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

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Macports, Fink, Hombrew: Background Processes?

If I install a package manager such as Macports, Fink or Homebrew, how does it affect the startup and running of my system? It seems like the answer should be "Not at all when you're not using them" ...
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Trying to install MySQL, lots of brew doctor errors

In OS X Lion I couldn't install mysql. I get this when typing brew install mysql Error: You must `brew link cmake' before mysql can be installed so then I type brew link cmake ...
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Can't compile tmux with iTerm support

I'm trying to compile the tmux that has iTerm2 support. This is the error I get: configure.ac:105: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_SEARCH_LIBS If this token and others are legitimate, ...
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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Is it safe to run multiple brew install commands at the same time?

Is it safe to run multiple brew install commands at the same time?
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Installing and running couchdb on Mac OS X

I am running OS X Leopard 10.5.8. I installed couchdb using brew install couchdb If I run couchdb on the command line (in accordance with the brew info instructions) 3 processes are spawned, but ...
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Strange issue with upgrading bash in Yosemite using Homebrew

I'm running OS X Yosemite. I need to use associative arrays in bash so I decided to use Homebrew to upgrade bash to 4.x. I performed the following steps: brew install bash I then added ...
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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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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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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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Installing MySQL Server on a Mac with Homebrew

As a total newbie I am trying to get through this tutorial: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/python-tutorials/python-from-scratch-creating-a-dynamic-website/ I'm at the point where I've used brew ...
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Macports to Homebrew conflicts?

I am currently using MacPorts on Lion but thinking of switching to Homebrew. There is a suggestion that installing to /usr/local causes problems and ~/.homebrew would be an alternative. Can I ...
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How to install PHP, Pear, PECL, and APC with Homebrew on Mac OS X?

I'm trying to install APC for PHP 5.3 in the easiest way possible. I love Homebrew so I started down that route. I was able to install PHP 5.3.6 with this command: brew install ...
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Install GParted on a mac with Homebrew or Macports?

I'd like to install Gparted on my mac, and I thought I could use Homebrew or Macports to help with that, but I can't seem to figure it out. I tried using Homebrew because I haven't really heard good ...
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Python Can't Find Platform Dependent Libraries — Mac Homebrew Install

In an effort to purify my environment I have recently eliminated MacPorts and all traces therein from my Mac OS 10.6.6 box, replacing it with the hip new Homebrew (https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew). ...
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upgraded local git on Lion, now what?

I reformatted my machine with Lion which had this default version of git: $ git --version git version 1.7.7.5 (Apple Git-26) I decided to upgrade git so I did: $ brew install git ==> ...
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On Mac OS X with HomeBrew, is there any advantage to installing Git via .dmg rather than via HomeBrew?

If a Mac OS X user already has HomeBrew installed, is there any advantage to installing Git via the .dmg files for OS X linked from the Git download page rather than via HomeBrew?
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Is it possible to have homebrew update node to v0.4.2?

Atm I have homebrew installing node on my mac, when I run brew update node it says Already up-to-date. Then when I do node -v I get v0.2.6 Is there some way to get brew to update to v0.4.2 ...
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Can't get ffmpeg to use frei0r on OSX (through homebrew)

I am trying to get ffmpeg to use frei0r plugin and although I was able to get frei0r show up in filters list, I get the error: [frei0r @ 0x10331c1c0] Could not find module 'glow' Error initializing ...
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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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Installed Git via homebrew on OSX , man file problems, other potential problems?

I installed Git via homebrew, on OSX 10.8, with an already existing version of Git. The new version wouldn't show up, so I renamed the old git files (git, gitk etc...)in /usr/bin , to *-old. Now the ...
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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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No available formula for “pdfunite” in Homebrew?

I am on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and I am new to Bash. I am trying to install pdfunite. I installed Homebrew and ran the following command: brew install pdfunite And I received Error: No ...
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Why can't I delete this file?

