I’ve got some problems with the package manager, Homebrew. I can’t find how to remove it!
Is it safe to remove whole
/usr/local? Homebrew was installed somewhere in that directory.
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/uninstall)"
Here is a copy of the old script, for historical purposes:
cd `brew --prefix` git checkout master git ls-files -z | pbcopy rm -rf Cellar bin/brew prune pbpaste | xargs -0 rm rm -r Library/Homebrew Library/Aliases Library/Formula Library/Contributions test -d Library/LinkedKegs && rm -r Library/LinkedKegs rmdir -p bin Library share/man/man1 2> /dev/null rm -rf .git rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/Homebrew rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/Homebrew rm -rf /Library/Caches/Homebrew
This should also revert your
/usr/local folder to its pre-Homebrew days. See the Homebrew installation wiki for more information.
Note: You may also need to remove
~/.homebrew as well. If you happen to have
~/.rvm, then you should delete
Also note that homebrew changes group to 'staff' and gives write access to group for
In order to put back these directories in their original states do:
sudo chown root:wheel <directory> ; sudo chmod 755 <directory>
for each one or if you don't have fancy owners / rights:
sudo chown -R root:wheel /usr/local ; sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/local
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