I have several formulas installing gems and .plist for brew services. I would like to add a formula to install an Automator .workflow in the /Library/Services or ~/Library/Services so the action will be available in Finder. Is this possible using a formula?
It’s not possible to
install files outside
This could be useful for the LLVM formula’s
--with-toolchain option. Currently, having
brew build this toolchain succeeds, but then said toolchain never becomes symbolically linked into
/Library/Developer/Toolchains/. Perhaps this could be done in a
post_install step…? (I should submit an issue for this, shouldn’t I…?) One could symlink it in manually, but then Homebrew might munge this after every
upgrade (IIRC, LLVM’s internal install directory structure repeats the version number one would get around by using
/usr/local/opt in somewhere along the path to its optional
You know, I wonder if allowing Formulas to vendor Casks would resolve the points discussed here…? A mechanism for doing that would also finally enable the complete post-deprecation removal of
brew linkapps and
brew unlinkapps if that hasn’t been done already with respect to the relevant
Such a mechanism could optionally also be used to allow some packages’ build/installation scripts that were changed from being formulas to being casks simply because their associated packages bundle one or more GUI applications to be changed back into formulas if somebody wanted to do that.