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

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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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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was having trouble installing irssi (brew install irssi), so I ran brew doctor, which returned a warning mentioning an outdated copy of Xcode and saying I should run ...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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How to get thc-hydra to work from homebrew installation?

I've installed thc-hydra (brute force tool) on my OS X machine using: brew install hydra But when trying to hack the ssh password on my server I get the following error message: [ERROR] Compiled ...
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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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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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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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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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homebrew: Error: Could not symlink lib/gcc/4.9

I would like to install gcc with homebrew on a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.3) and ran into this: mach:gcc mh$ brew install gcc Warning: gcc-4.9.2_1 already installed, it's just not linked mach:gcc mh$ ...
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brew Install xdg-utils

My question is pretty basic. I'd like to use the command line xdg-open. The command line is not known to my computer (Mac OSX) so I have to install the package (not sure this is the right term) that ...
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Homebrew: fixing doctor warning

I installed Homebrew in order to install a few packages on my Mac (especially for Git and an older PHP version for Yosemite) and I don't know Homebrew very well. When I run brew doctor, I get the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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gem install gollum on OSX 10.10.3

I get this error message when trying to install gollum on Mac OS X 10.10.3 and Macports: sudo gem install charlock_holmes -- --with-icu-dir=/opt/local ********* icu required (brew install icu4c ...
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Running a recent version of a installed program

I used brew to install newer version of swig a shortcut to newer version is available in /usr/local/bin, although when I run swig in terminal the older version runs. I imagine I need to add something ...
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Will a homebrew installation of mysql conflict with xampp or netbeans?

I had mysql installed on my OS-X machine via macports a while back. I think it ended up conflicting with something I used for a wordpress test site (something like XAMPP), and I wasn't able to ...
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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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installing homebrew on osx 10.6.8 with terminal

I don't use admin psswd on my MacBook, I am the only user and all installations till now go with clicking OK and leaving OS password request field empty, but with terminal - to install Homebrew - the ...
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Wireshark fails to install on OS X 10.10.3 using brew

I've encountered the following issue while installing wireshark via brew. ➜ ~ brew reinstall wireshark --with-qt5 ==> Reinstalling wireshark with --with-qt5 ==> Downloading ...
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Homebrew OpenSSL: rehash failed to verify, something is wrong

Reposted from StackOverflow Just noticed 'You have mail' in shell prompt. Here is what is says: $ mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help. "/var/mail/pain": 1 message 1 new >N 1 ...
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Where does homebrew install Drush?

Got Homebrew installed by running: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" After some problem with line endings which I got past I think I ...
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Should I delete all these Python frameworks? (cross-post from Ask Different where nobody is answering)

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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Bower not installing on zsh

I tried both: npm -g install bower and sudo npm -g install bower The response is: zsh: command not found: bower It is not install or not being found.