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Is Homebrew's 'install' warning an error?

When using the brew install foo command with foo already installed returns Warning: foo-3.5.2 already installed Is this technically an error, like stderr, or is this message simply stdout? It is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Homebrew does not completely uninstall nginx

I installed yesterday nginx on my machine using brew install nginx Today I would like to remove the software, therefore I tried brew uninstall nginx which has been correctely executed. In fact ...
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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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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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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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Can't use brew version PHP

Here's my .profile And here's what happens when I run php. Am I missing something? Did I do something wrong in my profile? How come when I run the php command my OS X runs the system PHP ...
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Homebrew determine which directory binaries will be installed in

How do you detect the directory where homebrew installs binaries, (assuming that brew itself is on your path) My hunch is to parse the output of brew --env $ brew --env returns the following on my ...
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Why doesn't home-brew correctly configure my python installation?

I installed python 2.7.11 using home-brew on my OS X EI Captain. Note that EI Captain shipped with python 2.7.10 already. However, it seems like the install done by home-brew did't correctly configure ...
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MongoDB homebrew launchctl not working (OS X El Capitan)

Steps: brew update brew install mongodb ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/mongodb/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mongodb.plist mongo Output: MongoDB shell ...
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Home-brew hanging for at least one hour, stuck while installing

Kuns-MacBook-Pro:~ kunzhou$ brew install rstudio-server ==> Installing rstudio-server from homebrew/science ==> Installing dependencies for ...
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Trying to understtand Homebrew OpenSSL on OS X

When I download OpenSSL through Homebrew this is what I get: openssl-1.0.2g accordingly to home brew cmd line interface placed in /usr/local/Cellar/openssl/1.0.2/lib/ lib files in above directory ...
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brew services httpd22 and postgresql shown as started, but can not be connected to

Earlier I was successfully using VM Fusion with CentOS Linux VM for web development needs. However now I would like to switch to homebrew package manager. So I have installed it and then run the ...
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Fixing homebrew path

i'm learning python and most tutorials recommend to install python using homebrew so i installed homebrew then i wrote brew install python which should overwrite osx python 2.7.10 with 2.7.11 ...
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Homebrew installation

I installed homebrew, because I wanted to install ruby. I also installed rbenv and than tried to change the ruby version to 2.2.2. But I can't do any command on my terminal now. For example when I ...
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Brew cask uinstall does not remove installed cask

I've installed cask via brew cask install and I would like to remove it, however, brew cask uninstall cannot find it: me-bash-3.2:/$ brew cask list macdown me-bash-3.2:/$ brew cask uninstall macdown ...
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Where does brew install docbook-xsl?

docbook-xsl is installed via brew but not found: $ brew --version Homebrew 0.9.5 (git revision 9107a; last commit 2016-01-19) $ brew install docbook-xsl Warning: docbook-xsl-1.78.1_1 already ...
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Brew update MySQL-Client fails lib_boost

I have a problem updating and i think the same appears during installation of the MySQL-Client. I have installed the MySQL-Client over Homebrew. It was working until the last version was released. Now ...
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Issues installing development tools to Ubuntu: curl: (35) Unknown SSL protocol error

I am attempting to download both Node.js with Linuxbrew, and RVM to an Ubuntu VM. Linuxbrew installs fine, but when I try to install Node.js with it, or RVM, I get this error: curl: (35) Unknown SSL ...
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Problems with libpng and Mac OS X

I keep getting the same error while trying to run an app which uses opencv: dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libpng15.15.dylib Referenced from: /usr/local/lib/libopencv_highgui.2.4.8.dylib ...
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“Could not create unix socket lock file” with MySQL 5.7.10 on OS X 10.11.2

I've been trying to install MySQL 5.7 on OS X El Capitan using Homebrew, however when it came to getting the server up and running, I cannot seem to get a lock file created. When I run mysqld_safe, ...
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“Operation not permitted” error; unable to install Homebrew on Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)

I can't install Homebrew on my OS X 10.9 MacBook Pro, despite searching the Internet in various ways (including searching for the error message). Here's what happens: greggs-mbp-7:local gr$ ruby -e ...
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MacVim.app doesnt open any edit windows

i installed macvim with brew install macvim brew link macvim brew linkapps i am on os x el capitan, but had same problem on yosemite if i go to /usr/local/Cellar/macvim/7.4-80/bin and execute ...
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How to convert a mov to a gif without loosing quality [duplicate]

I am trying to convert a mov I have created by recording my screen with Quicktime (I am running Mac OS El Capitan) but the result is far from perfect. I am using ffmpeg (installed using homebrew) but ...
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Compiling pinfo on OS X

I would like to install pinfo on my Mac for reading info files, instead of using the bad looking elder brother info. pinfo is not yet provided by Homebrew. Perhaps it will soon, when I will get this ...
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How to install nginx on El Capitan

I just installed nginx with homebrew on a new Macbook Pro and I set everything up with homebrew PHP56, MySQL Redis CouchDB Memcached Postgresql Nginx --with-passenger ( I left the defaults ) On ...
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Change install location and prefix of homebrew packages

My /usr/local and /usr/local/bin permissions on my machine are different from traditional machines (and they have to be that way). Is it possible to configure homebrew to install in a different ...
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How should I maintain my conf when upgrading a hombrew package?

I have freeswitch installed via homebrew. It is not a well designed package and keeps its conf and data in the package dir, so when upgrading you lose your setup by default. I'm just wondering what ...
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OS X tree listing, files first

How do I use the the tree command to generate a listing where the files are listed first before the subfolders, like so? ├── casar.txt ├── stuff.txt ├── files │   ├── file1.txt │   ├── file2.txt │   ...
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OSX Homebrew MySQL Installation Gone Bad

I'm having issues with getting mysql installed properly under homebrew. I want homebrew to manage it, and I had it installed manually using the .dmg installer beforehand. I've backed up my data into ...
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Trying to install ntfs-3g but why am I getting this error message on OSX 10.9.5?

Trying to follow directions here to write to external usb hard drive but I get the following error: brew install ntfs-3g Error: No available formula for ntfs-3g ==> Searching formulae... ==> ...
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How to distribute a java app (jar file with bash launcher) through Brew?

I have two files: a jar file and run.sh script to run the jar. I want to run it through the Homebrew. What should I do to make it possible?