Installing DITA-OT via Homebrew
An alternative installation method can be used to install DITA-OT via Homebrew, one of the most popular open-source package managers on macOS and Linux.
Before you begin
Update Homebrew to make sure the latest package formulas are available on your system:
$ brew update Already up-to-date.
Homebrew responds with a list of any new or updated formulæ.
Check the version of DITA-OT that is available from Homebrew:
$ brew info dita-ot dita-ot: stable 4.0.2 DITA Open Toolkit is an implementation of the OASIS DITA specification https://www.dita-ot.org/ /usr/local/Cellar/dita-ot/4.0.2 (number of files, package size) * Built from source on YYYY-MM-DD at hh:mm:ss From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/master/Formula/dita-ot.rb ==> Requirements Required: java >= 1.8 ✔
The version of the DITA-OT formula is shown, along with basic information on the package.
$ brew install dita-ot Downloading…
Homebrew will automatically download the latest version of the toolkit, install it in a subfolder of the local package Cellar and symlink the dita command to the bin subfolder of the Homebrew installation directory.
Verify the installation:
$ which dita /usr/local/bin/dita
The response confirms that the system will use the Homebrew-installed version of DITA-OT.
Check the DITA-OT version number:
$ dita --version DITA-OT version 4.0.2The DITA-OT version number appears on the console.
You can now run the dita command to transform DITA content.
- /usr/local on macOS Intel
- /opt/homebrew on macOS ARM
- /home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew on Linux