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Linking manuals from Homebrew

Whenever I install a software with Homebrew and I try to view the manual I get an error stating: No manual entry for <name of program>. As an example, wget: when I type $ man wget No ...
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How to properly run nginx on port 80 with a non root account on OS X?

I was trying to configure nginx (homebrew) to run like daemon on OS X 10.9 and I encountered one problem regarding permissions: nginx was configured to run as nobody in nginx.conf and when started it ...
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Can Homebrew be used to install AppleScript bundles?

Can Homebrew be used to install AppleScript bundles? If so, what sorts of conventions would the project need to follow? Would it need to include a make.scpt file compile the .applescript files? I'm ...
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Fatal error after brew update interrupted

While my system was performing a $ brew update && brew upgrade we had a power failure and my iMac shut down while updating packages/dependancies. After rebooting I tried to run $ brew update ...
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A little help writing a Homebrew formula for Apache Nutch?

I'm trying to automate the installation of Apache Nutch by writing a Homebrew formula. The official tutorial requires users to download a TAR.GZ / ZIP from a mirror, extract, cd, run ant runtime, and ...
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Getting homebrew upgrades to complete without link error interruptions?

Is there a way to invoke homebrew upgrades without having to handle errors manually? For example, when I run an update with: brew upgrade I get error messages like: Error: You must `brew link ...
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Setting up “HPN-SSH - High Performance SSH/SCP” on Mac OS X

As you'd expect from the name, HPN-SSH - High Performance SSH/SCP is a "high performance" patch of SSH/SCP. I've installed a newer version of OpenSSL via Homebrew (brew install openssl). I've ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Problem installing homebrew on tiger?

I haven't run into the permissions problem (yet) reported here. Using the curl command here I don't think it's necessary to do the staff group thing but am running into other problems. At first I ran ...
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Can't run brew install wine

This is part of brew output ==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/sane-backends/1.0.23 --localstatedir= ==> make ==> make install Warning: Could not link sane-backends. Unlinking... ...
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How to recover from 'homebrew reinstall pkg-config' error

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 ...
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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 ...
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cd 'brew --prefix': no such file or directory

After these errors: > brew update fatal: 'origin' does not appear to be a git repository fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly Error: Failure while executing: git pull -q origin ...
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Developer setup install script, with Homebrew & Dropbox?

Installing development tools is not too hard these days, with the likes of Homebrew - http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/ ... So I thought I would try to write a script with the homebrew installation and ...
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How to install Homebrew on Mavericks?

How can i install Homebrew or R on a mavericks machine? I tried looking at this link. Can anyone help me out?
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C compiler with openmp support on Mavericks via Homebrew

I need to have a C compiler with openmp support. I installed gcc49 via Homebrew but still the configure script of the library I like to install (nfft) complains: You don't seem to have a C compiler ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ?
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Installing Octave with Brew in Lion

my first question on AskDifferent! (let me know if I'm doing it wrong.) Anyway, I'm trying to install octave using brew and am getting the following error but unsure how to proceed:  ~/ brew ...
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Gnu-info page exists, but is visible from neither emacs nor terminal

After installing gnuplot on Lion using 'brew gnuplot', the gnuplot info page appears at /usr/local/Cellar/gnuplot/4.4.3/share/info/gnuplot.info But in the info index page (M-x info) in emacs, I see ...
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How can I know which formula create this file

$ brew link binutils Linking /usr/local/Cellar/binutils/2.24... Warning: Could not link binutils. Unlinking... Error: Could not symlink file: ...
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Can't start Octave 3.8.0 in GUI mode

I installed Octave 3.8.0 using homebrew. The Octave official FAQ says I can use --force-gui option to start octave with the GUI. But when I use octave --force-gui command in the terminal, nothing ...
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how to install hypre using terminal on OS X 10.9.1

I want to install the lastest version of Hypre. It must be safe So using terminal is the safest way. I have brew. My question is : How can I do this using the terminal ?
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Upgrade RVM and now PATH is broken

My PATH no longer includes /usr/local/bin even though it is the first line of /etc/paths: #/etc/paths /usr/local/bin /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin $PATH: $ echo $PATH ...
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Error installing unixodbc

I am trying to install php55 using brew, but when you start installing the dependency 'unixODBC' stops at the last line this is the message that shows ➜ ~ brew install -vu php55 ==> Installing ...
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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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Dynamically setting HOME environment variable in a launchd script?

