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Shrewsoft VPN Client for OS X El Capitan Saga revisited

A quick note on the subject as we have had a few reports lately that Shrewsoft VPN client package for Mac OS X (El Capitan release) was missing in main homebrew repository. That caused troubles for folks trying to use our recipe on that subject from last year. When you try to install from the homebrew repository, you would get following message:

$ brew install shrewsoft-vpn-client
Error: No available formula with the name “shrewsoft-vpn-client”
==> Searching for similarly named formulae…
Error: No similarly named formulae found.
==> Searching taps…
Error: No formulae found in taps.

It looks like the package was excluded because of “tuntap” package failing to build. Tuntap is a module that shrewsoft-vpn-client functionality depends on. If you need a copy of the pre-built shresoft-vpn-client package, please try to download using following link:

http://nubisnovem.com/files/shrewsoft-vpn-client-2.2.1.tbz2

Also, you may want to check this archive here for other modules removed from homebrew:

https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-boneyard

Update: one of visitors of our website submitted following solution in the comments:

You can get the shrewsoft-vpn-client using homebrew by tapping homebrew/boneyard and then trying to install:

brew tap homebrew/boneyard

then

brew install shrewsoft-vpn-client

nwwatson

Thank you very much, Mr. Watson.

Comments

(2)
  • Vincent
    #

    not working anymore?

    ~ ❯❯❯ brew tap homebrew/boneyard
    ==> Tapping homebrew/boneyard
    Clonage dans ‘/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-boneyard’…
    remote: Counting objects: 4, done.
    remote: Compressing objects: 100% (4/4), done.
    remote: Total 4 (delta 0), reused 4 (delta 0), pack-reused 0
    Dépaquetage des objets: 100% (4/4), fait.
    Vérification de la connectivité… fait.
    Tapped 0 formulae (27 files, 21.7KB)
    ~ ❯❯❯ brew install shrewsoft-vpn-client
    Error: No available formula with the name “shrewsoft-vpn-client”
    ==> Searching for a previously deleted formula…
    Error: No previously deleted formula found.
    ==> Searching for similarly named formulae…
    Error: No similarly named formulae found.
    ==> Searching taps…
    Error: No formulae found in taps.

  • Robert
    #

    Following the above – I eliminated the one which was found in boneyard
    but the second and last which keeps popping up is

    Error: No available formula with the name “shrewsoft-vpn-client”

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