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Problem reinstalling PostgreSQL after installing Parallels

I’m trying to reinstall postgresql on my mac (yosemite) after installing parallels seemed to mess up permissions to directories that psql and homebrew need. I was able to force-uninstall psql, but ...
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Stuck on blue screen after running “rm *” in /

I accidentally executed rm * on / and since then I am unable to see my desktop. All I see is a blue screen with spinning gear. Irony is I somehow missed my OS and other CDs too that came with my Mac. ...
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How to uninstall “Munki Managed Software Center.app”?

How to properly uninstall mymac:~ meself$ brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you use ...
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How to open different emacs version from the shell?

I have two versions of emacs on my machine. One came preinstalled and I have just installed a newer version with homebrew. If I type emacs in the terminal, the old version runs. If I type ...
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Use specific local gcc and related libraries with Homebrew

I would like to use Homebrew to install some stuff, In the mean time, I have already installed my local gcc, and I want Homebrew to use this specific one (this gcc at /usr/local/bin/gcc is frequently ...
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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...
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How to repair and/or reinstall Homebrew safely?

I am trying to repair Homebrew. I recently tried to reinstall it but when I typed "brew doctor" My output was: shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent ...
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Linking homebrew, php, mcrypt, and localhost:8000

I currently using php -S localhost:8000 for my php testing server on OS X. I am trying to use OpenCart which requires mcrypt and OS X does not come with that. I installed Homebrew, php 5.6.5, and ...
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How to uninstall packages that are not dependencies of brew leaves

brew leavesgives me a list of installed packages whereas brew list of all installed packages. However I would like to know whether there is a way to uninstall packages that are no longer in the ...
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How do I downgrade node or install a specific previous version using homebrew?

I'm using brew. I have node installed, using brew. I want to use an earlier version of node. Online, I find instructions such as, for example: cd /usr/local/Library/Formula brew remove node --force ...
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curl fails on OS X with SHA1 mismatch

I'm experiencing problems with homebrew in OS X 10.10.2 and it seems that curl is causing them: brew install gdal ==> Installing dependencies for gdal: giflib, lzlib, proj, libgeotiff, ge ==> ...
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How to uninstall Jenkins in Homebrew?

I have a problem with Homebrew especially with Jenkins formula. $ brew update;brew upgrade Already up-to-date. ==> Upgrading 1 outdated package, with result: jenkins 1.598 ==> Upgrading jenkins ...
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Does homebrew GCC, or any other way of getting GCC on mac work with AVX out of the box? [migrated]

if someone reading this question has a minute or two, might test the build of the following code: #include <cstdint> #include <x86intrin.h> // some compiler feature tests used by makefile ...
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No package 'libffi' found in Homebrew Virtual Environment

I'm using a homebrew installation of python and getting an error using pip within a virtualenvwrapper environment: No package 'libffi' found Package libffi was not found in the pkg-config search ...
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Urxvt on homebrew ignoring certain .Xdefaults and .Xresources settings

I have a .Xdefaults and a .Xresources that I use on my Linux setups that I want to also use on my OSX setup. However, the Urxvt I installed on homebrew is not picking up certain settings from both ...
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How to handle a .pkg inside a .dmg inside a .gz into a Homebrew cask formula?

I'm trying to create a Homebrew cask formula for xcas, the thing is the packaging method of this software is overly complicated, a .pkg inside a .dmg inside a .gz. I've looked at other formula that ...
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Is there a programmatic way to identify built-in applications?

I'm trying to keep an inventory of where each application in my Mac came from (context: I'm trying to be disciplined and install things only through the App Store, Homebrew or Caskroom). Apps that ...
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hdf5: where are you? (brew)

On yosemite. I want to install octave: but hdf5 can not be found. 00:48:51/shared $brew tap homebrew/science Warning: Already tapped! So I went to try to insstall hdf5 directly: wget ...
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hdf5 dependency of homebrew?

Deep into the installation of octave viw homebrew the hdf5 dependency failed here: ==> Installing octave dependency: hdf5 ==> Downloading ...
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Changing dev environment to Homebrew

I'm a new mac user and I'm going to start using Homebrew to build my environment. My current environment I've installed piece by piece. What I want to check is what to make sure I do, so I don't get ...
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Where is a reasonable sed?

On Yosemite. The sed is old: does not understand \t for example. I installed coreutils and can not find any sed associated with same. What are my options here?
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How can I use Homebrew to install MongoDB 2.8 with “Wired Tiger” storage engine on my MacBook?

I want to install MongoDB on my MacBook, and I would like an no-problems installation experience such as Homebrew offers. However, it looks like brew install mongodb will give version 2.6.6 and ...
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What directory does homebrew use to build programs?

I would like to change the directory that homebrew uses when it builds programs Is that possible? I didn't find such option in brew command
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How to download via home-brew when connected though Internet dongle?

