We have set up a new formula that ships the release candidate 3 version of MRtrix3 via homebrew’s package manager without the need to re-compile it from scratch. Before we officially support this method of installation, we’d like to test it on a more diverse set of systems than we have at our disposal. If you use homebrew and want to give this a spin, please report back if it works or if you encounter are any issues. The installation should be as simple as
brew tap MRtrix3/mrtrix3 && brew unlink mrtrix3; brew install mrtrix3_0rc3
and take no more than a couple of minutes. Please let us know the output of these commands if homebrew starts building MRtrix3 from scratch instead of just extracting the binaries.
To test the installation, you can run
brew test --verbose mrtrix3_0rc3
and opening mrview is a good idea as well. Just make sure to use the correct version:
ls -la `which mrview` lrwxr-xr-x 1 mp admin 53 May 14 18:47 /usr/local/bin/mrview -> ../Cellar/mrtrix3_0rc3/3.0_RC3-0-g57e351eb/bin/mrview
To go back to your previous installation, uninstall the RC3 version and re-link the previous version:
brew uninstall mrtrix3_0rc3; brew link mrtrix3
Thanks for helping out!