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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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brew doctor errors - safe to remove files?

It seems that I made a mess as the brew doctor returns a number of errors: brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an ...
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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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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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Using homebrew how can I install multiple versions of the same software?

I'm using OSX and homebrew. I need two versions of the same software. In my case I'd like to install vim that's built with the flag --without-python --with-python3, and vim built without those flags. ...
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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?
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Convert jpeg quality to 80% using automator

I want to make a automator script that goes trough a folder with subfolders and convert all .JPEG (or .JPG) to the same JPEG, but with a quality of 80%. There is no option in Automator it self like ...
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OS X 10.10.3: Apache(2.4.12) + Passenger 5.0.10 from Homebrew doesn't work

Trying to configure Snorby(ruby app) to work with Apache/2.4.12 and Passenger 5.0.10. -- I've successfully installed from homebrew apache and passenger. brew install httpd24 passenger -- Created ...
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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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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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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.
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Linuxbrew $PATH error

I get the this warning when trying to run the brew doctor command. $ brew doctor Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. ./configure scripts often look for ...
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Homebrew Cask vs using dmg

Just wondering what the difference/advantage is between using Homebrew/Casks vs downloading the dmg file and moving the application onto the hard drive? I understand the original Homebrew is often ...