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/usr/include vs /usr/local/include

I just discovered that on my MAC /usr/local/include is a symbolic link to usr/include (since about 9 months), causing problems with homebrew. I wonder whether this link is normal? harmless? Is there a ...
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How to install and use GNU Grep in OSX

I have coreutils but I am not sure if GNU grep is there. I just want to use the flag -P for Perl regex that is found in GNU grep, but not in BSD grep. My PATH is ...
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To use STDBUF from Homebrew's coreutils

I run brew search stdbuf and get No formula found for "stdbuf". Searching pull requests... Closed pull requests: coreutils: upstream fix for stdbuf (https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/pull/32955) ...
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To install unbuffer in OSX

There is the terminal command unbuffer in Linux Redhat, for instance. I did not find it in homebrew. How can you install unbuffer in OSX Yosemite 10.10.3?
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Homebrew mutt(1) file permission weirdness

I just installed mutt ('brew install mutt') running as myself (uid=501(john)), no sudo. It seems to have worked, but now I've got a couple of weird permission problems. When I run mutt, email ...
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How to compile PHP with OpenSSL on OS X 10.9?

So I'm while trying to compile PHP 5.6.10 from the source faced the following problem: Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_PKCS5_PBKDF2_HMAC", referenced from: _zif_openssl_pbkdf2 in ...
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To install Blockdev in OSX?

I did not find the command in Brew of Yosemite 10.10.3. I am reading the command developed from here: pv -s $(blockdev –getsize64 /Users/masi/Dropbox/1/r3.raw) How can you install Blockdev in OSX? ...
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Macports / fink / homebrew - which allows true non-root, home-directory-only installation?

I'm looking into doing some development on my Macbook Pro running Yosemite. I've used both Macports and homebrew before, but I really don't want to install anything on my machine outside of my home ...
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Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line?

Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line? I found these but don't know how to get them running on my Mac: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/39651 ...
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What does the slash mean in homebrew app name? [closed]

Example brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask What does the slash (/) mean here? Hierarchical relationship or aliases?
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problems installing homebrew on mavericks

I tried to install homebrew (OSX 10.9.5) using the recommended ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" but got Illegal variable name. I do have ...
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What does `brew man` do?

I mean brew man, not man brew. It says: Fetching: hpricot-0.8.6.gem (100%) Building native extensions. This could take a while... Successfully installed hpricot-0.8.6 Fetching: ...
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Error installing cmu-sphinx with brew on osx

Im getting an error when installing cmu-sphinx. I tried adding /usr/local/Cellar/libsamplerate/0.1.8/lib/pkgconfig to pkg config path.export ...
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Terminator installation issue with VTE

When I try to install Terminator via brew I get Linking /usr/local/Cellar/vte/0.28.2... Error: Invalid argument - /usr/local/share/locale/ca@valencia/LC_MESSAGES/vte-0.0.mo I have tried the ...
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Does homebrew store tar.gz after package installation is complete?

If so, where? If not, where does it downloads it for the time of installation? I interrupted a package installation (brew install) and then restarted it. Do I have two tar.gz archives now? I thought, ...
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Can't install inkscape on Yosemite with homebrew

It seems like I should be able to install inkscape with something like brew install inkscape based on what I've seen online. Unfortunately, when I try this I get Error: No available formula for ...
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Make files in `/usr/local` writable for homebrew

I've been trying to get homebrew working nicely, but it appears everything inside /usr/local isn't writable, and everything falls over. It keeps telling me to recursively chown /usr/local, and I ...
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Clean install Mac, restore backup without command line tools

So, I'm a developer with brew installed along with several other programs installed from source(openCV, boost etc.). I want to do a clean install of OSX(to get rid of some other issues as well), then ...
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To install GNU Cut in OSX?

I did not find it in brew by brew search cut. I wound if it exists in any other package systems. How can you install GNU Cut in OSX?
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homebrew libgfortran

My Python app is using scipy which apparently needs libgfortran. After a recent brew update/upgrade, my Python app fails to run due to a libgfortran dependency issue: ...
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Homebrew: how to switch between GCC versions `gcc49` and `gcc`?

I foolishly uninstalled GCC 4.9 after brew upgradeing to GCC 5. However I need both versions and I need to be able to switch back and forth. I thought I could just do brew switch 4.9.2 but the old ...
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mkfs.jffs2 or equivalence on Mac Os X

I need to use mkfs.jffs2 command on Mac OS X. On Linux, the command is installed with mtd-tools package, but I can't find it from homebrew. I tried to build from the source, but I have numerous ...
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How to upgrade bash with brew (permission error)?

I work with Yosemite (10.10.3) and would like to upgrade bash (to version 4.x) and found this post. After brew update, I did brew install bash, but obtained: ==> Downloading ...
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Is there any way to upgrade brew cask

I am just wondering if there is any way to upgrade all brew cask'a? Something like brew upgrade.
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Using cask and then brew install

I am trying to install gulp - which seems to require first cask: 17:14:34/mozaik-demo $brew install gulp Error: No available formula for gulp Searching formulae... Searching taps... ...
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Export PATH directly from command line in Yosemite--where is my PATH?

