I’ve recently had to convert from Linux to OSX as my primary workstation, work requirements and all.
It could have been much worse, I could have been forced to work on M$ Windows. ;–) Though, OSX still
takes some conversion to be amenable to the FOSS mind.
At the very least, I need one-command access to every open-source application in the world! Luckily,
Homebrew does just that for OSX,
well almost. Additionally, I need
vim and zsh with all their awesome plugins. Of course,
git is a given, and a few interpreters are also in order: PHP, Python, Node.js and Ruby.
I need Ruby to update my octopress blog!
As an added bonus, during my research, I ran across a fancy
replacement for the stock OSX Terminal.app, enter iTerm2.app.
I highly recommend trying it out! I think a descriptive analogy would be, zsh is to bash what iTerm2 is to Terminal.app.
Below are the steps it took for me feel at home.
NOTE: This entire guide assumes you do NOT have root access, this is my employer’s machine after all. However,
it DOES assume that Command Line Tools for Xcode is installed.
cd$HOME# These three lines are one, FYI. Seperated for readability# though they should execute just fine copying and pasting as 3 lines.mkdir .homebrew &&curl -L https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/tarball/master |
tar xz --strip 1 -C .homebrew
# The Essentials# Python Notes:# Mountain Lion comes with Python 2.7, however still requires workarounds for installing# python packages without root. Homebrewed Python works around all that mess outta the box.# Plus, I need python3. :-) See references below for more info:# http://docs.python-guide.org/en/latest/starting/install/osx.html# https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/wiki/Homebrew-and-Python~/.homebrew/bin/brew install git vim python python3 node npm
# Link python apps (IDLE and IDLE3) in Applications directorymkdir ~/Applications && ~/.homebrew/bin/brew linkapps
# Tap homebrew PHP repo and install~/.homebrew/bin/brew tap josegonzalez/php
~/.homebrew/bin/brew josegonzalez/php/php54-mongo josegonzalez/php/php54-xdebug
~/.homebrew/bin/brew josegonzalez/php/php54-apc josegonzalez/php/php54-mcrypt
~/.homebrew/bin/brew josegonzalez/php/phpdocumentor composer
# Setup gitgit config --global user.name <my name>
git config --global user.email <my email>
# So `git push` just pushs my branch I'm on, fails if not on remotegit config --global push.default simple
# Setup Vim with my good friend Matt's configgit clone https://github.com/MattRWallace/vimfiles.git ~/.vim
git clone https://github.com/gmarik/vundle.git ~/.vim/bundle/vundle
ln -s ~/.vim/.vimrc ~/.vimrc
vim +BundleInstall +qall
# If using background image or transparency in your terminal emulator # (like iTerm), check this out http://superuser.com/a/398928/206619# Then comment out line 19 in your .vimrc, it should look like this# Bundle 'spf13/vim-colors'# That particular vim plugin will prevent your background from being# transparent, even with color scheme edits.# zsh setup adapted from# http://ricochen.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/mac-os-x-lion-zsh-installation-with-brew-guide/~/.homebrew/bin/brew install --disable-etcdir zsh
~/.homebrew/bin/brew install zsh-completions zsh-lovers
git clone https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh.git .oh-my-zsh
cp ~/.oh-my-zsh/templates/zshrc.zsh-template ~/.zshrc
echo"unalias run-helpautoload run-helpHELPDIR=$HOME/.homebrew/share/zsh/helpfilesfpath=($HOME/.homebrew/share/zsh-completions $fpath)" >> ~/.zshrc
echo"if [ -x ~/.homebrew/bin/zsh ]; then exec ~/.homebrew/bin/zsh -l; fi" > ~/.profile
echo"export PATH='$HOME/.rvm/bin:$HOME/.homebrew/sbin:$HOME/.homebrew/bin:$HOME/.bin:$PATH'export EDITOR='$HOME/.homebrew/bin/vim'" > ~/.zprofile
# Lets enter our new awesome Z shell~/.homebrew/bin/zsh -l
# Setup RVM for Octopress adapted from:# http://thomasrieder.github.io/blog/2012/09/23/octopress-and-mountain-lion/curl -L https://get.rvm.io | zsh -s stable
rvm pkg install iconv
rvm install 1.9.3 --with-gcc=clang --with-iconv-dir=$rvm_path/usr
rvm use 1.9.3
# Looks dangerous, but if it's a new OSX install, you're not missing anythingrm -f .bash*
# Get previous octopress install and setup it up on new machine# or use git clone git://github.com/imathis/octopress.git for new installgit clone git://github.com/<yourUser>/<yourOctopress>.git Projects/blog
gem install bundler
# or use `rake install` for new install to create branches anewgit checkout -b source origin/source
# if you have custom domain, fix your _config.yml as # `rake setup_github_pages` changes your domain to <user>.github.iovim _config.yml
Icing on the Cake
Though this final peice of software is not required for the FOSS mind, it is required for my FOSS mind.
Eloquent is the best Bible software I’ve found for OSX. It runs natively
written in Objective-C, just as it’s Linux counterpart Xiphos run natively written in C.