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

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How to determine which brew package provides a given file?

Is there a way to figure out which brew package provides a given file (like apt-file on Ubuntu or pgkfile on Arch)? I'm not talking about querying which locally installed package owns a file on my ...
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Switch from ZSH to default OS X

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13476232/make-iterm2-launch-with-zsh I used chsh -s /bin/zsh as described above to set zsh as default. I'd like to switch back to default standard terminal that ...
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Can't use homebrew installed git

I'm encountering a really weird issue when I try to use the latest version of git I just installed via homebrew. which git is pointing me to the homebrew install, but calling git returns the original ...
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Tesseract couldn't load any languages

Running tesseract makebox command produced me the following error Error opening data file /opt/local/share/tessdata/eng.traineddata Please make sure the TESSDATA_PREFIX environment variable is set to ...
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Tesseract OCR : Unsupported image type

I converted the PDF to TIF file using the following commands on terminal convert -density 300 -depth 4 lang.font-name.exp0.pdf lang.font-name.exp0.tif convert lang.font-name.exp0.tif -colorspace rgb ...
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Homebrew App Not Using Python Package

I installed duply using Homebrew and tried to create a backup to Google Drive. Doing so results in the following error: BackendException: Google Docs backend requires Google Data APIs Python ...
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How can I browse through Homebrew's formulae according to popularity (# downloads all time)?

Though I can easily find an alphabetical list of all available formulae, there seems to be no resource online, including at Brew's Github, or seemingly anywhere where I'm able to browse through ...
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How can I remove anything related to python aside from the default installation on os x mavericks?

I have a really messed up python installation. I have the preinstalled version of python that comes with os x mavericks. then I installed the homebrew version with brew install python. Then I ...
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Can I delete .dylibs in usr/lib after uninstalling Homebrew?

I am in the process of uninstalling Homebrew from my Mac Lion 10.7.5. I see that there are 181 .dylibs in the Macintosh HD/usr/lib folder that has the same "date created" when I installed Homebrew. ...
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Issue with RVM conflicting with Brew?

Please bare with me as I am not an expert on bash. In fact I'm fairly new to OSX < 1 year. I ultimately would like your help to get my system configured optimally, thus removing unnecessary tools. ...
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How to delete python interpreters

So, I made a few bummers while installing latest version of Python. Somehow I have managed to install Python more than once, and now I have several Python interpreters lying around (at least I have a ...
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Trouble installing Homebrew “curl: (2) Failed initialization”

When I run the command to install homebrew on Mac OSX 10.7, namely ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)", I get curl: (2) Failed initialization. Searching ...
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change gtk-based wireshark to qt based one in homebrew

I have install wireshark on OSX using homebrew: brew install wireshark --with-gtk+ However, now I want a qt-based version, and I am supposed to do brew install wireshark --qt There is doubt homebrew ...
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brew install gettext, should i force link it?

I am doing some web development and the translation engine requires gettext. Should I force link it? $ django-admin.py makemessages -l es CommandError: Can't find xgettext. Make sure you have GNU ...
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brew install encfs - script stalls

I'm trying to install Encfs on OS X 10.9. The installation seems to stuck on the last step in the following script: bash-3.2$ brew install encfs ==> Installing dependencies for encfs: boost, osxfuse ...
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Restore Mac preinstalled Python to standard

I have been hacking away at getting packages to work in my initial coding stages. I only recently stumbled upon virtualenv and found the need to install Python using Homebrew. I have installed ...
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How does one change the editor that brew uses?

When I run brew edit _some_formula_, it opens up vim. I tried changing the $EDITOR variable of my terminal to emacs, but it still uses vim. How can I change the editor that brew uses when calling brew ...
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Homebrew and RVM bickering

Homebrew requires /usr/local/bin to appear before other binary directories in PATH RVM wants to be sourced last The bottom part of my .zshrc: Alternative 1: export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH [[ -s ...
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How can I get Homebrew and MAMP (Pro) to play nicely together?

I am using MAMP Pro for most of my local application development and am trying to install ruby , etc via homebrew however homebrew will give me the following warning: Warning: "config" scripts exist ...
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Uninstall Homebrew completely, which isn't located at the standard /usr/local location

When I installed rvm a while back, it installed Homebrew, without asking. It was not installed in the standard /usr/local location but to the user home directory ~. This hadn't been a problem (aside ...
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ImageMagick 'convert' Doesn't Convert JPG to PNG

I'm trying to convert a JPEG to a PNG using ImageMagick. Should be easy, right? What am I doing wrong? ╭ ~/tmp2 ilesm@mb-ilesm.local ╰ % convert -version ...
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Homebrew is not installing on Mavericks

git fetch is failing during installation of homebrew. Has anyone seen this before? Here's the transcript. I've tried removing /usr/local in its entirety, I still get this problem the next time ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks Upgrade Selectively Clears /usr/local/bin

I had been holding off on upgrading to Mavericks for fear that it would break thinks and it seems my fears came true. I had a stock Homebrew install with lots of compiled tools linked to ...
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Mavericks: managing paths when using homebrew

I do not have a firm grasp of how paths work. I did a clean install of python with homebrew and had to mess around with the paths, but I am worried that they are not correct as stands. which python ...
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Exact location of usr/local

I can't seem to find the exact location of usr/local on OS X. I want to install homebrew because I installed it in a bad way and want do do a reinstall. Homebrew recommends installing in usr/local ...
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Python IDLE won't launch - (Using MAC 10.8.5 /Python and UNIX noobie)

Months ago, I installed Python 2.7 on my MacBook Pro (OS 10.8.5) and was using IDLE to run programs for classes I was taking on Udacity. One morning IDLE would no longer start, it would just bounce ...
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Install octave with homebrew get NO GUI

I have installed Octave with homebrew. Now if I launch from the terminal the command octave it get me a shell but now a gui: ~ octave GNU Octave, version 3.8.0 Copyright (C) 2013 John W. Eaton and ...
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How can I fix a partial Homebrew installation OSX 10.9?