Continue from this topic, I ended up with: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Nginx on 10.7 with homebrew

I've purchased an "old" Mac Mini (macmini2,1) from a coworker to serve as a media server beneath my TV. It runs 10.7.5 and can't update any further, it's got a 1.83Ghz Core2Duo and 4Gb RAM, and I've ...
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git doesn't work anymore after moving user home to external drive

I've moved my users home directory from /Users/romeovs to /Volumes/DATA/home and ever since I get a git error. Whenever I use git clone or git init it replies: fatal: Failed to expand user dir in: ...
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Homebrew installed PostgreSQL for use by multiple accounts

I'm using Homebrew to install PostgreSQL (PG) on a MacBook Air. admin user brew installed PostgreSQL. I'd like another (mobile account) user to be able to use the database for Rails development. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Homebrew permission issues

I basically installed Homebrew as described at https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/wiki/installation. However, my user account ist not an Administrator account, therefore I substituted my user identity ...
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Get default ruby back

I'm in the process of setting up my Ruby on Rails development environment and part of that was playing around with RVM. I screwed up a bit though because I deleted the /usr/local/bin/ruby which was ...
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How can I install XJig on Snow Leopard? [closed]

I'm trying to install XJig on Snow Leopard 10.6.5. https://sourceforge.net/projects/xjig/ I've installed dependencies using Homebrew but am now getting this error when running make ...
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Installing tmux but getting “dyld: Library not loaded Referenced from: /usr/”

I try to do brew install tmux it installs, but, probably due to previous failed and not fully removed non-brew attempts to install both it and libevent, when try to use tmux I get $ tmux dyld: ...
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Missing folders and files in OpenCV installation attempt [migrated]

First, I've read through every SE question and answer I could find regarding my issue and have yet to find any information/solution about a missing .jar file or the inability to add the opencv library ...
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Truecrypt install fails - 3 out of 6 hunks FAILED

The first is just to show you where the installation is at this moment: n102:~ hendrikwindel$ brew info truecrypt truecrypt: stable 7.1a http://truecrypt.org/ Conflicts with: fuse4x Not ...
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homebrew broken after time machine restore

I use home-brew for some tools on my macbook and it had been working fine. I recently put a SSD in my macbook and restored it to a time machine backup as I thought this would give me a pretty good ...
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Can't Install SDL With Homebrew

Help, i'm trying to install sdl, but it keeps giving errors. I have Mac OS 10.6.0, i'm using the osx-gcc instead of Xcode, because i got this mac refurbished, and it didn't come with the install cd. ...
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How to install coqide (or such) with brew

I went into a lot of troubles getting coq installed on my Mac (Mavericks) and it actually didn't install coqide along… Unfortunately 'brew options coq' has no results so I don't know how to install ...
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Upgrading a dev 2011 MBA to Mavericks

I have a 2011 MBA (i5 1.7Ghz with 4GB RAM) running Lion 10.7.5. I'm tempted to do a Mavericks upgrade (in the particular hope of improving power and memory management), but since this is a development ...
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Can I reinstall cups without reinstalling everything?

I have managed to mangle my OsX Mavericks installation and attempted to use "brew install cups-pdf". Is there any way to just reinstall the base OsX Cups software short of a reinstall of the whole ...
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MySQL instance is being used?

I would like to know which instance is being used, which version is responding the the mysql commannd. I am on OSX 10.9.1 I have homebrew MySQL 5.6.16 installed at : /usr/local/Cellar/ But I also ...
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FreeType Incompatibility Issue

I am having an issue as below: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib Referenced from: /usr/local/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.0.dylib Reason: Incompatible library version: ...
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How can I update homebrew and upgrade the new packages in one step?

I often run brew update followed by brew upgrade. Can I do that in one step?