I want to use the latest version of git which I installed via Homebrew, so I needed to change my PATH variable to ensure OS X uses the Homebrew version instead of the outdated version that ships with ...
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Trying to run commands in bash causes Homebrew error

Whenever I try and run any commands in terminal (bash), my window goes crazy and it keeps looping through an output of: /usr/local/Cellar/rbenv/0.4.0/libexec/rbenv-hooks: line 32: cd: ...
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Serial connection via Ethernet port

I have some devices that are only accessible via RS-232 cables. The problem is that I have no RS-232 to USB adapters so I can't access them. What I do have is a bunch of serial cables, most ...
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“brew install rtorrent” now failing to build

This morning, I tried to launch rtorrent on Mac OS X 10.10.3, and it failed with a "symbol not found" in libtorrent (I've lost the backtrace from my screen). Tried a bunch of stuff, as documented ...
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Where to put VirtualHost files for brew's httpd24?

I have installed httpd24 via brew by running brew install httpd24 However I am not sure where to put a virualhost definition files in the file system. I ran this command /usr/local/bin/apachectl -S ...
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Brew Install Rtorrent not Working

I am unable to brew build rtorrent. Could someone tell me what I need to do to get this to work? Things I have done - brew doctor brew update brew upgrade --all Error - ld: symbol(s) not found ...
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Where is the file .vimrc in Yosemite? (Download Macvim through Homebrew)

I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and I recently downloaded macvim using homebrew. I find a vimrc file under the directory: /usr/share/vim However, after putting some modification like setting the ...
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Failed to update brew

I'm trying to update brew but I get this error message: The directory /Library/Formula doesn't even exist. What should I do?
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flac terminal app no longer works - giving me libogg.0.dylib errors

I've been a happy user of flac on the OS X Terminal. I mostly use it to either encode, or decode wav -> flac or flac -> wav. What I'm meeting nowadays is this: flac -d *.flac dyld: Library not ...
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Textmate's Filter Through Command

I run anything there on document or selection I get /bin/sh: pandoc: command not found I installed pandoc by brew install pandoc My pandoc's version is 1.13.2.1. There is probably ...
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Can't install php56-mcrypt with homebrew

I use Homebrew on my testing server on OS X. I have php56, autoconf, and mcrypt installed through homebrew. I was successful doing this on a different Mac but I am not having any luck this time. ...
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Yosemite command-line tool update programs

What command-line tool update programs are there in Yosemite? I've used: pip (for Python packages; seems to be built-in, unlike the following) brew (homebrew for application installation) gem (for ...
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Meld on OSX 10.10 - half screen

I installed Meld using homebrew on a stock OSX 10.10. It works, but it doesn't seem to understand the size of my screen (actually two screens, same behavior on both built in and secondary display). ...
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Homebrew Formula for emacs' VM (View Mail)

Can anyone help with a homebrew formula to install emacs' VM ("View Mail"), located: http://www.nongnu.org/viewmail/ https://code.launchpad.net/vm I can get as far as a script, that should look ...
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Getting 'module' object has no attribute 'bindtextdomain' launching meld

I just did brew uninstall meld brew install meld Trying to use meld continues to give same error: 15:46:50/config $!8420 meld config.bernoulli.py config.py Couldn't bind the translation domain. ...
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What are the right post-installation procedure after installing git using Homebrew?

I installed Git using Homebrew: brew install git and then it gave some outputs $ brew install git ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/git-2.4.0.yosemite.bottle.tar.gz ...
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How do I depend on a specific version of a homebrew formula

I'm having a conflict with a formula and a particular version of Boost. Ideally, since this is really just a build conflict (it's not using a Boost shared library), I'd like to automatically use a ...
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What does the with-bindings option do in brew?

I'm looking to brew a package (graphviz) and see it has one option—amid others— --with-bindings Build Perl/Python/Ruby/etc. bindings I might want that, if only I knew what it means...? What ...
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Applications in ~/Applications not shown in Applications folder in dock

I just noticed that brew cask install symlinks to ~/Applications. This works fine, but the application item in my dock does not show apps from that folder. Is it supposed to work this way? I expected ...
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What does adding PATH to .bashrc do?

I'm following this guide to install Linux commands onto my OS Terminal: https://www.topbug.net/blog/2013/04/14/install-and-use-gnu-command-line-tools-in-mac-os-x/ and I see that the second line tells ...
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Rsync not copying some files with extended attributes

I am attempting to rsync from a network mounted volume to my Desktop. However some but not alll of the files are not copying because of an rsync error. I am using rsync 3.1.1 from Brew. I'm using ...
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How to fix “xvinfo: Unable to open display /private/tmp/…/org.macosforge.xquartz:0” error?

I run xvinfo and get xvinfo: Unable to open display /private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.D2FFj2I3es/org.macosforge.xquartz:0 I do not understand. No previous google match for it. Something wrong with ...
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Cannot load system rubygems/stub_specification

I'm trying to brew update or gem update and get this error: /Library/Ruby/Site/2.0.0/rubygems/specification.rb:14:in `require': cannot load such file -- rubygems/stub_specification (LoadError) ruby ...
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Removing an application from homebrew-cask

Homebrew-cask provides the possibility for users to conveniently install the applications with GUI, I want to confirm that: while I try to uninstall a software which was installed by homebrew-cask, ...
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What is the difference between open (-a) <app> and double click in finder/spotlight?

I recently installed leksah on my Mac (once directly, once via brew cask). When I try to open it in Finder, Dock or use spotlight the window flashes open for a second and then closes immediately. ...