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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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 ...
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Switch from ZSH to default OS X

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13476232/make-iterm2-launch-with-zsh I used chsh -s /bin/zsh as described above to set zsh as default. I'd like to switch back to default standard terminal that ...
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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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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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I accidentally deleted nano on my Mac OS, how can I restore it?

I had to copy the binary version of nano to my dev server -- and I accidentally deleted my local copy of nano in the process. I tried to recompile nano from the original site, but now whenever I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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Homebrew not listing Git but it's installed

Ok, so, I've just noticed that when I do a brew list, Homebrew does not list me Git anymore... But, when I try brew install gitit says that Git is already install and my prompt is using the right Git ...
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How to exit VIM and get back to 'normal' terminal?

I did find this answer here: Vim Stuck In Insert Mode However none of the commands listed worked for me. Exit, cntrl + [, cntrl + q I'm a totally terminal newb, trying to learn how to setup git ...
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Possible Homebrew and Rubie issues after the installation of RVM on Mountain Lion

I've installed RVM via the line offered on the rvm.io homepage: curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --rails --autolibs=enabled In order of the installation process RVM automatically ...
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Upgrading PostgreSQL via Homebrew

I'm attempting to update PostgreSQL from my system's version (9.1.5) to the latest release (9.2.3). I've followed the directions on this railscast and am encountering issues. After installing psql ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...