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Homebrew PATH error Mac OS X 10.6.8

So I've found this wildly helpful blog (http://blog.wyeworks.com/) and managed to muddle my way to step 5 (after leaving ridiculous comments after getting stuck on step one) $ brew install ...
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Can homebrew and macports work together to let Firefox-X11 be installed?

I want to install firefox-x11 but theres no repo in homebrew, only macports seems to have one, hence I'm at a loss how to get firefox-X11 on a system that relies on homebrew for OSS. The way I'd ...
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Can't install Homebrew on Mac OS X Lion

I followed the simple instructions on Homebrew's homepage: Paste this at a terminal prompt: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/gist/323731)" But I get the following permission ...
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How I can install a Homebrew recipe maintained in a separate git repository outside of /usr/local/Library/Formula?

I'm writing a quick Homebrew formula for my own private purposes (it's unlikely to be shared). I'd like to install it , but would prefer not to maintain my own local fork of Homebrew, but instead ...
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How best to isolate my development environment on OS X?

What is the current best practice for setting up a development environment on OS X? I recently got a new Mac with OS X 10.10, Yosemite. I'm familiar with homebrew, and from my Linux experience, ...
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How to remove outdated casks from Homebrew?

I am using homebrew-cask to keep my ecosystem of applications up-to-date. It is great when maintaining several computers at home, travel or on the go. However, when some packages are getting updated ...
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Building mysql with readline instead of editline

I'd really like to be able to use readline instead of editline with the mysql client, but I can't find out how to do this. The bottled mysql that brew installs by default for mavericks is using ...
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Disabling /usr/bin/svn to use brew installed svn

I use Lion, and the svn /usr/bin/svn is 1.6 version. As I need to use subversion 1.7, I installed svn from brew to be installed in /usr/local/bin/svn. How can I disable the svn* files so that I can ...
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Removing the builtin command-line utilities from PATH, zsh

Okay, so I'm a Linux power user, that is I feel most at home when I have access to the command-line, and I'm very much used to using GNU coreutils, so now that I've installed GNU coreutils on Mac OS X ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810

Downloaded and installed the AirStream application, and when I launched it nothing happens. In Terminal the output is $ open /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/airstream/latest/AirStream.app ...
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Missing glibtoolize

One package I want to install (lua-posix) needs glibtoolize, where do I get that? I installed XCode and that Development Console Tools stuff, brew doctor is happy, and according to the them, ...
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What does sudo chmod 0755 /usr/local and sudo chgrp wheel /usr/local do?

I uninstalled Homebrew, manually removed the /usr/local contents. The following possible Homebrew files were not deleted: /usr/local/.DS_Store /usr/local/bin/ /usr/local/etc/ /usr/local/include/ ...
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How can I update my version of `unzip` to version 6.00 or higher?

Its a common problem that, when unzipping (read: 'open by double-click'), some .zip files result in a similar sized .cpgz file. But you expected an unzipped file or folder instead. The default unzip ...
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Backing up Homebrew Cellar

I decided to reinstall my Mac from scratch recently, and since then I've been working on ways to more effectively organize everything, image/partition my data and do recovery. I discovered Homebrew ...
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Installed openvpn with brew but it doesn't appear to be installed correctly

I installed openvpn with brew. The installation went fine, no errors or missing dependencies. But now when I try to run it: users-MBP:~ user$ brew install openvpn Warning: openvpn-2.3.7 already ...
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How to get to know OS X/Unix better? [closed]

Not sure how to ask this but this problem has troubled me for so long. I'd long been a DOS/Windows user until about 12 years ago when Mac OS X first came out I turned to the Mac, and stayed here ever ...
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What build flags are available for brew install of gcc?

I'm curious as to what build flags are available to me when installing gcc 4.8 using brew. This question explains how to install gcc 4.8 using brew, but only specifies two possible flags i.e ...
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How do I uninstall imagemagick from Mac OS X?

I have ImageMagick installed on my Mac. I manually installed it and the dependencies. However, it is causing some problems with brew doctor, so I would like to just uninstall it. After uninstalling ...
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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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List of GNU packages for homebrew

My team is working with Mountain Lion MacBook Pros, and we're using the GNU CLI tools, like wget and watch, intensively. Whenever a new team member joins us, we tell the new hire to install homebrew ...
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Where does Homebrew install wine?

I'd ask this on Homebrew's own community, but it doesn't seem like there is one. I'm trying to install wine with Homebrew, but it doesn't look like anything's in the right place. That is, "which ...
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Permanently saving changes to $PATH [duplicate]

I have ruby and homebrew running for a while and I'm starting to play with Bash. I have encountered a problem with my PATH variable as echo'd: ...
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Newest version of HomeBrew, versions no longer supported

I am having problems installing the old version of grails on my mac, with homebrew. The spot where I get stuck is at the brew versions grails as it will say that versions is no longer used. I have ...
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How can I `brew prune` multiple entries?

