongodb
You got the pattern…