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

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How Does Homebrew Add Things to My Environment?

OS X 10.11.5. I'm new to OS X and Ruby. I used homebrew to install chruby and ruby-install, then used these to install Ruby and Rails. Later I installed RubyMine. I like it, but it does not support ...
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After npm install -g, command still not found?

I don't know what's going on, but none of my installed node packages are actually registered. npm and node work fine, but if I sudo npm install -g ffmpeg or brew, they're listed at ...
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How do I move / install Homebrew onto my Mac user account? Another user set it up

I have a Mac on Mavericks that was set up by a different user. He set up Homebrew under his account, but when I type brew on my login I get ...
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Unbound DNS: Troubleshooting/Resolving Unbound Configuration Problems?

     Every time I try to launch the Unbound DNS server via Homebrew Services with the command 'sudo brew services start unbound,' I start seeing log entries of the following ...
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Homebrew: installed sleepwatcher, wanted to run suggested service command, got “Formula not installed”

I installed sleepwatcher using Homebrew. Everything worked well as it seems, here's the output: josh@Macbuech:~/Documents/Work/Access4All/projects/a4aa2/src$ brew install sleepwatcher ==> ...
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Install gnumeric 1.12.9 on mac

I need to install an older version of gnumeric on my mac, but it seems that brew only supports the latest version (currently 1.12.27). brew versions gnumeric doesn't work any more, and if I do git ...
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Can't use brew version PHP

Here's my .profile And here's what happens when I run php. Am I missing something? Did I do something wrong in my profile? How come when I run the php command my OS X runs the system PHP ...
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Homebrew determine which directory binaries will be installed in

How do you detect the directory where homebrew installs binaries, (assuming that brew itself is on your path) My hunch is to parse the output of brew --env $ brew --env returns the following on my ...
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Why doesn't home-brew correctly configure my python installation?

I installed python 2.7.11 using home-brew on my OS X EI Captain. Note that EI Captain shipped with python 2.7.10 already. However, it seems like the install done by home-brew did't correctly configure ...
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MongoDB homebrew launchctl not working (OS X El Capitan)

Steps: brew update brew install mongodb ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/mongodb/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mongodb.plist mongo Output: MongoDB shell ...
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Home-brew hanging for at least one hour, stuck while installing

Kuns-MacBook-Pro:~ kunzhou$ brew install rstudio-server ==> Installing rstudio-server from homebrew/science ==> Installing dependencies for ...
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Download 32bit OpenSSL using HomeBrew on 64bit Mac

I have a 64 bit Mac I have a 32 bit app 32bit app needs OpenSSL I have tried point it OpenSSL downloaded by HomeBrew, but it fails After having eliminated all other causes as well as possible, I ...
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Trying to understtand Homebrew OpenSSL on OS X

When I download OpenSSL through Homebrew this is what I get: openssl-1.0.2g accordingly to home brew cmd line interface placed in /usr/local/Cellar/openssl/1.0.2/lib/ lib files in above directory ...
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brew services httpd22 and postgresql shown as started, but can not be connected to

Earlier I was successfully using VM Fusion with CentOS Linux VM for web development needs. However now I would like to switch to homebrew package manager. So I have installed it and then run the ...
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Fixing homebrew path

i'm learning python and most tutorials recommend to install python using homebrew so i installed homebrew then i wrote brew install python which should overwrite osx python 2.7.10 with 2.7.11 ...
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I am getting “ln: /usr/local/bin/<Cask>: Permission denied” when trying to install some casks

I have installed Homebrew and Cask to my machine, and it has worked for some things. But I sometimes get an error saying ==> ln: /usr/local/bin/<Cask name>: Permission denied Error: Command ...
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Homebrew installation

I installed homebrew, because I wanted to install ruby. I also installed rbenv and than tried to change the ruby version to 2.2.2. But I can't do any command on my terminal now. For example when I ...
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What does the --force option do in homebrew?

I often see programmers recomend using the --force option when removing a homebrew package: brew remove <package> --force. Why is the --force option available? What does it effect in the ...
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Running `pip` gives 'command not found' after successful Python homebrew install

To preface, I am very bad with the terminal, please be patient with me. when I run pip I get: zsh: command not found: pip I have installed Python 2.7.11 with brew, which should allow pip to work ...
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Brew cask uinstall does not remove installed cask

I've installed cask via brew cask install and I would like to remove it, however, brew cask uninstall cannot find it: me-bash-3.2:/$ brew cask list macdown me-bash-3.2:/$ brew cask uninstall macdown ...
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Can't import python module in .vimrc

So, I decided to try out powerline in vim, and for that reason I installed pypy using brew. I installed macvim as well and it is compiled with python support. Following powerline installation ...
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Where does brew install docbook-xsl?

docbook-xsl is installed via brew but not found: $ brew --version Homebrew 0.9.5 (git revision 9107a; last commit 2016-01-19) $ brew install docbook-xsl Warning: docbook-xsl-1.78.1_1 already ...
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Brew update MySQL-Client fails lib_boost

I have a problem updating and i think the same appears during installation of the MySQL-Client. I have installed the MySQL-Client over Homebrew. It was working until the last version was released. Now ...
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Prevent frequent compilation in Homebrew

homebrew doctor warns me to keep an updated homebrew database and packages, telling me this: You haven't updated for at least 24 hours, this is a long time in brewland! However, when I try to ...
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Issues installing development tools to Ubuntu: curl: (35) Unknown SSL protocol error

I am attempting to download both Node.js with Linuxbrew, and RVM to an Ubuntu VM. Linuxbrew installs fine, but when I try to install Node.js with it, or RVM, I get this error: curl: (35) Unknown SSL ...
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Problems with libpng and Mac OS X

I keep getting the same error while trying to run an app which uses opencv: dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libpng15.15.dylib Referenced from: /usr/local/lib/libopencv_highgui.2.4.8.dylib ...
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“Could not create unix socket lock file” with MySQL 5.7.10 on OS X 10.11.2

I've been trying to install MySQL 5.7 on OS X El Capitan using Homebrew, however when it came to getting the server up and running, I cannot seem to get a lock file created. When I run mysqld_safe, ...
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brew doctor errors - safe to remove files?

