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

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How to commit a change to a homebrew formula?

I made a change to some homebrew formula which fixes an issue I had. I also opened an issue to get that fix into the repository. But no one has responded yet. Now I want to update my homebrew ...
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How to determine which brew package provides a given file?

Is there a way to figure out which brew package provides a given file (like apt-file on Ubuntu or pgkfile on Arch)? I'm not talking about querying which locally installed package owns a file on my ...
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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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Restore Mac preinstalled Python to standard

I have been hacking away at getting packages to work in my initial coding stages. I only recently stumbled upon virtualenv and found the need to install Python using Homebrew. I have installed ...
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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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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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Package cairo was not found in the pkg-config search path

On Mac OS X 1.7.5 / Lion I am trying to install cairo package using homebrew brew install cairo => PASSED ==> Downloading http://cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.12.16.tar.xz Already ...
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How to find out a file belongs to which package in Mac OS X?

Is there a way to find out which Application / package owns or creates a specific file? For example, in Linux these commands will show the package owner apt-file /bin/progname rpm -qf /bin/progname ...
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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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How do I get Homebrew to recognize my Git install?

I've installed Homebrew and fixed all of the errors that brew doctor reports, except this one: martinjames$ brew doctor Warning: An outdated version of Git was detected in your PATH. Git 1.7.10 or ...
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Why build of package without brew does not work?

I am trying to build wireshark same way brew is doing it: 13:48 marko@marko-mpbr:/tmp $ brew fetch wireshark ==> Downloading http://www.wireshark.org/download/src/wireshark-1.8.6.tar.bz2 Already ...
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Error when installing CouchDB on OS X Mountain Lion

I'm trying to install CouchDB on Mountain Lion. I've followed the guide at http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Installing_on_OSX I get to the point where I have to do brew install couchdb, but when I do ...
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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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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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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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Using PostgreSQL on Mac OS X Lion

I just got a new Mac with Lion installed on it. I then installed Xcode (4.1 through the App Store). Next, I installed Homebrew and I was about to do brew install postgresql like I had done on Snow ...
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How to run a command inside a script without specifying the exact location?

So I have a PHP script that is using wget to download some images. It looks something like this: exec('wget -O saveImage.png http://location.of.image'); When I run my script on a different machine, ...
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Clang can't locate Homebrew-installed libportaudio

I installed libportaudio using Homebrew on OS X. The install succeeded and I verified there were symlinks to the actual headers and libraries in /usr/local/include and /usr/local/lib. However, I am ...
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Homebrew script to reinstall formulas

I'd like to develop a bash script to capture the currently installed Homebrew formula, then be able to reinstall these formulas in the event that I need to reinstall my OS. I'm hoping to combine ...
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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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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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Getting SugarSync to mount homebrewed osxfuse

I'm trying to get SugarSync v2.46 running on OS 10.6.8. I also use Homebrew to manage install packages. After I installed SugarSync, I came to discover that it installed osxfuse 2.6.1 on my system, ...
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Questions on compiling homebrew php with postgres support on Mavericks

I recently upgraded to Mavericks on my MacBook Pro and a few things broke in the process. One of these was the ability to load a drupal page that sits on a postgres database. I get this message on a ...
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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: ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...
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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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OSX Mountain Lion - .profile doesn't do anything? [duplicate]

Recently tried the package manager Homebrew to grab things like PyQt4. It also recommended grabbing Python; no problem, done. So a simple python at the Terminal window didn't open the recently ...
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Homebrew postgres won't start after uninstall, reinstall and reboot

I uninstalled and reinstalled postgresql via homebrew. It worked fine until I restarted my computer. Now I'm trying to run my tests and they're blowing up. I'm looking at the current processes and I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Running Postgresql on OSX

I'm trying to install Postgresql on OSX Lion. I'm using Homebrew, so my installation consisted of doing brew install postgresql initdb /usr/local/var/postgres Now when I try to start ...
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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 ...
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can I remove imagemagick by deleting directories?

I posted this to StackOverflow, but probably belongs here. I'm on OSX Lion, trying to get back to basics so I can run RMagick in Rails 3.0, using rvm. When I tried to add the RMagick gem to Rails ...
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How to install R with homebrew with Java support?

I have been trying to install the R language with Homebrew but when I install Java packages like iplots I get the following error: * installing *source* package ‘iplots’ ... ** R ** inst ** preparing ...
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OSX: Installing Custom PHP Binaries

I've been doing alot of research and trying to figure out why I have this "older" version of PHP on my Mac (Snow Leopard). I tried MAMP, and it's cool if you just want a *AMP stack and not much ...
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php54 not recognizing php code in file with html extension

For example, echo phpinfo() returns nothing in my .html file but index.php returns with the info wich setting needs to be adjusted? thanks