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

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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'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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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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Bash: Switching from user to root causes issues with prompt

I am on a Mac, running Snow Leopard (if it matters). I am customizing my bash prompt to display things that get pulled from user specific places. For example, I am using Ruby Version Manager to manage ...
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How to install LIBSVM for Python 2.65 on Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard?

I would prefer to install libsvm without resorting to the use of a package manager other than homebrew. Any ideas? Thank you, Michaux
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Tramp Issue in Emacs 24.4 Installed through Homebrew

I recently installed Emacs 24.4 through homebrew through the command brew install emacs --cocoa I need to edit the files in a remote cluster with two step authentication. To do this I save the ...
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Force homebrew to completely reinstall wireshark

I've messed up trying to install wireshark on OSX. Here's what I did. I downloaded and installed wireshark from their website. It didn't work due to missing X11. I started to troubleshoot this, but ...
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Homebrew Apache Issues Post MacPorts Removal

I removed MacPorts completely following their guideline here. uninstaling all ports and then removing all folders sudo rm -rf \ /opt/local \ /Applications/DarwinPorts \ /Applications/MacPorts \ ...
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Brew & Ruby no longer functioning properly due to a recursive trap

After updating to OS X 10.10 (Though this might have been irrelevant), I was not able to run any brew commands. Any command gave me this error: /usr/local/bin/brew: /usr/local/Library/brew.rb: ...
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Warning issue with homebrew brew doctor in Mac OS X

I just installed homebrew and am getting this Warning: $ brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If ...
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How to create a Mac App launcher for Emacs via HomeBrew?

I created a Mac App launcher for Emacs installed via Homebrew. The technique uses Automator. The problem with Automator is that a spinning gear goes into the taskbar each time. I'd rather not have to ...
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brew prune permission denied - what should group and permissions be?

Reinstalling python using brew so that hopefully psycopg2 will stop giving errors: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/postgresql/lib/libpq.5.dylib So following this answer: mikekilmer$ brew prune ...
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How to install the debian bash-completion using homebrew?

I want bash to install bash command completion on my mac using brew.
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installing octave on OS X - get error and not sure how to fix

I have done a brew update && brew upgrade and brew install octave --without-docs afte a while I get: patching file libgui/qterminal/libqterminal/unix/ExtendedDefaultTranslator_mac.h ...
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Error on “brew tap homebrew/science”: Could not resolve host: github.com

When I try to execute the following command: brew tap homebrew/science I get the following error: Cloning into '/usr/local/Library/Taps/homebrew-science'... fatal: unable to access ...
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Homebrew (mac) : Reinstallation failure

Ok so I was having problems with homebrew where it would give me an error when I use any brew command, so I decided to reinstall homebrew. I used the most standard uninstallation commands you see on ...
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Homebrew install gdb, symlink error with binutils

I'm trying to install GDB via Homebrew on OSX Mavericks via the command brew install homebrew/dupes/gdb. This error message pops up during install: gdb requires special privileges to access Mach ...
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How can I find all installable versions with brew?

Suppose I have a component foo that has versions 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1 and 3.0 available. Suppose I have installed version 2.1. How do I tell brew to get the latest version in the 2.x line but not 3.0? Is ...
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Inconsistency in the installation of GCC and MPICH2 using brew

I just installed GCC 4.9.1 on Mac OS X 10.9.4 successfully via: brew install gcc After that, I installed MPICH2 successfully via: brew install mpich2 but in the end of the installation I got the ...
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I broke grep, and I need it to work in order to configure X11 (XQuartz) to run Wireshark. How can I mend it?

This was an X-post from apple.se, now deleted there, since it hadn't attracted any sufficient help. I need to work with Wireshark for my Web Programming class, so any help will be most appreciated. ...
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When downloaded code from SourceForge does not reflect the latest edits, what could be the issue and how can I solve it?

In the following sourceforge hosted libdc1394 library, Damien Douxchamps correctly added some lines of code to /usb/control.c on 2014-3-6. The latest 2.2.2 package of this library, was modified and ...
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Installing Homebrew on OSX 10.9

I am trying to install Homebrew with this commands: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" # Add Homebrews binary path to the front of the $PATH echo 'export ...
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brew install gcc48 fails on os10.9

I tried to install the gcc on brew and it fails. I am tring to find the configure dir... ohad@Macintosh-2:/Volumes/fiverr_dev$ brew install gcc48 Warning: You seem to have osx-gcc-installer ...
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brew link error - installing freetype for Circos

I am wanting to use Circos and have been following a tutorial on how to do the initial setup. (http://kylase.github.io/CircosAPI/os-x-installation-guide/) I went to use: $brew install freetype and ...
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SSL certificate error attempting to download Homebrew?

I've been trying to download and install Homebrew for my Mac (OS 10.9.4) using the install script on the home page, but the download fails with a SSL certificate error (see log below). I understand ...
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make error during Homebrew Installing Apache 2.4 on Mavericks

Having an issue using Homebrew to install Apache 2.4 on OSX 10.9. The tap I'm using is homebrew/apache (and also homebrew/dupes to provide apr and apr-util). Specifically, during the make install ...
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brew/mongodb doesn't stop when I close terminal

I installed mongodb with brew and I didn't load the launchctl plist. When I run the mongod command to start the server in foreground and suddenly close my iTerm the mongodb process stays up and I ...
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Tesseract couldn't load any languages

Running tesseract makebox command produced me the following error Error opening data file /opt/local/share/tessdata/eng.traineddata Please make sure the TESSDATA_PREFIX environment variable is set to ...
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Homebrew App Not Using Python Package

I installed duply using Homebrew and tried to create a backup to Google Drive. Doing so results in the following error: BackendException: Google Docs backend requires Google Data APIs Python ...
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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 ...