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“Could not resolve host: github.com” error while updating Homebrew after installing git

I'm using OS X Lion (10.7.2). I installed Homebrew on my Mac, and I executed the command below. $ brew install git and then: $ brew update error: Could not resolve host: github.com; nodename nor ...
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How to delete python interpreters

So, I made a few bummers while installing latest version of Python. Somehow I have managed to install Python more than once, and now I have several Python interpreters lying around (at least I have a ...
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Python IDLE won't launch - (Using MAC 10.8.5 /Python and UNIX noobie)

Months ago, I installed Python 2.7 on my MacBook Pro (OS 10.8.5) and was using IDLE to run programs for classes I was taking on Udacity. One morning IDLE would no longer start, it would just bounce ...
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Despotify segfaults when playing song

On my mac I installed despotify using brew install -HEAD despotify when playing a song I get Ouch, I segfaulted. How embarrassing. :-( Abort trap: 6 I have these brew packages installed, I couldn't ...
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How to install mimms on Mac using homebrew

How to install mimms on Mac using homebrew. Earlier, I installed it using MacPorts but they are ugly and clutter the system a lot. Therefore, on another machine I installed HomeBrew instead, which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Python Can't Find Platform Dependent Libraries — Mac Homebrew Install

In an effort to purify my environment I have recently eliminated MacPorts and all traces therein from my Mac OS 10.6.6 box, replacing it with the hip new Homebrew (https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew). ...
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Homebrew packages in PKG_CONFIG_PATH

I have a bunch of libraries installed with homebrew but I don't know what the right way to get them in pkg-config's search path. Right now I have export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$(find /usr/local/Cellar ...
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Install GParted on a mac with Homebrew or Macports?

I'd like to install Gparted on my mac, and I thought I could use Homebrew or Macports to help with that, but I can't seem to figure it out. I tried using Homebrew because I haven't really heard good ...
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Why did NTFS-3G via Homebrew stop working?

I followed the directions here: NTFS-3G via Homebrew installation If you have [Homebrew][5], installing NTFS support is as easy as running the following in a terminal: brew install ntfs-3g ...
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How to fix Homebrew error “/usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin”

I am sure this is not a new question, and have ben answered on this website before. I have tried the solutions prescribed but unfortunately the error is still persisting. Hence, approaching the ...
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Who should I run mysql as, on a personal computer?

I just installed mysql via homebrew (with brew install mysql, on Mac OS X Mountain Lion - recently installed from scratch). Following the installation, there is a "caveats" section with options around ...
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Questions on compiling homebrew php with postgres support on Mavericks

I recently upgraded to Mavericks on my MacBook Pro and a few things broke in the process. One of these was the ability to load a drupal page that sits on a postgres database. I get this message on a ...
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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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Homebrew with custom CFLAGS

How do I compile some specific package with my custom CFLAGS? Other searches suggest that I should just edit the formula by hand but I don't want to do because I want a solution that easily works in ...
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Webalizer via brew, trying to build with libpng15

I updated brew sometime ago and recently tried to run webalizer and now get this error: libpng warning: Application built with libpng-1.2.41 but running with 1.5.10 gd-png error: cannot ...
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Mac: create group for use with mobile & local accounts

I need to create a group that will contain the local admin of a machine and one or more Network (Mobile account) users (from a Mountain Lion Server). I'm wondering where to create the group brewers ...
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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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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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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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make error during Homebrew Installing Apache 2.4 on Mavericks

Having an issue using Homebrew to install Apache 2.4 on OSX 10.9. The tap I'm using is homebrew/apache (and also homebrew/dupes to provide apr and apr-util). Specifically, during the make install ...
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Tesseract couldn't load any languages

Running tesseract makebox command produced me the following error Error opening data file /opt/local/share/tessdata/eng.traineddata Please make sure the TESSDATA_PREFIX environment variable is set to ...
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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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How can I browse through Homebrew's formulae according to popularity (# downloads all time)?

