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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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What is the difference between `brew` and `brew cask`?

So, what is the difference between brew and brew cask? I know that homebrew is a package management software. But what kind of software can I get there? Is it open source software and commercial ...
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Homebrew and existent software in /usr/local

Is it ok to install homebrew in default(for homebrew) deirectory /usr/local if I've already have installed software there. In other words, if Mysql and GPGTool already installed in /usr/local and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a quick way to relink my homebrew kegs?

I just upgraded my MacBook Air to Mavericks. The process appears to have removed almost all of the symlinks that homebrew put in /usr/local/bin. As I notice things missing then I relink them via ...
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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?
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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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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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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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Unable to install Gtk for RGtk2 on OS X 10.9

I have been trying to install Gtk to use it with RGtk2 on OS X 10.9. So far the following options haven't worked: building from source (did get some errors during the meta-gtk-osx-bootstrap build) ...
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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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Making Homebrew and R.app live together happily

I just upgraded to Mavericks (10.9.2) and after years of using MacPorts I decided to use Homebrew. I successfully installed Homebrew, but brew doctor shows: brew doctor Warning: Unbrewed dylibs were ...
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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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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 do I install “R” on OS X

How do I install "R" on OS X? Ideally using Homebrew? There seems to be very little information online.
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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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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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“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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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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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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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 gives a warning: “You have MacPorts or Fink installed”

I just got a new Mac Pro with OS X 10.9. When I run: brew doctor I get the warning: Warning: You have MacPorts or Fink installed: /opt/local/bin/port This can cause trouble. You don't have to ...
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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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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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Homebrew - Upgrading software in /usr/bin

My OS X comes with a version of Git installed in /usr/bin. However, this version is older than the official stable one. I would like to upgrade it. Can I use Homebrew to upgrade this version? Or ...
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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 installing Wireshark via homebrew provide a graphical interface?

I installed wireshark using homebrew with the command brew install wireshark. Everything seems to install fine and I can use dumpcap to capture packets but now I want to view them. Using a text editor ...
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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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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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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 vim already installed when brew update displays Vim as a updated formula

simple questions, when I run brew update here is the result [admin@mb125:~/src/test] : brew update Updated Homebrew from 16bd5c86 to 24073dc0. ==> New Formulae mal4s nbimg ==> Updated ...
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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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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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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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Change compile configuration of package installation in brew

How can I change the compiler configuration when I use brew install? I want to compile vim with +farsi using brew. But it seems that +farsi is not available options in brew: $ brew install +farsi vim ...
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TrueCrypt and OSX Fuse

I installed OSX Fuse via Brew, as installing it via official installer causes brew doctor to go all crazy. Mavericks, 10.9.1 I followed the instructions after the installation: brew install osxfuse ...
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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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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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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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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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Use pkg-config with Homebrew installed software

I have installed some libraries with Homebrew but if I use pkg-config it does not find them because there are missing .pc files. For example, if you do: brew install opencv and, after it is ...
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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 ...