Im new to command line stuff and I was trying to install Homebrew in order to install gstreamer on my Mac. I was following instructions and got to the point where brew doctor gave me a list of errors ...
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Homebrew, spotlight and upgrading software under /usr/bin/

My OS X comes with a version of git installed in /usr/bin. However, this version is older than the official stable one. I would like to upgrade it. Can I use Homebrew to upgrade this version? Or ...
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I accidentally deleted nano on my Mac OS, how can I restore it?

I had to copy the binary version of nano to my dev server -- and I accidentally deleted my local copy of nano in the process. I tried to recompile nano from the original site, but now whenever I'm ...
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Homebrew does not completely uninstall nginx

I installed yesterday nginx on my machine using brew install nginx Today I would like to remove the software, therefore I tried brew uninstall nginx which has been correctely executed. In fact ...
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What is the djvu2pdf.rb in Homebrew?

I recently downloaded a textbook as a .djvu file (sighs, not a pdf. wth is this). I found a way to view it and a way to convert it on the internet (cool). Recently however, I downloaded homebrew for ...
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How to brew install a formula using local copy of source instead of the formula's url?

I'd like to install a formula using a local copy (put in the homebrew caches) instead of trying to download the url. In the case where the formula's url is not reachable from the device. (How to use ...
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How can we “persuade” fink, port, & brew to coexist in parallel on OSX Mavericks?

We like to use brew, but it doesn't have a lot of gnome toolset formulae, and we can install a gnome-terminal very quickly with FinkCommander. We've built various parts of gnome from scratch, but ...
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Managing Subversion installs on OS X

I'm fairly new to OS X. I've updated SVN on my Mac using Homebrew. I now have a copy of svn in /usr/bin (v1.7.10) and a copy in /usr/local/bin (v1.8.5). This copy is a symlink to ...
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How to use homebrew to install scripts

I have some git repos that have scripts in them (bash and ruby). Is there a way to use homebrew to tap those repos and install those scripts to /usr/local/bin? If so, how do I need to set them up? ...
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How can I customise grc (generic colouriser) with Homebrew?

I've installed grc through Homebrew on Mavericks. I can't quite understand the readme. What I want to do, for example, is have the terminal output colourise the number at the start of each line when I ...
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Installing ffmpeg through Homebrew with options fails

Trying to install ffmpeg on osx 10.8.5 using homebrew. If I perform a default install without optional stuff it installs just fine. But if I want to add an optional component it fails with the ...
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Can't find zlib when installing other libs with brew

I'm new to both *nix and brew. I tried to install many things with Homebrew, but it always said: configure: error: *** Working zlib library and headers not found *** Then I tried install zlib ...
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Homebrew with custom CFLAGS

How do I compile some specific package with my custom CFLAGS? Other searches suggest that I should just edit the formula by hand but I don't want to do because I want a solution that easily works in ...
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install GNU m4 1.4 or later on OSX

I'm interested to install GNU m4 1.4 or later into /usr/bin/, I installed Homebrew, like this, ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)", to be able to insall bfgminer, but when ...
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which command doesn't work after uninstalling fink

I was trying to install something using homebrew.. so it complained that I had more than one package manager (either macports or fink).. so I followed fink's uninstall instructions which instructed me ...
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Errors installing ocaml using homebrew on OS X

I'm trying to install objective-ocaml on my Mac to compile another application (Unison) I would like to install however I'm getting errors doing so. imrans-mac:/ Imran$ brew doctor Warning: You ...
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can Homebrew be used on a Centos computer

I just installed Centos 6.4 minimal on an old computer with an internet connection threw my iMac. Set it up as a development server. Installments required: Nginx, Apache, PHP-5, Mysql, Redis, Mongodb ...
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Install octave using homebrew

I found a blog on how to do this here https://www.nesono.com/node/356 but when I do brew install octave I get Error: No available formula for octave I am on Mountain Lion 10.8.5
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Installing aria2 on OS X using Homebrew fails

I have been a Linux user for a long time now mainly using Debian based systems. Recently I also bought a 15" MacBooK Pro with Retina Display and now, I am trying to install my lovely command line ...
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Package cairo was not found in the pkg-config search path

On Mac OS X 1.7.5 / Lion I am trying to install cairo package using homebrew brew install cairo => PASSED ==> Downloading http://cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.12.16.tar.xz Already ...
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Using git-gui on Mac with Homebrew

I have Git installed with Homebrew. However, git-gui doesn't seem to come stock in /usr/local/bin. This answer suggests I should create an alias to usr/local/git/libexec/git-core/git-gui, but this ...
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Warning: Unbrewed dylibs were found in /usr/local/lib

When I enter the command brew doctor I get the error below. This this something to worry about? Im very new to command line stuff. Im using homebrew to install Drush (for Drupal). Last login: Wed ...
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Understanding homebrew 'no-sudo' philosophy and questioning FAQ

Having fresh install of OS X, I decided to install python package manager in proper way. So I started googling and found homebrew is the best way. Now I got two questions: from homebrew FAQ: ...