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

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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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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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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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How can I install GNU Parallel alongside Moreutils?

Homebrew has a formula for moreutils and GNU parallel. GNU Parallel conflicts with Moreutils since it also has a binary called parallel, which is just less useful. However I'd still like to install ...
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Mac: create group for use with mobile & local accounts

I need to create a group that will contain the local admin of a machine and one or more Network (Mobile account) users (from a Mountain Lion Server). I'm wondering where to create the group brewers ...
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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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How do I change or edit Vim Homebrew recipe?

I use a Vim plugin that requires +clientserver, and the default brew Vim recipe does not include the appropriate flags, so I'm trying to add it to the ./configure step. I tried building Vim from ...
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Do I need to restore directory permissions to their state prior to a reverted homebrew installation?

I'm trying to back out of a homebrew installation on OS 10.8.2 and am not sure I understand what I need to do to (or whether I need to bother to) restore permissions to what they were before the ...
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Vim: Step by step guide on upgrading/updating vim on Mac OS X Mountain Lion with Homebrew

What is a good step-by-step guide on installing the latest version of Vim on a Mac Mini with Mountain Lion? I would prefer to use Homebrew but it's not necessary. And, I would like for it to be as ...
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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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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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Homebrew complains about a non-Homebrew “pkg-config” in my PATH

I've just installed Homebrew onto my machine, after which I ran brew doctor which threw up two warnings. I didn't appear to have the command line tools for Xcode installed, which I have now. The ...
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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 ...
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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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Error when starting MySQL

I installed MySQL with homebrew. When I run mysql.server start I get the following error: ERROR!The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/var/mysql... local.pid I have searched this ...
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How do I restart redis that I installed with brew?

I used brew to install redis (a key/value store database server) for my node.js app. brew install redis However, it seems to disappear and is very volatile. Because I'm using redis as my session ...
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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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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 ...
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Accidentally installed two versions of git

I originally had git installed via Homebrew, but on this machine I forgot to setup the bash completion. So when I attempted to download the git source I accidentally installed a second version of git ...
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Octave Install Error on Mac OSX 10.7.5 (using homebrew)

I am trying to install octave on my mac air I have updated my homebrew, as is my XCode and its command line tools. Here is the error I am getting: ==> Using Homebrew-provided fortran compiler. ...
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Where are the build settings in Homebrew?

I'm looking for a a settings file in Homebrew for OS X that controls the build settings, similar to make.conf in Gentoo. I want to tweak the make -j parameter to use more cores of my machine. The ...
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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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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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Openssl installation using HomeBrew fails giving a make error

I am using HomeBrew as a package manager. The operating system that I am using is Mountain Lion. I just tried to install openssl using the command : brew install openssl What I am getting is the ...
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How to alter my mac os $PATH variable so that I can run the latest php version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? I've just followed this article ...
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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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$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 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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Homebrew requires something uninstall-developer-folder removes

I was having trouble installing irssi (brew install irssi), so I ran brew doctor, which returned a warning mentioning an outdated copy of Xcode and saying I should run ...
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How can I use the Homebrew Python with Homebrew MacVim on Mountain Lion?

I originally asked and answered this question: How can I use the Homebrew Python version with Homebrew MacVim? These instructions worked on Snow Leopard using Xcode 4.0.1 and associated developer ...
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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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How do I uninstall iconv from a Mac?

I'm trying to get Homebrew working, and brew doctor returns several warnings, one of which is this: Warning: The following libiconv files were detected in /usr/local: include/iconv.h Homebrew doesn't ...
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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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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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Removing git from /usr/bin

I'm on OS X 10.8 and I'm using Homebrew. brew doctor tells me that I have 2 git installations, one in /usr/bin and the other one in /usr/local/bin. Is it a bad idea to remove git from /usr/bin? If ...
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PostgreSQL homebrew installation lacks config files

So I successfully installed PostgreSQL 9.1 on MacOSX Lion. Unlike people say, I didn't have to change the PATH and no other version of PostgreSQL was installed on the system ($ psql --version shows ...
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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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How can I use the Homebrew Python version with Homebrew MacVim on Snow Leopard?

Note: For Mountain Lion, see: How can I use the Homebrew Python with Homebrew MacVim on Mountain Lion? I've installed Python 2.7 with Homebrew on Mac OS X Snow Leopard. When I install MacVim ...
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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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Why doesn't git-svn respect my $PATH?

I have installed git and svn with homebrew on my mac running 10.7.4. There are two versions of svn on my machine and I have set up my path to check for homebrew things first. Unfortunately git is ...
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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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Errors in Homebrew on OS X Lion

I just ran the Homebrew script as described in the installation page. I then ran brew doctor in Terminal, and it returned several errors. I'm not sure how to fix those errors, please help. brew ...
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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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Error related to pkg-config when installing frei0r as part of another package

I am trying to build https://github.com/mltframework/shotcut on OS X Lion (using their script in scripts/build_shotcut.sh) and after numerous hurdles I'm stuck on this error: ./configure: line 16062: ...
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Adding my own dylibs to homebrew

I'm trying to install liberate, which I want to put in /usr/local/lib. However, when I do this, homebrew complains about a Unbrewed dylibs were found in /usr/local/lib. What's the best way to add my ...
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Homebrew claims it's outdated, except when I try to update

When I run brew doctor I'm told that my brew installation is outdated. Specifically: ~$ brew doctor Error: Your Homebrew is outdated You haven't updated for at least 24 hours, this is a long time in ...
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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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'brew doctor' command not recognizing path changes

When I run brew doctor, I get /user/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin So I changed my /etc/paths and my ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist as this post said to do. When I run brew doctor again, I still get ...
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brew doctor giving error on a directory that has been removed

I just installed homebrew and as suggested, I ran the brew doctor command. I am linux newbie and do not know how to fix most of these things. But I would like to ask especially about the following ...
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bash says “homebrew: command not found”

I am new to OS X and was following a video and typed export PATH="$HOME/opt/git/bin:$PATH" I believe this messed up my path and I am not able to install MySQL now. When I tried to install ...