`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 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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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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Warning: Unbrewed dylibs were found in /usr/local/lib

When I enter the command brew doctor I get the error below. This this something to worry about? Im very new to command line stuff. Im using homebrew to install Drush (for Drupal). Last login: Wed ...
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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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$PATH is driving me nuts

OK, apologies if this is something dumb, but I'm running out of ideas. Goal: prepend /usr/local/bin to $PATH Problem: $PATH won't do what I want or expect How I got here: I want to start learning ...
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Homebrew installation of git won't take precedence over system version (in /usr/bin/)

OS X (or Xcode) comes bundled with git 1.7.something, but after brew install git (1.8.0), which git keeps returning the old /usr/bin/git. This is what I get when I echo $PATH right now: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to install htop on OS X using Homebrew?

I am trying install htop using brew: ➜ ~ brew install htop Error: You must `brew link autoconf' before htop-osx can be installed Then I am doing brew link autoconf Linking ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I alias a Homebrew installed Ruby 1.9 gem binary in /usr/local/bin?

Homebrew's Ruby 1.9 ships with rubygems. Doing gem install ... installs files and binaries into some long-winded path. For example, bundler is installed at: ...
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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 install problems: Permission denied - /Library/Caches/Homebrew/Formula/libksba.brewing

I've been having problems installing Homebrew since changing my home username on my Mac OSX 10.6.8 computer. After removing all files from the previous Homebrew installation since that didn't work, I ...
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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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Symlink error when installing MySQL via Homebrew

Trying to install MySQL via Homebrew. The install seems to work fine but i get an error: "Error: The linking step did not complete successfully The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local ...
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Homebrew won't link git

When I installed git or upgrade git via brew I couldn't link it with brew link git. If I try sudo brew link git I get: cowardly refusing to sudo brew link It says that I have to check the ...
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Installing ffmpeg through Homebrew with options fails

Trying to install ffmpeg on osx 10.8.5 using homebrew. If I perform a default install without optional stuff it installs just fine. But if I want to add an optional component it fails with the ...
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Forcing Homebrew and Macports to coexist?

I have a MacOSX system that I've been using for a number of years, and during this time, I have installed quite a few packages via Macports. I now want to try Homebrew, but it's clear from what I've ...
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Homebrew with custom CFLAGS

How do I compile some specific package with my custom CFLAGS? Other searches suggest that I should just edit the formula by hand but I don't want to do because I want a solution that easily works in ...
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How can Homebrew print a beer mug in Terminal?

Homebrew has a neat trick of printing out little icons next to its output. Like this: If I copy paste the icon it on its own and hit enter I get the result: -bash: $'?\237\215?': command not found ...
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Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: Mac OSX when installing ImageMagick

I am trying to install imagemagick and on my snow leopard MacOSX with homebrew. when i run: sudo brew install imagemagick it breaks at this point with the following error log. ld: warning: ...
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Errors installing ocaml using homebrew on OS X

I'm trying to install objective-ocaml on my Mac to compile another application (Unison) I would like to install however I'm getting errors doing so. imrans-mac:/ Imran$ brew doctor Warning: You ...
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can Homebrew be used on a Centos computer

I just installed Centos 6.4 minimal on an old computer with an internet connection threw my iMac. Set it up as a development server. Installments required: Nginx, Apache, PHP-5, Mysql, Redis, Mongodb ...
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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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Installing aria2 on OS X using Homebrew fails

I have been a Linux user for a long time now mainly using Debian based systems. Recently I also bought a 15" MacBooK Pro with Retina Display and now, I am trying to install my lovely command line ...
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Install octave using homebrew

I found a blog on how to do this here https://www.nesono.com/node/356 but when I do brew install octave I get Error: No available formula for octave I am on Mountain Lion 10.8.5
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Hosting IRC server on Mac

Not having found any, I stumbled upon this post that explains how to install ngIRCd with homebrew and I decided to give it a try. First off I ran the ruby script and successfully installed HomeBrew: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Uninstalling Homebrew messed up git [duplicate]

I uninstalled Homebrew using http://superuser.com/a/203740. After running the above commands, I can't find .bashrc and .bash_profle. When I do git status on /Users/ava it shows: # On branch master ...
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Uninstalling Homebrew messed up git

I uninstalled Homebrew using http://superuser.com/a/203740. After running the above commands, I can't find .bashrc and .bash_profle. All files are gone from Documents , Desktop and Downloads :'( ...
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Can I install Nautilus on a Mac using Homebrew? (I see it's included in MacPorts but I'd rather not switch.)

As the title says, I would like to install Nautilus on a Mac which is currently using HomeBrew as its package manager. nautilus doesn't appear in the HomeBrew repository. I could try compiling it ...
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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 ...
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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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Webalizer via brew, trying to build with libpng15

I updated brew sometime ago and recently tried to run webalizer and now get this error: libpng warning: Application built with libpng-1.2.41 but running with 1.5.10 gd-png error: cannot ...