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

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What does the --force option do in homebrew?

I often see programmers recomend using the --force option when removing a homebrew package: brew remove <package> --force. Why is the --force option available? What does it effect in the ...
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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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Where can I find a list of all formulas available for homebrew?

Is there a way to get a list of all formulas (packages) I can install using homebrew for Mac OS X?
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How should I set the PATH variable on my Mac so the Hombrew-installed tools are found?

Trying to set up Homebrew on a new Mac (on previous Macs I would install packages from source). The first package I tried to install was Git: $ brew install git Installation went OK, but which ...
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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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“FATAL: lock file ”postmaster.pid“ already exists”

I just reinstalled postgres via brew install postgres I ran initdb /usr/local/var/postgres -E utf8 but got this: The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "atal421". This ...
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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 QGIS using homebrew on El Capitan

So I have been trying to install QGIS using homebrew on El Cap for a while now, but with very limited succes (I installed it once without any of the extras; --with-grass7 --with-saga-gis --with-orfeo ...
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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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Can't find zlib when installing other libs with brew

I'm new to both *nix and brew. I tried to install many things with Homebrew, but it always said: configure: error: *** Working zlib library and headers not found *** Then I tried install zlib ...
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List and install older unison version through OS X brew

I'm trying to get unison to sync files between my new OS X el capitan MBP and my work computer running ubuntu 14.04. When I run my sync profile I get a the following traceback Fatal error: Received ...
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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 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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Can I install Homebrew without sudo privileges?

Homebrew nicely allows package installations without sudo privileges, but it seems that I need admin privileges to install Homebrew itself. I'd like to install Homebrew in a Mac environment where I ...
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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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Prevent frequent compilation in Homebrew

homebrew doctor warns me to keep an updated homebrew database and packages, telling me this: You haven't updated for at least 24 hours, this is a long time in brewland! However, when I try to ...
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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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Can't use homebrew installed git

I'm encountering a really weird issue when I try to use the latest version of git I just installed via homebrew. which git is pointing me to the homebrew install, but calling git returns the original ...
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OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) Making Zsh Very Slow

I just freshly installed El Capitan on my MacBook Pro. I had trouble earlier with the my terminal being too slow while typing in simple commands. I thought it might have been that I need to format my ...
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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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How do I restart redis that I installed with brew?

I used brew to install redis (a key/value store database server) for my node.js app. brew install redis However, it seems to disappear and is very volatile. Because I'm using redis as my session ...
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Is it safe to install both Homebrew and Macports on the same machine?

I have MacPorts installed on my iMac with a fair number of ports installed. I'm interested in trying out Homebrew, though, as I've heard many good things about it, and because I've noticed that it ...
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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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brew hanging (seemingly frozen) when installing boost for nearly an hour

Brew has been hanging on this step for maybe an hour while trying to install the boost homebrew package: ./b2 --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.54.0 --libdir=/usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.54.0/lib -d2 ...
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Brew installed, linked, but not found

I just installed mtr via Homebrew, and it completed seemingly successfully (i.e., nothing unusual). MBA% mtr zsh: command not found: mtr That's odd. I figured I'd try again: MBA% brew install mtr ...
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How to I build/compile the latest FFmpeg snapshot for OS X?

How do I compile FFmpeg for OS X in a way that is equivalent to the Homebrew release with these settings? brew install ffmpeg --with-fdk-aac --with-ffplay --with-freetype --with-libass --with-libquvi ...
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Installing Homebrew packages without linking

I'd like to install several versions of Ruby (or really any Homebrew package) without linking any of them. Basically, I'd like to treat any formula as keg-only. I can't seem to find a way to do this, ...
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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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Mac Homebrew and Wireshark

I've installed Wireshark(.org) using Homebrew. brew install wireshark at the end the script says ==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/wireshark/1.2.7 --disable-dependency-tracking ...
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Homebrew doesn't install new apps in El Capitan

just upgraded to beta El Capitan for developers. Deniss-MBP:src me$ brew install hg Warning: You are using OS X 10.11. We do not provide support for this pre-release version. You may encounter build ...
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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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Got warning message when running brew list

When I run brew list on my Mac OS X EI Capitan, it will always give me errors message like this -- $ brew list /bin/sh: __rvm_ruby_string_find: line 8: syntax error near unexpected token `(' /bin/sh: ...
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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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Bash not working any more?

I was trying to install home brew (I am new to the command line and was following some tutorials on how to get up and running with github). So I was following this Unofficial Update Method: Compile ...
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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 do I install ant on OS X Mavericks?

After upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, ant is no longer on my path. [126] 11:23:26 rkarl-mba-4:~/mobile-baselayer > ant zsh: permission denied: ant [126] 11:23:50 rkarl-mba-4:~/mobile-baselayer ...
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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 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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Nginx Cannot Find OpenSSL Development Headers

When I run: rvmsudo passenger-install-nginx-module on my El Capitan Mac to install nginx, the terminal prints: Checking for OpenSSL development headers... Found: no But I am certain I have ...
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Homebrew brew exports

Looking for a way to export my Homebrew and Homebrew Cask installations (everything from brew list and brew cask list) I'd like to be able to export them to a file that I can then put on any new ...
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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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May I use application's auto-update function when having them installed via Homebrew Cask?

I've just found out about Homebrew Cask and I love it. Most of my applications are now installed via Cask. I'm just wondering whether I can still use an application's auto-update function because ...
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Video DownloadHelper has now suggested I install Homebrew. Should I?

In short, I don’t have a great I.T. background. I would describe myself as above average, for average day to day tasks. I’m not an administrator at work or anything but I know when I have knocked a ...
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zlib is missing which break Haxe and pip on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

I upgraded to El Capitan (version 10.11 Beta 7, build 15A263e) a few days ago. Aside from issues related to permissions, everything seemed to work fine. However, when I try to run some Haxe libraries, ...
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Homebrew php opcache issue

I followed a tutorial to get a local dev environment running on my Yosemite machine using Homebrew. All seems ok, except for the fact that php -v shows a problem with opcache. Failed loading ...
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How to backup and recover homebrew and all formulas after complete reinstallation of OSX?

I've just started to learn git and wondering if there is a good way to use git for recovering homebrew and all formulas after the complete reinsallation (instead of installing homebrew and all ...
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How do I ensure that Homebrew uninstalls old versions when upgrading?

Homebrew seems to install new versions side by side with old versions when upgrading outdated versions (brew upgrade), at least I have a bunch of packages with multiple versions. How do I ensure that ...