It seems that I made a mess as the brew doctor returns a number of errors: brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an ...
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“Operation not permitted” error; unable to install Homebrew on Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)

I can't install Homebrew on my OS X 10.9 MacBook Pro, despite searching the Internet in various ways (including searching for the error message). Here's what happens: greggs-mbp-7:local gr$ ruby -e ...
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Installing QGIS using homebrew on El Capitan

So I have been trying to install QGIS using homebrew on El Cap for a while now, but with very limited succes (I installed it once without any of the extras; --with-grass7 --with-saga-gis --with-orfeo ...
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How to I build/compile the latest FFmpeg snapshot for OS X?

How do I compile FFmpeg for OS X in a way that is equivalent to the Homebrew release with these settings? brew install ffmpeg --with-fdk-aac --with-ffplay --with-freetype --with-libass --with-libquvi ...
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MacVim.app doesnt open any edit windows

i installed macvim with brew install macvim brew link macvim brew linkapps i am on os x el capitan, but had same problem on yosemite if i go to /usr/local/Cellar/macvim/7.4-80/bin and execute ...
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Got warning message when running brew list

When I run brew list on my Mac OS X EI Capitan, it will always give me errors message like this -- $ brew list /bin/sh: __rvm_ruby_string_find: line 8: syntax error near unexpected token `(' /bin/sh: ...
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How to convert a mov to a gif without loosing quality [duplicate]

I am trying to convert a mov I have created by recording my screen with Quicktime (I am running Mac OS El Capitan) but the result is far from perfect. I am using ffmpeg (installed using homebrew) but ...
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Compiling pinfo on OS X

I would like to install pinfo on my Mac for reading info files, instead of using the bad looking elder brother info. pinfo is not yet provided by Homebrew. Perhaps it will soon, when I will get this ...
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List and install older unison version through OS X brew

I'm trying to get unison to sync files between my new OS X el capitan MBP and my work computer running ubuntu 14.04. When I run my sync profile I get a the following traceback Fatal error: Received ...
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How to install nginx on El Capitan

I just installed nginx with homebrew on a new Macbook Pro and I set everything up with homebrew PHP56, MySQL Redis CouchDB Memcached Postgresql Nginx --with-passenger ( I left the defaults ) On ...
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Change install location and prefix of homebrew packages

My /usr/local and /usr/local/bin permissions on my machine are different from traditional machines (and they have to be that way). Is it possible to configure homebrew to install in a different ...
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Nginx Cannot Find OpenSSL Development Headers

When I run: rvmsudo passenger-install-nginx-module on my El Capitan Mac to install nginx, the terminal prints: Checking for OpenSSL development headers... Found: no But I am certain I have ...
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OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) Making Zsh Very Slow

I just freshly installed El Capitan on my MacBook Pro. I had trouble earlier with the my terminal being too slow while typing in simple commands. I thought it might have been that I need to format my ...
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Is Homebrew's 'install' warning an error?

When using the brew install foo command with foo already installed returns Warning: foo-3.5.2 already installed Is this technically an error, like stderr, or is this message simply stdout? It is ...
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Homebrew php opcache issue

I followed a tutorial to get a local dev environment running on my Yosemite machine using Homebrew. All seems ok, except for the fact that php -v shows a problem with opcache. Failed loading ...
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How to backup and recover homebrew and all formulas after complete reinstallation of OSX?

I've just started to learn git and wondering if there is a good way to use git for recovering homebrew and all formulas after the complete reinsallation (instead of installing homebrew and all ...
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How can I remove outdated installed versions of Homebrew packages?

How can I remove outdated versions of Homebrew packages that are installed side-by-side with current versions?
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How do I ensure that Homebrew uninstalls old versions when upgrading?

Homebrew seems to install new versions side by side with old versions when upgrading outdated versions (brew upgrade), at least I have a bunch of packages with multiple versions. How do I ensure that ...
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Automating Homebrew [closed]

I'm currently using the Homebrew package manager, and I have to say that it is really really great! My question is: there is a way to automate brew update and brew upgrade in order to execute this ...
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How should I maintain my conf when upgrading a hombrew package?

I have freeswitch installed via homebrew. It is not a well designed package and keeps its conf and data in the package dir, so when upgrading you lose your setup by default. I'm just wondering what ...
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OS X tree listing, files first

How do I use the the tree command to generate a listing where the files are listed first before the subfolders, like so? ├── casar.txt ├── stuff.txt ├── files │   ├── file1.txt │   ├── file2.txt │   ...
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Homebrew brew exports

Looking for a way to export my Homebrew and Homebrew Cask installations (everything from brew list and brew cask list) I'd like to be able to export them to a file that I can then put on any new ...
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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 ...