I wanted to download python on my Mac OS Mavericks. I found a blog which instructed to download it via home-brew using simple command brew install python But I am getting failed to download errors. ...
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Terminal command not found [duplicate]

So I was going thru RoR tutorial, installed heroku, heroku toolbelt. I got an error message from Heroku to update to newvest Git for safety reasons. I tried that with installer but heroku version ...
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Drag and drop files from Finder to XQuartz applications

How do I drag and drop files to ported applications that are managed by the XServer? For instance, I want to drag images to Inkscape or csv files to Gnumeric, which I both installed via Homebrew and ...
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How to run a sudo command on mac? .. problem with mysql server

I 've installed mysql server with brew, and i need to run manually this command each time my computer start to make it work with an application that I can't edit. sudo mkdir -p -- /var/run/mysqld/ ; ...
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Error when terminal opens; no available formula

When I open my terminal I see the following message Last login: Thu Dec 18 22:00:53 on ttys000 Error: No available formula for php5 I have tried to run brew doctor but the error remains. I am using ...
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Need help with update to latest Git using Terminal

I was trying to update to the latest Git version in my Terminal. I've no clue what I did and all I remember was that I removed the previous installed Git I think because when i run the following ...
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Install and import site-packages for Python 2 and 3 on Mac

I installed brew and then brew install python brew install python3 Install flask with pip pip install flask Try python -c 'import flask' But I got exception ImportError: No module named ...
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Check brew and brew-cask for valid package names

I have a iMac and Macbook for work and another set for home. I end up getting a new one every couple of years so I end up re-setting up everything atleast couple of times a year. So I wrote a script ...
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Where are the installation directories for homebrew?

Where does Homebrew install it's software? I've installed Maven with Homebrew and searching for the Maven installation directory, so that I can set MAVEN_HOME.
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Applescript to replace string using sed

I need and Applescript to replace some text as follow: Original text: string  string  string  $  text1 string  string  string  $  text2 text3 string  string  string  $  text4 The ...
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XAMPP does not recoginize imagemagick

I just install XAMPP5.6.3-0 and Movable Type 6.0.5 on my OS X 10.8.5 sysytem. I also used Homebrew 0.9.5 to install Imagemagik. When I check on Movable Types's installed modules section the it shows ...
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Making clang always look for libraries in /usr/local/lib

I'm using homebrew and have a lot of libraries in /usr/local/lib as well as include files in /usr/local/include. What is the easiest way to make sure that clang and ld in all circumstances will look ...
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Homebrew default compiler

I have read similar topics here, but unfortunately these solutions does not help me. I would like to recompile all installed software (or at least some formulas) from Homebrew using gcc from ...
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How to eliminate specific brew doctor errors?

When I am running brew doctor I am getting the following list of errors. Is there any way I can eliminate these error reports? Thank you. Please note that these warnings are just used to help the ...
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How to install both Cocoa and X11 of Emacs (preferably with Homebrew)?

I want to try out and compare both the Cocoa- and X11-based versions of Emacs. In general, I try to install all such packages through Homebrew, but in this case it looks like I Homebrew requires me ...
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Upgrading from OS X 10.8.5 to Yosemite: Potential challenges

I have a Macbook Pro with OS X 10.8.5 currently installed. I have the corresponding Xcode as 5.1. Now In order to use Swift we need Xcode 6 and above which is only available for OSX 10.9 or later. ...
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Why so many homebrew package name with underscore

Just want to know why so many homebrew packages with underscore, are they beta release? Usually I don't install any packages with underscores, just want to know the reason behind it. Few example ...
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Brew install fails on gpg-agent?

Is there another way to get gpg-agent in? I need GPG2 signing for RVM in order to provision a server. The message bash-4.3$ brew install --vd gnupg2 ==> Installing dependencies for gnupg2: ...
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Fish shell installation using homebrew - iconv libiconv error

I am trying to install Fish shell using homebrew using command: brew install fish But the installation fails with the following error: ==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/fish/2.1.1 ...
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Spotlight not finding .app created with appify

I've used a script called appify described here https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/shell-script-mac-apps to create /Applications/Emacs.app that runs the actual Emacs.app at ...
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Homebrew - brew docter command not working

When I installed wine I followed all the instructions, but then when I went to type 'brew docter' into terminal a error appears saying Error: Unknown command: docter I've tried uninstalling and ...
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Fixing a Messed Up $PATH in Yosimite

I had troubles installing node with Homebrew as Homebrew does something weird to the node install that installing Yeoman generators seems to be hindered a bit. My issue, however, is that I think ...
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Missing .Bash Files in ~/

While uninstalling/removing home-brew, node, and yeoman...I noted that I don't have a .bashrc or .bach_profile in my home directory. I only have .bash_history present. Why is this? Is this bad? If ...
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When upgrading to Yosemite from Mavericks are there any traps with Brew and Ports

Currently running Mavericks. Got a LOT of things installed through Homebrew and a handful through Ports. Are these going to survive the upgrade? What is best practice in this situation?
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Git autocompletion is not working with homebrew

Here is my setup: brew install git bash-completion Warning: git-2.1.3 already installed Warning: bash-completion-1.3 already installed In .bash_profile: if [ -f $(brew ...
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I can't install “lockfile-progs” which is necessary for “log check” by HOMEBREW on YOSEMITE

I have upgraded my Mac OS X to 10.10, Yosemite, but things go wrong. For other commands, I've succeeded to re-build those programs. However logcheck, which is installed by homebrew can't work well ...
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Installing gprof on Mac

I would like to install GNU Profiler (gprof) on Mac. I tried to install binutils using Homebrew; however, the package that Homebrew installs from the following address does not have gprof. ...