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Why do I have to install CLT when Xcode is installed?

On a fresh Mavericks, I installed Xcode via the App store (accepted license agreement and enabled developer mode). After that, Command Line Tools (CLT) are found (checked via xcode-select -p). ...
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Change ownership of all files, from one owner to another

I changed the shortname of my user account, but it seems to have caused an issue with some files (especially homebrew stuff), which are still owned by the old username. My old short name was cannyboy, ...
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Can't install glib with brew

I'm trying to install gtk+ through brew. It requires glib as a dependency and brew seems to try and install patches that don't exist? How can I install glib? My-MacBook-Pro:~ me$ brew install gtk+ ...
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Taps vs formulas

The official site says: A tap is homebrew-speak for a git repository containing extra formulae. But: Why are taps kept separately from regular formulae? Why use the distinction at all? ...
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Compiling / installing shotdetect for OS X

I would like to find scene changes in a video with this command line tool: Shotdetect is a free software (LGPL) which detects shots and scenes from a video. Dependencies are: sudo apt-get ...
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Homebrew errors; update fails

Homebrew has been working fine for years...until today. Anyone know what's going on and/or how to fix it? $ brew --config HOMEBREW_VERSION: 0.9.4 ORIGIN: https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew.git HEAD: ...
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“brew link node” creates/removes different number of symlinks when repeated

I was upgrading Node.js node through Homebrew's brew upgrade, and it didn't link correctly. $ brew update (snip-snip formulae were updated) $ brew upgrade (snip-snip other upgrades) ==> ...
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Homebrew: SHA1 Mismatch Even After Update

Mac OS X 10.7.4 (Lion) Homebrew 0.9.2 Fresh install of Homebrew. No program will install on its own—the expected hash signature never matches the actual one, for whatever reason. The only answer I ...
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How can I get Homebrew working under Mavericks?

I had been doing most of my POSIX development on something other than my Mac after upgrading from Mountain Lion to Mavericks, and when I came back, Homebrew was not functioning at a smoke-test level. ...
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Problem with homebrew recipe for ctags

I was trying to install ctags using homebrew: >brew install ctags ==> Downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/ctags/ctags-5.8.tar.gz Already downloaded: ...
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How to get Apple Command Line Developer Tools without App Store?

I got a mid-2013 MacBook Air for UNIX development. I'm disappointed that it came with no C/C++ compilers and with no make, which are apparently part of Apple Command Line Developer Tools, which is ...
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`brew doctor` gives warning for newly opened terminal windows

When I run brew doctor I get this warning: Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin TONS of people with the same problem, but they solve it by running this: PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH" Which ...
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Homebrew installed libraries, how do I use them?

I'm a bit confused. I've installed a bunch of libraries (e.g. vtk, gsl,...) that I need for a c++ project for school. I used homebrew to install them (luckily there were formulas available). My ...
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What more does installing Homebrew allow me to do? [closed]

Homebrew is a useful tool to install UNIX tools. What are useful things to do with homebrew? What tools can you recommend?
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Homebrew Replaced MySQL

I had mysql running fine on OS X until I accidentally installed it via homebrew as well. I cant start mysql using preference pane and I cant login to phpmyadmin using my root password. Is there ...
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How do I work around a “Could not resolve host: (nil)…” error when installing/using Homebrew?

I'm trying to install Homebrew on OS X 10.8.4, and get the following: $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)" ==> This script will install: /usr/local/bin/brew ...
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MySQL (Percona) and homebrew:

I'm trying to run MySQL server (Percona) by launchctl load -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.percona-server.plist and I see the following message in /var/log/system.log: Aug 9 01:36:14 xxx ...
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Problems with apache after update of php and mysql using homebrew

I am hoping someone here can assist me. I upgraded php and related files using brew upgrade on my mac which is running Mac OS X 10.8.3. Everything was working fine before and I just wanted to update. ...
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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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How to install rpm tool on Mac OS X 10.8?

How to install rpm tool on OS X? Brew doesn't have it yet and the binaries I found so far are too old (not intel 64bit).
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Problem trying to install iftop via Homebrew

I got Homebrew installed, but: >brew install iftop ==> Downloading http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pdw/iftop/download/iftop-0.17.tar.gz File already downloaded in /Volumes/0/z/Library/Caches/Homebrew ...
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'which openssl' returns nothing when trying to upgrade OpenSSL

I've been working the last day or so to get openssl upgraded on my machine. I've followed the answers here and here and now I've got some pretty funny results. When I type which openssl I get no ...
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How can I use an app after installing it via `brew pull`?

