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

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How can I find all installable versions with brew?

Suppose I have a component foo that has versions 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1 and 3.0 available. Suppose I have installed version 2.1. How do I tell brew to get the latest version in the 2.x line but not 3.0? Is ...
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Inconsistency in the installation of GCC and MPICH2 using brew

I just installed GCC 4.9.1 on Mac OS X 10.9.4 successfully via: brew install gcc After that, I installed MPICH2 successfully via: brew install mpich2 but in the end of the installation I got the ...
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I broke grep, and I need it to work in order to configure X11 (XQuartz) to run Wireshark. How can I mend it?

This was an X-post from apple.se, now deleted there, since it hadn't attracted any sufficient help. I need to work with Wireshark for my Web Programming class, so any help will be most appreciated. ...
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When downloaded code from SourceForge does not reflect the latest edits, what could be the issue and how can I solve it?

In the following sourceforge hosted libdc1394 library, Damien Douxchamps correctly added some lines of code to /usb/control.c on 2014-3-6. The latest 2.2.2 package of this library, was modified and ...
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Installing Homebrew on OSX 10.9

I am trying to install Homebrew with this commands: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" # Add Homebrews binary path to the front of the $PATH echo 'export ...
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brew install gcc48 fails on os10.9

I tried to install the gcc on brew and it fails. I am tring to find the configure dir... ohad@Macintosh-2:/Volumes/fiverr_dev$ brew install gcc48 Warning: You seem to have osx-gcc-installer ...
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brew link error - installing freetype for Circos

I am wanting to use Circos and have been following a tutorial on how to do the initial setup. (http://kylase.github.io/CircosAPI/os-x-installation-guide/) I went to use: $brew install freetype and ...
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SSL certificate error attempting to download Homebrew?

I've been trying to download and install Homebrew for my Mac (OS 10.9.4) using the install script on the home page, but the download fails with a SSL certificate error (see log below). I understand ...
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Questions on compiling homebrew php with postgres support on Mavericks

I recently upgraded to Mavericks on my MacBook Pro and a few things broke in the process. One of these was the ability to load a drupal page that sits on a postgres database. I get this message on a ...
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Choose which binary is default binary on Mac OS X Mavericks

I have installed the latest SVN 1.8 via homebrew on my Mac. However now If I run svn --version I get back that I have 1.7. Next thinng I run which -a svn which then shows me I have it twice: ...
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brew install gcc /Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

I'm doing a clean install of Mavericks, and accidentally did brew install gcc which is taking over half an hour, maybe more. Should I terminate it? I know now that I should have installed a ...
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make error during Homebrew Installing Apache 2.4 on Mavericks

Having an issue using Homebrew to install Apache 2.4 on OSX 10.9. The tap I'm using is homebrew/apache (and also homebrew/dupes to provide apr and apr-util). Specifically, during the make install ...
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brew/mongodb doesn't stop when I close terminal

I installed mongodb with brew and I didn't load the launchctl plist. When I run the mongod command to start the server in foreground and suddenly close my iTerm the mongodb process stays up and I ...
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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 ...