System for installing command-line Unix applications and tools on OS X. Free and open-source.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
2k views

How to install g++-45 with Homebrew

I have installed gcc45 by using brew tap homebrew/versions & brew install gcc45. However, I can not find g++-4.5 in /usr/local/bin. How can I install g++-4.5 separately by Homebrew? Thanks. My ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

How to use Homebrew to install local archive

I'm trying to use Homebrew to install wget, but something is happening where the download is always corrupt. This happens for all packages, not just wget. I can download the tar.gz fine through a ...
2
votes
2answers
167 views

Alternative to “luit” which is available via homebrew

I have a few legacy commands which I need to run in the terminal. Unfortunately they only work with ISO-8859-1 encoding being used. For now I manually switch the terminal encoding, but that bugs me. ...
0
votes
1answer
439 views

Problem updating homebrew

Trying to update homebrew, I get this: $ brew update error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge: .gitignore Library/Contributions/brew_bash_completion.sh ...
12
votes
2answers
3k views

Where does homebrew log?

Does homebrew keep logs, and if so where? I did a brew update which broke python support in macvim, and now I can't even get macvim to build. I'm hoping that there are some clues in the log.
1
vote
2answers
185 views

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, ...
4
votes
3answers
11k views

How to cleanly remove Homebrew

How can I cleanly remove Homebrew. I might have a faulty older installation, and I'd like to have a fresh start.
12
votes
1answer
4k views

How to cleanly remove MacPorts

I'd like to cleanly remove all changes made by MacPorts as well as MacPorts itself, to try my luck with homebrew. How can I do that?
0
votes
1answer
49 views

How to correctly handle two different versions running commands from Terminal?

I've download ctags from Homebrew, which was installed in /usr/local/bin/ctags. Currently I have an older version of 'ctags' which is located in /usr/bin/ctags/. I want the new version to be the ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

How should I fix my Homebrew installation after upgrading OS X?

Context My employer gave me a MacBook Pro for development work; however, most of the development work I do in my research group is for Linux platforms, and for a host of policy reasons, I can't ...
0
votes
2answers
357 views

Using gwhois on OSX

How does one install gwhois on a Mac? I'm already up and running with Homebrew; I assume that there's some magic perl configuration required before it will run. I've tried the following: brew ...
2
votes
1answer
339 views

Homebrew: change name of group ownership in /usr/local/ so admins and standard users can brew

I have a local admin user and a few "network" mobile users (without admin privileges) who need to be able to brew on a Mac. So, these 'network' users are not members of the group admin and probably ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

A lot of problems with Homebrew

This is probably bad form for this board, and feel free to delete it if it is, but running brew doctor reveals the following: Warning: /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig isn't writable. This can happen if you ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

What does “brew --HEAD” mean?

I've seen it mentioned several times to fix issues with some packages, that it installs newer versions of packages somehow. But I've been unable to find a clear explanation of what that option really ...
5
votes
1answer
391 views

I got an image on terminal from the output of homebrew package manager

I got a strange image from the output of brew like this . I'm curious about this behaviour. Is this a feature of brew or the image comes from some special character set? If a character in some ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Can't install Homebrew on MacBook Pro, password field won't input

I need to install Homebrew. I am unable to input the password when prompted in the Terminal - nothing happens when I type, only when I hit enter. I follow the instructions specified in the book I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
483 views

Error while installing Homebrew on Lion

I started installing Homebrew on my Mac Lion v10.7.4 but got the following error. ==> Downloading and Installing Homebrew... Failed during: Error: /usr/bin/xcode-select returned unexpected error. ...
1
vote
5answers
1k views

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 ==> ...
1
vote
5answers
2k views

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: ...
0
votes
3answers
772 views

Can homebrew and RVM agree on a $PATH?

I'm trying to install Yeoman.io and part of it requires Homebrew to be installed. I am on Mountain Lion (10.8) and things seemed to install correctly except when I run $ homebrew doctor it complains ...
12
votes
3answers
4k views

Installing Xcode via command line

I am a Linux user and have never used OSX before. Someone asked me for help with installing some software on an OSX "Lion" server. I asked him to give me an SSH shell, assuming that would be ...
2
votes
2answers
374 views

ssh fails: image not found [preauth]

When I try to SSH to my computer, ssh fails with this error: Mothership:~ kuyan$ ssh kuyan@localhost Connection closed by ::1 This also happens when I attempt to SSH to my user from another ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

`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 ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

How can I (re)create development and build tools on a corrupt installation?

