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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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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: /usr/bin/...
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Change GCC version on Mac OSX Lion

I'm currently running GCC 4.2. I would like to switch to a more recent version. I have Homebrew and I have MacPorts for package management. I've followed several tutorials today for installing a ...
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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 /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/...
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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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Broken OS X terminal prompt after installing GRASS via homebrew

I'm using GRASS on OS X. After installing GRASS I can no longer open my terminal to a prompt. On opening the terminal, the following line runs by itself /Applications/GRASS-6.4.app/Contents/MacOS/...
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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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“Could not resolve host: github.com” error while updating Homebrew after installing git

I'm using OS X Lion (10.7.2). I installed Homebrew on my Mac, and I executed the command below. $ brew install git and then: $ brew update error: Could not resolve host: github.com; nodename nor ...
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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 typed: brew install python which should overwrite OS X Python 2.7.10 with 2.7.11 but ...
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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 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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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 'https:...
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Ask Homebrew to open URL of a package?

Homebrew packages include a URL to the package webpages. For example: 13:38:39 ~ $ brew info atk atk: stable 2.14.0 (bottled) http://library.gnome.org/devel/atk/ /usr/local/Cellar/atk/2.12.0 (205 ...
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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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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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Despotify segfaults when playing song

On my mac I installed despotify using brew install -HEAD despotify when playing a song I get Ouch, I segfaulted. How embarrassing. :-( Abort trap: 6 I have these brew packages installed, I couldn't ...
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How to install mimms on Mac using homebrew

How to install mimms on Mac using homebrew. Earlier, I installed it using MacPorts but they are ugly and clutter the system a lot. Therefore, on another machine I installed HomeBrew instead, which ...
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GNUPLOT on Lion using Homebrew

After upgrading to OSX 10.7.4 I had to reinstall GNUPLOT which is always a hassle. I decided that I would try Homebrew instead of Fink or MacPorts. Ofcourse, before installing Homebrew one needs the ...
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Homebrew error with MacVim on OSX Lion

I am trying to install Macvim with Homebrew on an OSX machine running Lion. After installing iconv at /opt/local/bin/iconv I get the following error in the log: Error: Can't run /Applications/...
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How to find out what auto-starts my php?

So I installed php56 using homebrew a couple of months ago. I configured my OSX Yosemite somehow so that it auto-starts php when I login. But now I don't know how I did it anymore! Both /Users/{...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 pain@nick....
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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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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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Brew & Ruby no longer functioning properly due to a recursive trap

After updating to OS X 10.10 (Though this might have been irrelevant), I was not able to run any brew commands. Any command gave me this error: /usr/local/bin/brew: /usr/local/Library/brew.rb: /...
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Warning issue with homebrew brew doctor in Mac OS X

I just installed homebrew and am getting this Warning: $ brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If ...
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How to create a Mac App launcher for Emacs via HomeBrew?

I created a Mac App launcher for Emacs installed via Homebrew. The technique uses Automator. The problem with Automator is that a spinning gear goes into the taskbar each time. I'd rather not have to ...
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Homebrew (mac) : Reinstallation failure

Ok so I was having problems with homebrew where it would give me an error when I use any brew command, so I decided to reinstall homebrew. I used the most standard uninstallation commands you see on ...
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Homebrew install gdb, symlink error with binutils

I'm trying to install GDB via Homebrew on OSX Mavericks via the command brew install homebrew/dupes/gdb. This error message pops up during install: gdb requires special privileges to access Mach ...
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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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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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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 installed....
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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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Installing Python with homebrew on Mountain Lion

I was trying to follow this tutorial and I got stuck. After issuing the command brew install python --framework --universal I get ==> /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.3/bin/python -s setup.py --no-...
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I cannot get pg-0.14.0 gem installed after Mountain Lion install

I have been trying for some time now to get my Rails development environment back up since I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion. The problem is specifically installing the pg-0.14.0 (postgresql) gem. ...
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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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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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installing octave on OS X - get error and not sure how to fix

I have done a brew update && brew upgrade and brew install octave --without-docs afte a while I get: patching file libgui/qterminal/libqterminal/unix/ExtendedDefaultTranslator_mac.h ...
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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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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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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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Using Brew in Fish

I'm using the Fish shell in OSX but my brew installation is broken and I'm struggling to get it working again. Below is the error I get when I try to use brew. Any ideas? If I switch shells (back to ...
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Why does Homebrew seem to require a /Developer folder with the Snow Leopard SDK?

I've had Xcode for a while (since Snow Leopard), and I installed Homebrew relatively recently (I currently have version 0.9.3). After an update to Xcode that recommended running an uninstall-developer-...
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Install dpkg without Fink or MacPorts on a mac

I don't want to use either of Fink or MacPorts, because I use Homebrew. I need to use dkpg, but it isn't included in Homebrew, and it fails when trying to compile it from source with: $ make make ...