Scribus and Homebrew Cask

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Homebrew Cask

Brew Cask is a package manager for OSX that manages OSX binaries. It is built on top of the Homebrew framework.


Installing the Scribus binary via the Mac OSX Command Line


  1. Install Homebrew package manager for OSX from (Note: This step is crucial)
  2. Install Homebrew Cask binary package manager following the directions from
  3. In your favorite command line terminal application enter:
brew cask install scribus
This installs the Scribus binary in to /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom and symlinks it to ~/Applications
  • To update Scribus Cask: brew cask update Scribus
  • To uninstall Scribus Cask: brew cask uninstall Scribus (this removes the symlink and the binary from /opt)


Scribus 1.4.4 installed on OSX v10.8.5