Though I can easily find an alphabetical list of all available formulae, there seems to be no resource online, including at Brew's Github, or seemingly anywhere where I'm able to browse through ...
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How can I remove anything related to python aside from the default installation on os x mavericks?

I have a really messed up python installation. I have the preinstalled version of python that comes with os x mavericks. then I installed the homebrew version with brew install python. Then I ...
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Trouble installing Homebrew “curl: (2) Failed initialization”

When I run the command to install homebrew on Mac OSX 10.7, namely ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)", I get curl: (2) Failed initialization. Searching ...
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change gtk-based wireshark to qt based one in homebrew

I have install wireshark on OSX using homebrew: brew install wireshark --with-gtk+ However, now I want a qt-based version, and I am supposed to do brew install wireshark --qt There is doubt homebrew ...
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brew install encfs - script stalls

I'm trying to install Encfs on OS X 10.9. The installation seems to stuck on the last step in the following script: bash-3.2$ brew install encfs ==> Installing dependencies for encfs: boost, osxfuse ...
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Homebrew and RVM bickering

Homebrew requires /usr/local/bin to appear before other binary directories in PATH RVM wants to be sourced last The bottom part of my .zshrc: Alternative 1: export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH [[ -s ...
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How can I get Homebrew and MAMP (Pro) to play nicely together?

I am using MAMP Pro for most of my local application development and am trying to install ruby , etc via homebrew however homebrew will give me the following warning: Warning: "config" scripts exist ...
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Uninstall Homebrew completely, which isn't located at the standard /usr/local location

When I installed rvm a while back, it installed Homebrew, without asking. It was not installed in the standard /usr/local location but to the user home directory ~. This hadn't been a problem (aside ...
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ImageMagick 'convert' Doesn't Convert JPG to PNG

I'm trying to convert a JPEG to a PNG using ImageMagick. Should be easy, right? What am I doing wrong? ╭ ~/tmp2 ilesm@mb-ilesm.local ╰ % convert -version ...
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Homebrew is not installing on Mavericks

git fetch is failing during installation of homebrew. Has anyone seen this before? Here's the transcript. I've tried removing /usr/local in its entirety, I still get this problem the next time ...
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Mavericks: managing paths when using homebrew

I do not have a firm grasp of how paths work. I did a clean install of python with homebrew and had to mess around with the paths, but I am worried that they are not correct as stands. which python ...
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Install octave with homebrew get NO GUI

I have installed Octave with homebrew. Now if I launch from the terminal the command octave it get me a shell but now a gui: ~ octave GNU Octave, version 3.8.0 Copyright (C) 2013 John W. Eaton and ...
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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 I customise grc (generic colouriser) with Homebrew?

I've installed grc through Homebrew on Mavericks. I can't quite understand the readme. What I want to do, for example, is have the terminal output colourise the number at the start of each line when I ...
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which command doesn't work after uninstalling fink

I was trying to install something using homebrew.. so it complained that I had more than one package manager (either macports or fink).. so I followed fink's uninstall instructions which instructed me ...
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Different GTK engines for Mac OSX homebrewed software

I am trying to "brew" the Geany editor with Homebrew using different GTK engines on Mac OSX (Mountain Lion) in order to give it a Mac'ish look. To accomplish this, I have successfully brewed the ...
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Using Brew in Fish

I'm using the Fish shell in OSX but my brew installation is broken and I'm struggling to get it working again. Below is the error I get when I try to use brew. Any ideas? If I switch shells (back to ...
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Why does Homebrew seem to require a /Developer folder with the Snow Leopard SDK?

I've had Xcode for a while (since Snow Leopard), and I installed Homebrew relatively recently (I currently have version 0.9.3). After an update to Xcode that recommended running an ...
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Install dpkg without Fink or MacPorts on a mac

I don't want to use either of Fink or MacPorts, because I use Homebrew. I need to use dkpg, but it isn't included in Homebrew, and it fails when trying to compile it from source with: $ make make ...