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Is it safe to install both Homebrew and Macports on the same machine?

I have MacPorts installed on my iMac with a fair number of ports installed. I'm interested in trying out Homebrew, though, as I've heard many good things about it, and because I've noticed that it ...
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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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brew hanging (seemingly frozen) when installing boost for nearly an hour

Brew has been hanging on this step for maybe an hour while trying to install the boost homebrew package: ./b2 --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.54.0 --libdir=/usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.54.0/lib -d2 ...
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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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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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Installing Homebrew packages without linking

I'd like to install several versions of Ruby (or really any Homebrew package) without linking any of them. Basically, I'd like to treat any formula as keg-only. I can't seem to find a way to do this, ...
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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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Mac Homebrew and Wireshark

I've installed Wireshark(.org) using Homebrew. brew install wireshark at the end the script says ==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/wireshark/1.2.7 --disable-dependency-tracking ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I install ant on OS X Mavericks?

After upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, ant is no longer on my path. [126] 11:23:26 rkarl-mba-4:~/mobile-baselayer > ant zsh: permission denied: ant [126] 11:23:50 rkarl-mba-4:~/mobile-baselayer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Video DownloadHelper has now suggested I install Homebrew. Should I?

In short, I don’t have a great I.T. background. I would describe myself as above average, for average day to day tasks. I’m not an administrator at work or anything but I know when I have knocked a ...
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zlib is missing which break Haxe and pip on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

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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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 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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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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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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Homebrew: Terminal Emoticons How?

I use homebrew for package management on my mac. Today after updating homebrew I saw something I've never seen before; There was a tiny beer emoticon in the terminal. How is this being done!? 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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Opening up the terminal on a Mac always starts a PHP process [duplicate]

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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How to install LIBSVM for Python 2.65 on Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard?

I would prefer to install libsvm without resorting to the use of a package manager other than homebrew. Any ideas? Thank you, Michaux
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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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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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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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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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Should I change ownership of files in /usr/local/share/locale?

I'm trying to install Homebrew, and brew doctor returns a lot of warnings, one of which is this: Warning: Some directories in /usr/local/share/locale aren't writable. This can happen if you "sudo ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How do you install libtorrent-rasterbar Python bindings with a brewed Python?

The standard approach does not work: brew install libtorrent-rasterbar Will install the boost requirement (linked against the system Python), and libtorrent-rasterbar will install without any ...
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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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Homebrew slows my terminal down on startup

I've had some issues with my terminal being extremely slow while starting up (both new windows and new tabs), from 10 seconds and up. I've tried deleting the Apple System Logs, but it doesn't help. ...
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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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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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Why can't I add write permissions to this file?

I'm running Homebrew 0.9.5 under OS X Mavericks. My ultimate goal is to compile the source code for a program (not available through Homebrew) which depends on pkg-config. After installing Homebrew I ...
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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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Why did NTFS-3G via Homebrew stop working?

I followed the directions here: NTFS-3G via Homebrew installation If you have [Homebrew][5], installing NTFS support is as easy as running the following in a terminal: brew install ntfs-3g ...
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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 ...