packer (deprecated)

Install command:
brew install packer

Tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms

License: MPL-2.0

Formula JSON API: /api/formula/packer.json

Formula code: packer.rb on GitHub

Bottle (binary package) installation support provided for:

Apple Silicon sonoma
big sur
Intel sonoma
big sur
64-bit linux

Current versions:

stable 1.9.4
head ⚡️ HEAD

Depends on when building from source:

go 1.22.5 Open source programming language to build simple/reliable/efficient software
We will not accept any new packer releases in homebrew/core (with the BUSL license).
The next release will change to a non-open-source license:
See our documentation for acceptable licences:


Installs (30 days)
packer 696
packer --HEAD 2
Installs on Request (30 days)
packer 691
packer --HEAD 2
Build Errors (30 days)
packer 0
Installs (90 days)
packer 2,482
packer --HEAD 8
Installs on Request (90 days)
packer 2,453
packer --HEAD 8
Installs (365 days)
packer 20,261
packer --HEAD 46
Installs on Request (365 days)
packer 20,206
packer --HEAD 46
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