Homebrew

After releasing to GitHub, GoReleaser can generate and publish a homebrew-tap recipe into a repository that you have access to.

The brew section specifies how the formula should be created. You can check the Homebrew documentation and the formula cookbook for more details.

# .goreleaser.yml
brew:
  # Name template of the recipe
  # Default to project name
  name: myproject

  # Repository to push the tap to.
  github:
    owner: user
    name: homebrew-tap

  # Template for the url.
  # Default is "https://github.com/<repo_owner>/<repo_name>/releases/download/{{ .Tag }}/{{ .ArtifactName }}"
  url_template: "http://github.mycompany.com/foo/bar/releases/{{ .Tag }}/{{ .ArtifactName }}"

  # Allows you to set a custom download strategy.
  # Default is empty.
  download_strategy: GitHubPrivateRepositoryReleaseDownloadStrategy

  # Allows you to add a custom require_relative at the top of the formula template
  # Default is empty
  custom_require: custom_download_strategy

  # Git author used to commit to the repository.
  # Defaults are shown.
  commit_author:
    name: goreleaserbot
    email: [email protected]

  # Folder inside the repository to put the formula.
  # Default is the root folder.
  folder: Formula

  # Caveats for the user of your binary.
  # Default is empty.
  caveats: "How to use this binary"

  # Your app's homepage.
  # Default is empty.
  homepage: "https://example.com/"

  # Your app's description.
  # Default is empty.
  description: "Software to create fast and easy drum rolls."

  # Setting this will prevent goreleaser to actually try to commit the updated
  # formula - instead, the formula file will be stored on the dist folder only,
  # leaving the responsibility of publishing it to the user.
  # If set to auto, the release will not be uploaded to the homebrew tap
  # in case there is an indicator for prerelease in the tag e.g. v1.0.0-rc1
  # Default is false.
  skip_upload: true

  # Custom block for brew.
  # Can be used to specify alternate downloads for devel or head releases.
  # Default is empty.
  custom_block: |
    head "https://github.com/some/package.git"
    ...

  # Packages your package depends on.
  dependencies:
    - git
    - zsh

  # Packages that conflict with your package.
  conflicts:
    - svn
    - bash

  # Specify for packages that run as a service.
  # Default is empty.
  plist: |
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    ...

  # So you can `brew test` your formula.
  # Default is empty.
  test: |
    system "#{bin}/program --version"
    ...

  # Custom install script for brew.
  # Default is 'bin.install "program"'.
  install: |
    bin.install "program"
    ...

Learn more about the name template engine.

By defining the brew section, GoReleaser will take care of publishing the Homebrew tap. Assuming that the current tag is v1.2.3, the above configuration will generate a program.rb formula in the Formula folder of user/homebrew-tap repository:

class Program < Formula
  desc "How to use this binary"
  homepage "https://github.com/user/repo"
  url "https://github.com/user/repo/releases/download/v1.2.3/program_v1.2.3_macOs_64bit.zip"
  version "v1.2.3"
  sha256 "9ee30fc358fae8d248a2d7538957089885da321dca3f09e3296fe2058e7fff74"

  depends_on "git"
  depends_on "zsh"

  def install
    bin.install "program"
  end
end

Important“: Note that GoReleaser does not yet generate a valid homebrew-core formula. The generated formulas are meant to be published as homebrew taps, and in their current form will not be accepted in any of the official homebrew repositories.

Last updated by Andrew Hamilton on January 30, 2019.