After many calls with the Apple support, they told me I should reinstall the OS and restore my stuff with the migration assistant. I did it and almost everything works fine so far. Only brew doctor ...
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How to install imagick via homebrew?

I am trying to install imagick using homebrew. The issue is that MagickWand libaries cannot be found. $ brew install php54-imagick ==> Downloading http://pecl.php.net/get/imagick-3.1.0RC2.tgz ...
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“brew formula” installation logs

Sometimes I install a formula with Brew, and I get a series of warnings and notifications. At some point later, I want to go back and read what problems the installation found. Does brew ...
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How to fix multiple errors when installing Homebrew on OSX Lion (mainly OSXFUSE and Mono related)

I'm trying to install Homebrew but I'm getting multiple errors when brew doctor is run. I'm a complete noob at this and I've tried uninstalling Homebrew and re-installing, but still not working. ...
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How to install cURL on OSX with brew

How can i get the newerst version of cURL instead of the old 7.24 that Apple provide. user:~ kevinsimper$ curl --version curl 7.31.0 (x86_64-apple-darwin12.4.0) libcurl/7.31.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8x ...
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Installed application using brew, but now it's saying it can't find it?

I have installed an application (dsniff) using brew, but when I try to run it I get a "Command not found" error. I even tried going to the directory it was installed to: ...
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Is there a way to get gnome-terminal on Lion?

Is there a port of gnome-terminal, or a way to compile it, or some other program that is typographically comparable, under Lion? There is a typographic difference, and I can't duplicate it in ...
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MySQL Preference Pane control for MySQL installed via Homebrew

I have installed MySQL via homebrew: brew install mysql. I'd like to get the MySQL preference pane hooked up to my installation of MySQL through homebrew. How can I achieve this?
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How do I build FFMpeg with non-default libraries when using Homebrew

I am trying to build FFMpeg with libvpx so that I can encode a WebM video. How can I re-build FFMpeg with libvpx using Homebrew? I tried encoding a video with FFMPEG and libvpx installed separately I ...
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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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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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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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“brew install ogre” fails at “make install”

I'm stuck at installing ogre via brew. The error output seems limited to me and I'm not experienced OSX user at all. Any idea is appreciated. $ brew install ogre ==> Downloading ...
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brew doctor get warning on opencv

i'm new to mac os x. i read that homebrew is a good packet manager and i have tried it. i have also read that to install opencv 2.4 i have to follow those steps: install cmake via homebrew download ...
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Unknown terminal 'xterm-256color'

Keep getting a message in Terminal saying tput: unknown terminal "xterm-256color" This message typically appears when running homebrew, and while I can swear it's popped up on other places, I ...
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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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Gnuplot with xterm in yosemite [duplicate]

I installed gnuplot on my yosemite system using brew. When I try to plot cos(x) the way I would on ubuntu, I get this: gnuplot> plot cos(x) WARNING: Plotting with an 'unknown' terminal. No output ...
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Is there a command like namei for OS X?

I'm sifting through some incorrect permission issues and discovered the namei command for Linux. Homebrew doesn't currently have a Mac port. namei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is ...
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How to switch from Spotlight to Alfred via Terminal?

I installed Alfred through homebrew-cask. I want to disable Spotlight and let Alfred be opened with Cmd+S. The first Terminal-based solution I tried was unloading Spotlight with sudo launchctl unload ...
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Scapy on Mavericks via Homebrew “AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'intf'”

I tried to install Scapy on OS X via Homebrew which seemed to work fine. After installation there were some Python modules missing which I installed via Homebrew. Now when I start Scapy I get the ...
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Can't re-install homebrew

I'm having a problem re-installing homebrew. I am running Mavericks It started with me trying to install express.js. Homebrew had been installed on my mac for quite some time, never had any trouble ...
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Way to determine most popular Homebrew packages?

Is there a way to determine which Homebrew packages have been installed the most times, either in the recent past or all-time? It would make it easier to determine which formulae are the most useful, ...
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How can I install Octave with curl support via homebrew?

I've installed octave with homebrew (via brew install octave), and it seems to work fine, including gnuplot support. However, it looks like it's missing curl support. I'm getting the message "error: ...
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How do I undo “export PATH='/usr/local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile”

I was trying to install homebrew, which wasn't working. It told me to do echo export PATH='/usr/local/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile. However this wasn't having any affect, and I thought maybe it ...
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How can I get Xcode to install under Lion?

I'm slightly confused under Lion as to how to get dependencies in place for Homebrew. It wants Xcode in place, and I can go to the app store and click on "Install", and it dutifully says ...
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Bash or sh cannot execute any binary files

While I am able to execute binaries, when the terminal is open, if I type: /bin/bash make or /bin/sh ls I get: /usr/bin/make: /usr/bin/make: cannot execute binary file Why is that? I am on ...
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Unable to install software packages using Home Brew

I am unable to install any software packages using homebrew. I get the following error when I try to install any softwares. Rahuls-iMac:local rahuljeevanandam$ brew install mysql ==> ...