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
The steps below assume you have already installed Homebrew according to the instructions at brew.sh.
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