How to install Inkscape in Mac OS without facing any installation errors?!
For my blog & social media, creatives, especially vector images, plays a significant part.
Although I don’t create these vectors from the ground up, I always download free vectors & tinker it to suit my requirements.
Inkscape is my favorite tool to play with the vectors. It’s simple, loaded with decent features & most importantly, it’s free.
There is one problem though!
Every time I try to install it in my MacBook Air (Oh Yeah! I am a Mac guy!), it’s like solving a riddle. I wondered why such a lovely tool is making it difficult to install it.
I recently got a new Mac from my office. For one of my LinkedIn posts, I need to edit the vector. So, I tried to download & install it.
According to the official release note, you have to just execute the below command to install Inkscape.
$ brew install caskformula/caskformula/inkscape
Easy right! Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
When you execute the command in Mac OS, you usually get this error.
Updating Homebrew...==> Tapping caskformula/caskformulaCloning into '/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/caskformula/homebrew-caskformula'...remote: Enumerating objects: 78, done.remote: Total 78 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 78Unpacking objects: 100% (78/78), done.Error: Invalid formula: /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/caskformula/homebrew-caskformula/Formula/inkscape.rbinkscape: "cxx11" is not a recognized standardError: Cannot tap caskformula/caskformula: invalid syntax in tap!
After breaking my head for a while, I decided to seek help from our savior Google!
After a few searches, the fix was turned out to be dull!
Just execute below two commands & you should be good to go!
$ brew tap homebrew/cask
$ brew cask install inkscape
Phew! Although I know it might not be an elegant & optimized solution, it worked out at last!
What life would be like if we don’t troubleshoot?! Ain’t it?!