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Video DownloadHelper has now suggested I install Homebrew. Should I?

In short, I don’t have a great I.T. background. I would describe myself as above average, for average day to day tasks. I’m not an administrator at work or anything but I know when I have knocked a ...
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Brew installed, linked, but not found

I just installed mtr via Homebrew, and it completed seemingly successfully (i.e., nothing unusual). MBA% mtr zsh: command not found: mtr That's odd. I figured I'd try again: MBA% brew install mtr ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Installing the iLBC codec (libilbc) on Mac OS X for use with FFmpeg

I'm trying to use FFmpeg to encode files with the iLBC codec, e.g.: ffmpeg -i audio.wav -ar 8000 -acodec ilbc audio.lbc -y This worked fine on Windows, however on Mac OS X I'm getting the error ...
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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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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 do I ensure that Homebrew uninstalls old versions when upgrading?

Homebrew seems to install new versions side by side with old versions when upgrading outdated versions (brew upgrade), at least I have a bunch of packages with multiple versions. How do I ensure that ...
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How to install itunes on osx with homebrew?

I couldn't find any itunes on homebrew to be able to install. Am I missing something? I tried: brew search itune I've got Caskroom/cask/itunes-producer Caskroom/cask/itunesscrobbler ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does the --force option do in homebrew?

I often see programmers recomend using the --force option when removing a homebrew package: brew remove <package> --force. Why is the --force option available? What does it effect in the ...
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List and install older unison version through OS X brew

I'm trying to get unison to sync files between my new OS X el capitan MBP and my work computer running ubuntu 14.04. When I run my sync profile I get a the following traceback Fatal error: Received ...
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Bash not working any more?

I was trying to install home brew (I am new to the command line and was following some tutorials on how to get up and running with github). So I was following this Unofficial Update Method: Compile ...
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zlib is missing which break Haxe and pip on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

I upgraded to El Capitan (version 10.11 Beta 7, build 15A263e) a few days ago. Aside from issues related to permissions, everything seemed to work fine. However, when I try to run some Haxe libraries, ...
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Opening up the terminal on a Mac always starts a PHP process [duplicate]

I am on a Mac running Yosemite 10.10.4 and every time I start terminal or open a new terminal tab I am inside of an actively running php process. I must Ctrl+C before I can do anything else. I don’t ...
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Use specific version of package per directory with Homebrew on Mac

I often find myself switching to a specific version of a package installed with homebrew when switching projects. $ cd ~/Desktop/projects/project1 $ brew switch phantomjs 2.0.0 Cleaning ...
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How to get Fish shell and NVM both installed with Homebrew to work together?

I am trying to manage my packages for OSX using Homebrew as much a I can. I have installed both the Fish Shell and NVM using Homebrew but cannot get Fish to recognize my NVM installation. NVM ...
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Logs of Gnuplot for startupt?

I have now many times uninstalled and installed different gnuplots. However, now, the gnuplot with qt crashes in the startup if I simply run gnuplot -e "plot 'data.dat'" The crash occurs such ...
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How to add external library to Homebrew ffmpeg install?

I successfully installed ffmpeg through Homebrew. I want to add additional libraries/codecs. FFmpeg can be hooked up with a number of external libraries to add support for more formats. None of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Running `pip` gives 'command not found' after successful Python homebrew install

To preface, I am very bad with the terminal, please be patient with me. when I run pip I get: zsh: command not found: pip I have installed Python 2.7.11 with brew, which should allow pip to work ...
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Can't import python module in .vimrc

So, I decided to try out powerline in vim, and for that reason I installed pypy using brew. I installed macvim as well and it is compiled with python support. Following powerline installation ...
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Prevent frequent compilation in Homebrew

homebrew doctor warns me to keep an updated homebrew database and packages, telling me this: You haven't updated for at least 24 hours, this is a long time in brewland! However, when I try to ...