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To install meld on Mac OSX I try to run:

brew install meld

but I got the following error:

Error: No available formula for meld

What is the right way to install meld?

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you probably ought to switch out the accepted answer... –  Zach L Jan 15 at 23:10
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When this question was asked, it was not possible using Homebrew. They didn't support it yet.

There are alternative solutions to installing meld on OS X:

Use a different package manager, like Fink, which is mentioned in meld's installation manual, or MacPorts, mentioned in the issue in Homebrew's issue tracker.

You can probably also compile from source, but need to get the dependencies yourself. Installing one of the other package managers might be easier than that.

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it is now possible, see github.com/mxcl/homebrew/blob/master/Library/Formula/meld.rb –  meduz Jan 30 '13 at 8:58
    
@meduz Changed the answer. Since I mention alternatives that used to work when this question was new, I decided against deleting the answer, as it might help those with the same issue with different software. –  Daniel Beck Jan 30 '13 at 9:40
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As pointed out by @meduz in the comment above, meld now compiles file in brew (haven't tested yet), please try it first, since my original answer is much older.

Today is already possible install it using Homebrew:

brew install meld

I got a issue with pygtk, when I execute meld it says:

Couldn't bind the translation domain. Some translations won't work.
Cannot import: pygtk
No module named pygtk

I already have pygtk installed from lion, and needed to export it to work:

export PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/

Add the above line to your ~/.profile to set PYTHONPATH automatically when you open a terminal window.

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it compiles fine on the current version of homebrew, could you please edit your answer? –  meduz Jan 30 '13 at 9:00
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Note you will have to install XQuartz (from MacOS Forge) before installing Meld. –  Abhi Beckert Feb 18 '13 at 1:16
    
Note this is a lengthy install, took about 14 minutes on my (Ivy Bridge) machine. –  Steven Lu May 25 '13 at 23:42
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Note, for me, this still resulted in an error, which was addressed in this post on SuperUser: superuser.com/questions/455511/… –  Brad Parks Sep 13 '13 at 17:24
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