On my previous computer I had Xcode working nicely; on my present computer, with Homebrew installed, gcc and make are present in /Developer/usr/bin but not /usr/bin. On the whole when I try to ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Install wine via Homebrew: Problem with zlib [closed]

I've got a problem with my installation of wine. (OS 10.8.2, XCode 4.5.2) With the information I found, I already fixed a few errors, but now I'm stuck on a missing component called 'zlib' and I ...
0
votes
1answer
308 views

Installing wine with osxwinebuilder

I try to install wine with osxwinebuilder. When I do, I get the following error: ... checking if ccache g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes checking if ccache g++ supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes ...
2
votes
1answer
307 views

How can I resolve a permission error when installing gnuplot from homebrew?

I am trying to install gnuplot on my mac. after trying brew install gnuplot, I get the following errors: You must 'brew link lua jpeg' before gnuplot can be installed And when I try ...
1
vote
0answers
266 views

echo $PATH giving different result to what .bash_profile states

I'm trying to install Homebrew (to then install RVM, then Octopress). Homebrew is installed but when I run brew doctor I get the message: Consider amending your PATH so that /usr/local/bin occurs ...
0
votes
1answer
432 views

uninstall Net-SNMP?

I want to install my own Net-SNMP because the preinstalled Net-SNMP is too old. But when I install a newer Net-SNMP via Homebrew, my path doesn't use the latest Net-SNMP. I would think the best ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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, ...
9
votes
3answers
7k views

Installing wine with homebrew

So, I am running a bit of a different install. Here's the background: I have installed wine before with MacPorts. Later, I decided to install homebrew. Then, wine didn't work so I tried brew install ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

“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) ==> ...
27
votes
3answers
16k views

MacPorts vs. Fink vs. Homebrew

I always used MacPorts to install and maintain my GCC compilers (4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, ...) and gnuplot. Now I've heard about Fink and Homebrew. I think these two utilities are gaining ground in the Mac ...
7
votes
2answers
9k views

Is the “Cellar” folder only used for Homebrew?

So if I am not using Homebrew, I can safely remove it?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
10k views

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).
1
vote
1answer
846 views

Homebrew install from a file

I want to save my favourite application in a textfile and then install all of them using homebrew later. How can I do this ?
1
vote
2answers
356 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I use RSVG with ImageMagick?

I'd like to use the RSVG for SVG processing in ImageMagick (the included library is fairly incomplete). RSVG is a supported delegate but needs to be installed separately. I've installed librsvg and ...
0
votes
1answer
333 views

How to install homebrew on Lion

I tried install homebrew on my Lion, and got this remote: Counting objects: 77394, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (37271/37271), done. remote: Total 77394 (delta 52745), reused 61413 (delta ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

Set macvim as default application after homebrew installation

I've installed macvim via homebrew. This is working fine. But when it commes to choose a default application for a new file type I cannot see MacVim. How can I set MacVim as the default application ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to recover from 'homebrew reinstall pkg-config' error [closed]

after I brew uninstall pkg-config (because some pkg-config error), when i reinstall (brew install pkg-config),I got the error: conftest.c:11:10: fatal error: 'ac_nonexistent.h' file not found ...
11
votes
2answers
10k views

How do I install MacVim?

How do I install MacVim on Mountain Lion? I want to get the MacVim application, as well as the new command-line vim. I see there are several ways to do it (a snapshot from Google Code, via ...
4
votes
3answers
14k views

Should I be worried about 98°C CPU temperature on MacbookAir?

I'm a developer and often times I need to compile some packages or maybe even run some codes for couple of hours. Recently I have noticed that whenever I use Homebrew to install something, it ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

Homebrew doctor warning: you have unlinked kegs in your Cellar

How do you fix this? $ brew doctor ... Warning: You have unlinked kegs in your Cellar Leaving kegs unlinked can lead to build-trouble and cause brews that depend on those kegs to fail to run properly ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Mencoder on Lion

Is there a way to install mencoder on Lion, preferrably using homebrew?
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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+ ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Updating everything installed through Homebrew on Mountain Lion [closed]

After updating to 10.8 ‘Mountain Lion’ I’m wondering whether it would be vise to rebuild everything I have installed through the packaging system Homebrew (similar to MacPorts) to ensure all ...