When I run brew doctor, I get this warning: Warning: Unbrewed dylibs were found in /usr/local/lib. If you didn't put them there on purpose they could cause problems when building Homebrew formulae, ...
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Error installing mysql 5.5 FATAL ERROR: Could not find my_print_defaults

I installed Mysql 5.5 using Homebrew, specifically Homebrew versions - https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-versions. After the installation, I attempted to run the commands it suggests: Set up ...
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Adding a specific binary (zsh) to the $PATH?

I have installed a more recent version of zsh using homebrew, located at /usr/local/bin/zsh. which zsh returns /bin/zsh. How can I make /usr/local/bin/zsh the default, without adding the entire ...
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curl: (7) couldn't connect to host

I know some people have asked this question before but I don't understand some of the answers. I'm a Mac user trying to instal Homebrew but I keep getting this error message: curl: (7) couldn't ...
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Problems with freetype on OSX 10.7.4

I'm trying to install mplayer with OSD using homebrew. I've added both --enable-menu and --with-freetype-config=/usr/local/Cellar/freetype/2.4.10/freetype-config to the brew recipe. ==> ...
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Should I change ownership of files in /user/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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perl5.14 OS X - what is the best way manage it?

Im an heavy macports user. Have a lot of ports installed with +perl variants. (and much p5-modules too, and zilion others installed by cpan). Now, I need perl 5.14. (because improved utf8 handling), ...
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How do I find out where brew links end up?

brew link puts symlinks all over the place. How do I find out where, for a particular package? For example, I have cairo installed via brew. brew list cairo shows me a list of installed files. When I ...
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Mysql.server through homebrew on macbook

i am getting the following error when trying to run mysql through home-brew. Arshads-MacBook-Air:~ Arshi$ mysql.server start /usr/local/bin/mysql.server: line 256: my_print_defaults: command not ...
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How to trigger a script when unmounting a hard drive or restarting?

I've recently installed NTFS-3G through Homebrew in order to access NTFS drives from OSX. There's a slight problem with it: after unmounting the drive, if you take a look at /Volumes/, you can still ...
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Source multiple files via shell filename completion

I'm trying to enable autocompletion of my homebrew commands. Homebrew automatically creates the folder bash_completion.d and sym-links all completion files there. $ ls -a `brew ...
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Installing Ruby with Homebrew

I'm trying to install Ruby 1.9 using Homebrew. I'm using Mac OS X Lion, so Ruby 1.8.7 is installed by default. I've got Homebrew installed at /usr/local/bin/brew (well that's what it says if I run ...
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Homebrew Mac OS X Installation

I have installed homebrew on my Mac, but no matter what brew command I run, I get: /usr/local/bin/brew:6:in `require': no such file to load -- pathname (LoadError) from /usr/local/bin/brew:6 I am ...
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Recommendation for Genesis emulator that can autoload a state

I'm looking for Genesis Emulator(windows would be nice but *ix would be fine) that can autoload a particular (homebrew) ROM and state on startup, any ideas? Edit: The homebrew application is a ...
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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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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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Homebrew packages in PKG_CONFIG_PATH

I have a bunch of libraries installed with homebrew but I don't know what the right way to get them in pkg-config's search path. Right now I have export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$(find /usr/local/Cellar ...
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How to fix Homebrew error “/usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin”

I am sure this is not a new question, and have ben answered on this website before. I have tried the solutions prescribed but unfortunately the error is still persisting. Hence, approaching the ...
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Who should I run mysql as, on a personal computer?

I just installed mysql via homebrew (with brew install mysql, on Mac OS X Mountain Lion - recently installed from scratch). Following the installation, there is a "caveats" section with options around ...
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How do you set the PATH in your .profile file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? I'm currently trying out Homebrew and it has told me to list it's folder before the default ...
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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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Timeout with brew update

This is driving me crazy. I can't update my homebrew installation anymore. When I run brew update, it just does nothing and times out. I even tried reinstalling it, but then I run into the same ...
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Symlink to the latest version formula directory in Homebrew

I'm kinda just starting with OS X and Homebrew, yet I find it very useful. However I have one problem: is there a way to make Homebrew automatically create a symlink to the directory of the latest ...