`homebrew` is a package manager for Mac OS X, in the spirit of Linux's `apt` or `yum`.

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Bash not working any more?

I was trying to install home brew (I am new to the command line and was following some tutorials on how to get up and running with github). So I was following this Unofficial Update Method: Compile ...
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One of my browser add-ons has now suggested I install Homebrew (and am looking for advice)

First time posting in this part of stackexchange so I'm not sure if I've quite put this in the right place (so apologies if I haven't). In short, I don't have a great IT background (I would describe ...
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OS X El Capitan: zlib is missing, breaking Haxe and pip

I upgraded to El Capitan (version 10.11 Beta 7, build 15A263e) a few days ago. Aside from issues related to permissions, everything seemed to work fine. However, when I try to run some Haxe libraries, ...
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Terminal on Mac Always Starts in PHP Process

I am on a Mac running Yosemite 10.10.4 and every time I start terminal or open a new terminal tab I am inside of an actively running php process. I must CTRL+C before I can do anything else. I don't ...
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Can't Install Homebrew on OS X Yosemite

Attempted to install Homebrew with the following command: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" Received this error: fatal: unable to access ...
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How to install itunes on osx with homebrew?

I couldn't find any itunes on homebrew to be able to install. Am I missing something? I tried: brew search itune I've got Caskroom/cask/itunes-producer Caskroom/cask/itunesscrobbler ...
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OSX Homebrew MySQL Installation Gone Bad

I'm having issues with getting mysql installed properly under homebrew. I want homebrew to manage it, and I had it installed manually using the .dmg installer beforehand. I've backed up my data into ...
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Trying to install ntfs-3g but why am I getting this error message on OSX 10.9.5?

Trying to follow directions here to write to external usb hard drive but I get the following error: brew install ntfs-3g Error: No available formula for ntfs-3g ==> Searching formulae... ==> ...
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Using homebrew how can I install multiple versions of the same software?

I'm using OSX and homebrew. I need two versions of the same software. In my case I'd like to install vim that's built with the flag --without-python --with-python3, and vim built without those flags. ...
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May I use application's auto-update function when having them installed via Homebrew Cask?

I've just found out about Homebrew Cask and I love it. Most of my applications are now installed via Cask. I'm just wondering whether I can still use an application's auto-update function because ...
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Homebrew doesn't install new apps in El Capitan

just upgraded to beta El Capitan for developers. Deniss-MBP:src me$ brew install hg Warning: You are using OS X 10.11. We do not provide support for this pre-release version. You may encounter build ...
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How to distribute a java app (jar file with bash launcher) through Brew?

I have two files: a jar file and run.sh script to run the jar. I want to run it through the Homebrew. What should I do to make it possible?
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Convert jpeg quality to 80% using automator

I want to make a automator script that goes trough a folder with subfolders and convert all .JPEG (or .JPG) to the same JPEG, but with a quality of 80%. There is no option in Automator it self like ...
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OS X 10.10.3: Apache(2.4.12) + Passenger 5.0.10 from Homebrew doesn't work

Trying to configure Snorby(ruby app) to work with Apache/2.4.12 and Passenger 5.0.10. -- I've successfully installed from homebrew apache and passenger. brew install httpd24 passenger -- Created ...
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Brew installed, linked, but not found

I just installed mtr via Homebrew, and it completed seemingly successfully (i.e., nothing unusual). MBA% mtr zsh: command not found: mtr That's odd. I figured I'd try again: MBA% brew install mtr ...
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Brew update: error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge

I'm very new to homebrew and git. I've done changes to httpd24.rb formula which is in homebrew/apache tap. (Just added the --enable-so configuration argument in the existing formula file) Now when ...
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Skype keeps disconnecting on OSX

I'm having a problem with Skype on OS X Yosemite.. after logging in Skype it keeps disconnecting... I've tried it on 2 different Macs... on multiple different networks... So basically the problem is ...
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gem install gollum on OSX 10.10.3

I get this error message when trying to install gollum on Mac OS X 10.10.3 and Macports: sudo gem install charlock_holmes -- --with-icu-dir=/opt/local ********* icu required (brew install icu4c ...
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pip not working on hombrew python 2.7 install

I've installed python using homebrew and I can't invoke pip from the bash. I've tried amending my .bash_profile to include /usr/local/bin/python and /usr local/share/python to no avail. When I use ...
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Running a recent version of a installed program

I used brew to install newer version of swig a shortcut to newer version is available in /usr/local/bin, although when I run swig in terminal the older version runs. I imagine I need to add something ...
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homebrew: Error: Could not symlink lib/gcc/4.9

I would like to install gcc with homebrew on a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.3) and ran into this: mach:gcc mh$ brew install gcc Warning: gcc-4.9.2_1 already installed, it's just not linked mach:gcc mh$ ...
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homebrew show all pinned formulas

Homebrew has command, which tells it to stop upgrading mentioned formulas: $ brew pin $FORMULA Does anyone know if there is any homebrew command which shows the list of pinned formulas?
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brew Install xdg-utils

My question is pretty basic. I'd like to use the command line xdg-open. The command line is not known to my computer (Mac OSX) so I have to install the package (not sure this is the right term) that ...
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Use specific version of package per directory with Homebrew on Mac

I often find myself switching to a specific version of a package installed with homebrew when switching projects. $ cd ~/Desktop/projects/project1 $ brew switch phantomjs 2.0.0 Cleaning ...
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Will a homebrew installation of mysql conflict with xampp or netbeans?

