#127 closed defect (fixed)

Installation unsucessfull (Mac)

Reported by: Fernando Owned by: Olly Betts
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Other Version: 1.4.1
Keywords: Cc:


brew tap survex/survex https://git.survex.com/homebrew-survex

Returns "Error: Tap survex/survex remote mismatch. git://git.survex.com/homebrew-survex != https://git.survex.com/homebrew-survex"

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by Olly Betts

Is this a first install, or was it installed before?

I don't understand where it's getting git://git.survex.com/homebrew-survex from - it's an alternate way to access the same repo, but less good as the connection is not encrypted so potentially someone could intercept the connection and return a different repo contents to you. Since homebrew runs scripts from the repo, that's not good. It's also more likely to hit problems with firewalls, whereas a firewall can't realistically block https: or else web browsing won't work, and it can't intercept it and mess with the contents in unhelpful ways because of the encryption.

I checked the repo history and we've never advertised the git: URL.

Perhaps this will help:

brew tap --custom-remote survex/survex ​https://git.survex.com/homebrew-survex

If not, can you check what this says:

brew tap-info survex/survex

comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by Olly Betts

I've just updated the homebrew repo to Survex 1.4.1, though this looks like a problem before it gets to actually installing anything.

comment:3 Changed 13 months ago by Olly Betts

Any feedback?

Perhaps originally you omitted the https: part:

brew tap survex/survex ​git.survex.com/homebrew-survex

If homebrew assumed git:// when no scheme was given that would probably explain this.

comment:4 Changed 13 months ago by Olly Betts

Milestone: 1.4.2

comment:5 Changed 13 months ago by Olly Betts

You could also try removing the tap and then adding it back making sure it's with the https:// explicit:

brew untap --force survex/survex
brew tap survex/survex ​https://git.survex.com/homebrew-survex

There's now a new Survex release and an updated homebrew package (notably it uses the newer homebrew wxwidgets package instead of the old wxmac package), but your problem isn't with installing the package as far as I can see.

comment:6 Changed 13 months ago by Olly Betts

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fernando replied by email:

It worked!!!

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