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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 do I move / install Homebrew onto my Mac user account? Another user set it up

I have a Mac on Mavericks that was set up by a different user. He set up Homebrew under his account, but when I type brew on my login I get ...
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Unbound DNS: Troubleshooting/Resolving Unbound Configuration Problems?

     Every time I try to launch the Unbound DNS server via Homebrew Services with the command 'sudo brew services start unbound,' I start seeing log entries of the following ...
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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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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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How to install Meld with Homebrew on Mac OSX?

To install meld on Mac OSX I try to run: brew install meld but I got the following error: Error: No available formula for meld What is the right way to install meld?
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Homebrew: installed sleepwatcher, wanted to run suggested service command, got “Formula not installed”

I installed sleepwatcher using Homebrew. Everything worked well as it seems, here's the output: josh@Macbuech:~/Documents/Work/Access4All/projects/a4aa2/src$ brew install sleepwatcher ==> ...
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Install gnumeric 1.12.9 on mac

I need to install an older version of gnumeric on my mac, but it seems that brew only supports the latest version (currently 1.12.27). brew versions gnumeric doesn't work any more, and if I do git ...
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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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“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 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 can I install PHPmyadmin on Mac Lion using Homebrew

How can I install PHPmyadmin using homebrew, if that possible. I'm using Mac 10.7. I installed Homebrew, and it's working perfectly. I use it to download php 5.4 and mysql. Both are working ...
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Installing aria2 on OS X using Homebrew fails

I have been a Linux user for a long time now mainly using Debian based systems. Recently I also bought a 15" MacBooK Pro with Retina Display and now, I am trying to install my lovely command line ...
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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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How to install matplotlib on OS X?

I want to install matplotlib on OS X. If possible, using homebrew. I installed Python 2.7.1 using brew install python, I modified my path to use it I installed pip using brew install pip I installed ...
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How can I remove outdated installed versions of Homebrew packages?

How can I remove outdated versions of Homebrew packages that are installed side-by-side with current versions?
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Brew update: error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge

I'm very new to homebrew and git. I've done changes to httpd24.rb formula which is in homebrew/apache tap. (Just added the --enable-so configuration argument in the existing formula file) Now when ...
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Download 32bit OpenSSL using HomeBrew on 64bit Mac

I have a 64 bit Mac I have a 32 bit app 32bit app needs OpenSSL I have tried point it OpenSSL downloaded by HomeBrew, but it fails After having eliminated all other causes as well as possible, I ...
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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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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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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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I am getting “ln: /usr/local/bin/<Cask>: Permission denied” when trying to install some casks

I have installed Homebrew and Cask to my machine, and it has worked for some things. But I sometimes get an error saying ==> ln: /usr/local/bin/<Cask name>: Permission denied Error: Command ...
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How to determine which brew package provides a given file?

Is there a way to figure out which brew package provides a given file (like apt-file on Ubuntu or pgkfile on Arch)? I'm not talking about querying which locally installed package owns a file on my ...
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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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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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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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Can't install Brew formulae correctly (Permission denied in /usr/local/lib)

I am installing a few Homebrew packages on a brand new Mac. However, there are some errors while linking: ln: ./libsvn_wc-1.dylib: Permission denied Error: The linking step did not complete ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...