I had mysql installed on my OS-X machine via macports a while back. I think it ended up conflicting with something I used for a wordpress test site (something like XAMPP), and I wasn't able to ...
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How to get Fish shell and NVM both installed with Homebrew to work together?

I am trying to manage my packages for OSX using Homebrew as much a I can. I have installed both the Fish Shell and NVM using Homebrew but cannot get Fish to recognize my NVM installation. NVM ...
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installing homebrew on osx 10.6.8 with terminal

I don't use admin psswd on my MacBook, I am the only user and all installations till now go with clicking OK and leaving OS password request field empty, but with terminal - to install Homebrew - the ...
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Wireshark fails to install on OS X 10.10.3 using brew

I've encountered the following issue while installing wireshark via brew. ➜ ~ brew reinstall wireshark --with-qt5 ==> Reinstalling wireshark with --with-qt5 ==> Downloading ...
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Homebrew OpenSSL: rehash failed to verify, something is wrong

Reposted from StackOverflow Just noticed 'You have mail' in shell prompt. Here is what is says: $ mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help. "/var/mail/pain": 1 message 1 new >N 1 ...
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No available formula for “pdfunite” in Homebrew?

I am on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and I am new to Bash. I am trying to install pdfunite. I installed Homebrew and ran the following command: brew install pdfunite And I received Error: No ...
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Logs of Gnuplot for startupt?

I have now many times uninstalled and installed different gnuplots. However, now, the gnuplot with qt crashes in the startup if I simply run gnuplot -e "plot 'data.dat'" The crash occurs such ...
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Where does homebrew install Drush?

Got Homebrew installed by running: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" After some problem with line endings which I got past I think I ...
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Should I delete all these Python frameworks? (cross-post from Ask Different where nobody is answering)

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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Bower not installing on zsh

I tried both: npm -g install bower and sudo npm -g install bower The response is: zsh: command not found: bower It is not install or not being found.
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Linuxbrew $PATH error

I get the this warning when trying to run the brew doctor command. $ brew doctor Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. ./configure scripts often look for ...
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Homebrew Cask vs using dmg

Just wondering what the difference/advantage is between using Homebrew/Casks vs downloading the dmg file and moving the application onto the hard drive? I understand the original Homebrew is often ...
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Broken wine install after messing up with home-brew

I played around trying to install an old version of wine and now seem unable to get the latest or any version installed. When I do brew install wine I get brew install wine ==> Downloading ...
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How to add external library to Homebrew ffmpeg install?

I successfully installed ffmpeg through Homebrew. I want to add additional libraries/codecs. FFmpeg can be hooked up with a number of external libraries to add support for more formats. None of ...
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Can't start mongodb by launchctl on OS X Yosemite (10.10.2)

I've installed mongodb 2.4 via homebrew: brew install homebrew/versions/mongodb24 Then I've made a simlink to the config provided by homebrew: ln -sfv ...
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Cannot import module `PyQt4.QtGui`

I am using Mac OS X 10.7.5, have followed and installed the PyQt modules using the "Install homebrew" method as stated in this link but when I did a test run by typing in from PyQt4.QtGui import * I ...
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How to get thc-hydra to work from homebrew installation?

I've installed thc-hydra (brute force tool) on my OS X machine using: brew install hydra But when trying to hack the ssh password on my server I get the following error message: [ERROR] Compiled ...
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Homebrew: fixing doctor warning

I installed Homebrew in order to install a few packages on my Mac (especially for Git and an older PHP version for Yosemite) and I don't know Homebrew very well. When I run brew doctor, I get the ...
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How do I find out where brew links end up?

brew link puts symlinks all over the place. How do I find out where, for a particular package? For example, I have cairo installed via brew. brew list cairo shows me a list of installed files. When I ...
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-bash: rsvg: command not found

I installed ImageMagick brew install imagemagick --with-librsvg And installation went fine, however when I try to run imagemagick in console I see: -bash: imagemagick: command not found How can ...
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Installing the iLBC codec (libilbc) on Mac OS X for use with FFmpeg

I'm trying to use FFmpeg to encode files with the iLBC codec, e.g.: ffmpeg -i audio.wav -ar 8000 -acodec ilbc audio.lbc -y This worked fine on Windows, however on Mac OS X I'm getting the error ...
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Homebrew error in OS X. Bad interpreter: Too Many levels of symbolic links. Undefined error: 0

I've been searching for an answer to this problem for a few weeks now, and while I've seen similar problems, none that I have found have been exactly like the error I'm experiencing. I've tried ...
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Downloaded Bitcoin core from Github, getting configure error: (configure: error: libdb_cxx headers missing)

I'm following along with Andreas Antonopoulos Bitcoin book Mastering Bitcoin Chapter 3 (The Bitcoin client) I'm on a Mac and used homebrew to install the dependancies: brew install autoconf automake ...
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How to convert a Debian package into a homebrew formula?

There's a Debian package I'm interested in for which no homebrew formula yet exists. How can I convert a *.deb package file into a homebrew formula? (FWIW, the Debian package I'm interested in is ...
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Tramp Issue in Emacs 24.4 Installed through Homebrew

I recently installed Emacs 24.4 through homebrew through the command brew install emacs --cocoa I need to edit the files in a remote cluster with two step authentication. To do this I save the ...
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Force homebrew to completely reinstall wireshark

I've messed up trying to install wireshark on OSX. Here's what I did. I downloaded and installed wireshark from their website. It didn't work due to missing X11. I started to troubleshoot this, but ...