Because of a reinstall of the OS and a not perfectly migration of my data I had to reinstall a few things. Under these things were homebrew and truecrypt. brew doctor doesn't show any problems now. ...
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Installing / removing encfs

I'm trying to install encfs, for which I need brew. I installed brew, but installing encfs is a pain. bash-3.2$ brew install osxfuse Warning: osxfuse-2.6.2 already installed, it's just not linked ...
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Terminal won't open after brew upgrade (dyld library not loaded)

I ran "brew upgrade" from the terminal, before upgrading finished the battery ran out on my MBP and the computer restarted. Now when I go to open a terminal the terminal window flashes up for a split ...
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how to change opencv library path

How to change path of opencv library. I have installed opencv using homebrew. But when I run some opencv code it tries to link opencv library with my older version of opencv (in error below path is ...
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Install pyqt via homebrew with `--with-python3` but still goes to Python 2

Here's my command and output (some command line arguments are left out): $ brew reinstall pyqt --with-python3 ==> Reinstalling pyqt --with-python3 ==> Downloading ...
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Homebrew issues error while calling 'brew update'

I don't have much knowledge of all this so please forgive my incompetence. When I run brew update, it shows: fatal: Unable to create '/usr/local/Library/Taps/homebrew-science/.git/index.lock': ...
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Using Homebrew to install software behind a proxy

I'm trying to pull down and install the Alpine mail client with Homebrew. I'm behind a rather terrible proxy with no such thing as FTP proxying. Unfortunately the formula for Alpine requires I ...
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Wine on Mac via Homebrew

I installed a Windows application on my Mac after successfully installing Wine via Homebrew. The application runs and seems to function correctly except that all of my data is missing. I get the ...
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Install CouchDB via Home Brew

I'm trying to install CouchDB using Homebrew but it gives me the following error: Error: couchdb dependency spidermonkey was built with the following C++ standard library: libstdc++ (from clang) ...
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The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/var/mysql/NAME.pid)

I have installed mysql via brew. First start works, but after reboot, I got the following error: The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/var/mysql/NAME.pid) I start mysql with sudo ...
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How to migrate from JRE 1.6 to JDK 1.6?

My Mac Mountain Lion came with JRE 1.6. However, I would like to have the full JDK. I read somewhere that for that on Mac it is better to consult Apple rather than Oracle for downloads/install ...
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Launch XQuartz app via Automator

I'm trying to launch meld (installed via Homebrew) via an app shortcut, ideally ending up in my Applications folder. A recommended way to launch console apps in Mountain Lion seems to be using ...
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How to update nodejs on mac?

I'm trying to install nodejs on mac using homebrew, but when I run the command: brew install node I get the following error: Beginning with 0.8.0, this recipe now comes with npm. It appears you ...
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python site packages directory

I have for some reason two locations for python site packages. Python itself is here: > $ which python > /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python My Path Variable is: $ ...
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install opencv with cuda support and.. brew

i have installed opencv with brew and everything is magically ok. now i want to try to recompile by myself with cuda support. for this i have to download opencv, change a line in CMakeList.txt ...
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OS X application manager

Unix-sytled, "package managers" like Fink, Homebrew, and MacPorts do a good job of managing 'headless' libraries. I would like something similar to manage OS X applications with a GUI. I am hoping ...
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Installing gcc47 as default using Homebrew

I'm trying to install gcc47 as my default compiler using homebrew. I can successfully install gcc47, but it adds a -4.7 suffix on all of its binaries. If I try to symlink it in /usr/local/bin things ...
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brew path didn't cover sbin

I have problem when I used brew to install aircrack-ng. I found out that it cover path /usr/local/Cellar/aircrack-ng/1.1/bin but it couldn't find commands after I tried tab-completion in path ...
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Is it possible to install both Xcode 3 and 4 side-by-side, alternate use either one or the other

I've got a handle on how to install Xcode 3 and 4 on the same machine (running OS X < 10.7), so I'm looking more how to manage this environment. Rather: is it possible to enter some shell command ...
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Homebrew doctor warnings requesting library deletions

I got the following list of brew doctor warnings and was wondering if it's safe to delete the libraries and .pc files listed. (I have no idea what they are used for!) Warning: Unbrewed dylibs were ...
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How do I give options to Homebrew install

Is it possible to give options to a Homebrew installation package from the command line, something like this (which does not seem to work): brew install tesseract --all-languages Or do you have to ...
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Homebrew / link osxfuse not possible

I didn't run brew doctor since a lot of time. Know it tell me I should run brew link osxfuse. Here I show you the rest: Newton:~$ brew link --overwrite osxfuse Warning: Could not link osxfuse. ...
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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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Homebrew-compiled gpg-agent fails, gpg: cancelled by user

I'm trying to get gpg-agent working on OS X, compiled with homebrew. Here's my gpg-agent.conf: djc@djc-mbp ~ $ cat .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf pinentry-program /usr/local/bin/pinentry-curses no-grab ...
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How to automatically add `brew update ruby` to `rbenv` versions?

I just did a brew update which updated a ruby version (brew ruby --version), but when I rbenv versions it isn't listed there because I didn't do ruby install <ruby version>. Is there a way to ...
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Does letting services like PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB and Mysql run all the time eat up battery life and system resources?

I'm a web developer and so I tend to run a lot of server applications on my machine to make local development easier. Right now I use foreman to start the up as needed per project. I do this in the ...
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OSX 9 Mavericks - Homebrew - g++ 4.8 - link fails: Undefined symbol “__istype(int, unsigned long)”

g++-4.8 -o block_test block_test.o Block.o MemRef.o CI_Metadata.o ConnectMxctl.o Log.o BLog.o -L/usr/local/mysql/lib -lmysqlclient -g Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "__istype(int, ...
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Wine missing libncurses.5.4.dylib

When I launch winecfg or some other executables, I get this terminal output- Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.5.4.dylib). It does not prevent programs from running, but it's just ...