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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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How to find .bashrc or .zshrc?

I just got a MacBook Pro and am in the process of trying to get GNU commands installed. I'm following this guide, but I don't know how to do: Then add the following line to your .bashrc or .zshrc: ...
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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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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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Minimal Xcode installation without iOS SDK

I am in the progress of switching my MBP to run off an SSD, so I’ve been looking of ways to save harddisk space. Xcode with the iOS SDK weighs around 10GB, and since I don’t really use the iOS SDK for ...
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To install Shotwell in OSX

I install the first dependencies of Shotwell successfully brew install libGphoto2 vala libgee Some discussion about this issue in this thread but the accepted answer is misleading, since it is ...
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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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Update apps with home-brew (youtube-dl)

Mainly i want to update youtube-dl on my mac. I have used Linux so for that updating any app is very simple: apt-get update youtube-dl. But how to do it on Mac using home-brew. Is there any kind of ...
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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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Brew Problems on Mac

On my mac OSX Yosemite. when I do a brew update error: unable to unlink old 'bin/brew' (Permission denied) error: unable to unlink old 'share/man/man1/brew.1' (Permission denied) OK. So I do a ...
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What does adding PATH to .bashrc do?

I'm following this guide to install Linux commands onto my OS Terminal: https://www.topbug.net/blog/2013/04/14/install-and-use-gnu-command-line-tools-in-mac-os-x/ and I see that the second line tells ...
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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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brew bundle reporting “Error: unknown command: bundle”

I'm completely puzzled by this one. I have refactored my install scripts to use the new brew bundle feature. However, I'm getting "Error: unknown command: bundle" $ which brew /usr/local/bin/brew $ ...
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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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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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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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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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Least intrusive way to install Ruby 1.9 on a borrowed MacBook?

I need to use Ruby 1.9 for a programming test, and I'll be borrowing my dad's MacBook Air to do so. He's running OSX 10.7.5 and has Ruby 1.8.7 What's the least "invasive" way to install a newer ...
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How do I install Homebrew on Tiger?

According to this previous question, I want to install Homebrew Tiger branch on my iBook running ... well, Tiger. Unfortunatly, when running the Ruby one-liner, ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...
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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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quick to install and set up FTP server on homebrew for OSX

I need the smallest and easiest FTP server just to grab some files during development. Homebrew has a discrete selection brew search ftp but I'm unsure which is the quickest to setup. I don't want ...
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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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Point Homebrew to a local package instead of the default, remote one

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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curl command can't be found, OSX utilities have been replaced by GNU coreutils… how to start from scratch?

I recently installed homebrew and I was having a hard time because I could not install it as curl command couldn't be found, someone pointed me to use wget and that worked to install homebrew but now ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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glui.h not found

I installed glui using homebrew $ brew info glui glui: stable 2.36 C++ user interface library http://glui.sourceforge.net/ /usr/local/Cellar/glui/2.36 (3 files, 594K) * Built from source From: ...
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To install GNU time in OSX?

BSD time gives this kind of output 9990 real 0m4.371s user 0m1.548s sys 0m2.167s GNU time gives then again this kind of output 9990 1.56s user 1.46s system 82% cpu 3.648 total Brew search ...
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How to limit the bandwidth on a per-application (or per-process) basis in OS X Yosemite?

Whenever I use Homebrew or Apple Store to download a large application, it sucks all my available bandwidth and I am then unable to browse the web. How can limit the bandwidth per-application or ...
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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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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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How to rename formula installed via Homebrew?

I installed gcc with homebrew: $ brew install gcc I can see the result: $ brew list ant gcc go libyaml postgresql tmux autoconf gdb isl mpfr python ...
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Updating and running Git through Homebrew instead of XCode

On my new 2014 Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks), I have just installed Git using Homebrew. In order to install Homebrew, I had to download and install XCode 5. So now, when I enter the command which git, I ...
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How to install memcache on Mavericks? (MAMP)

I have MAMP on my machine, and I would like to install memcache for php, because one of my project throws errors like Fatal error: Class 'Memcache' not found. I installed X-Code from appstore, and ...
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Run x11 app from dock

I have an app in /usr/local/bin directory and can not drag it onto the dock and have to open Terminal everytime I want to run this program. Is it possible to run a macported/homebrewed application ...
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How can I compare file structures before and after a software install?

I'm writing a new formula for Homebrew for some software I maintain and as part of my testing I'd like to ensure that files are only added to the correct places on install and that all files are ...
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How to install recent clang++ with Homebrew?

I've tried brew install llvm but after that I cannot find any clang++* executable under /usr/local. Thus my question: How to get clang++ via Homebrew?
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How to install ssmtp on mac?

I want to install the ssmtp (http://archive09.linux.com/feature/132006) on my Mac (El Capitan). I have homebrew installed but ssmtp isn't one of the packages available. What are my options for ...
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Where can I get formail for OS X El Capitan (10.11)?

I was using formail in a utility script, but it disappeared when I upgraded to OS X El Capitan (10.11)? Apparently, it and procmail are gone. What's a good way to get formail? Build it from source? ...
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What would cause a CLI utility to ignore arguments except when invoked directly?

Okay, so this just happened: iMac:bin nreilingh$ tree --version . |____tree iMac:bin nreilingh$ which tree /usr/local/bin/tree iMac:bin nreilingh$ ls -l /usr/local/bin/tree lrwxr-xr-x 1 nreilingh ...
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Find executables associated with Homebrew Formula

Some Homebrew formulas have names that do not correspond with any of the installed commands (e.g., coreutils, speech-tools), other formulas provide an command that matches up with the name, but also ...
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Does homebrew store tar.gz after package installation is complete?

If so, where? If not, where does it downloads it for the time of installation? I interrupted a package installation (brew install) and then restarted it. Do I have two tar.gz archives now? I thought, ...
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flac terminal app no longer works - giving me libogg.0.dylib errors

I've been a happy user of flac on the OS X Terminal. I mostly use it to either encode, or decode wav -> flac or flac -> wav. What I'm meeting nowadays is this: flac -d *.flac dyld: Library not ...
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What is the difference between open (-a) <app> and double click in finder/spotlight?

I recently installed leksah on my Mac (once directly, once via brew cask). When I try to open it in Finder, Dock or use spotlight the window flashes open for a second and then closes immediately. ...
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Installed App with Brew Cask Over Existing Install, Did it Remove the Old App Files?

I upgraded to the latest OpenOffice (from 3.4.1 to 4.1.1) with brew-cask without realizing OpenOffice 4 was already installed: $ brew cask install openoffice ==> 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 does homebrew download software from?

I love how homebrew makes my life easier! Though, I just realized that I don't really know who is "signing off" the stuff I get installed through it. So, I ask: Is there a central repo (like Linux ...
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Using `rsync` as more advanced `cp`

For copying large files (and/or large quantities of files), especially across disks, I prefer to avoid using the Finder as it often fails with some meaningless error message and/or complaint about ...