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curl command can't be found, OSX utilities have been replaced by GNU coreutils… how to start from scratch?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 com....
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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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Vim 7.4 hybrid line numbers not working (installed via Homebrew)

I recently discovered that Vim 7.4 enables a hybrid number mode, such that if you do set nu and set rnu, you'll see the absolute line number of the current line and relative line numbers everywhere ...
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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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pygame installed through homebrew does not work?

I ran brew install pygame, it installed it together with all the dependencies. Python v2.7.10 / OS X version 10.11.2 Whenever I import pygame in a script it says this Traceback (most recent call ...
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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 http://downloads....
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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 per-...
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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...
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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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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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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 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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How to upgrade brew ssh after recent client exploit?

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Since the recently discovered SSH client exploit mentioned here I wanted to take action to secure myself. In the process I noticed I'm using Apple's ssh and not ...
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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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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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Getting an unsuitable terminal error when opening tmux after switching to homebrew

Longtime macports user (tmux / 256color etc worked fine). Recently decided to switch over to homebrew. Have most things working again. tmux throws the following error when launching (have not ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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OS X Lion Server multiple postgresql installs

I am using Homebrew to install PostgreSQL on my Mac mini server (Lion). However, I am unable to run the version I have installed, the only version I see running is the version installed with OS X: ...
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What is the best Homebrew version for an iBook running Tiger?

I have an old iBook running Mac OS Tiger, and I want to install the Homebrew package manager on it. Which branch should I choose ? The Tiger one? The PPC one? Another one?
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homebrew - trouble upgrading openssl?

I'm on osx 10.11. (Background: I'm having trouble getting the system installed Python to use TLS 1.1.) From what I've read I need to use brew to manage Python. But I want to upgrade openssl first ...
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Flashtool does not convert .swf to .png, says JPEG library not compiled

I've made this sh script to convert a bunch of swf files in a directory to pngs. for img in *.swf; do swfrender "$img" -o "$img.png"; done; This gives Error: No JPEG library compiled inrfxswf: I've ...
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Where to find OpenSSL devel package - can't seem to find it in Brew

I'm trying to install openssl-devel on OS X El Capitan, and I can't seem to find the package on Brew nor the source anywhere online. The application I'm installing (UnrealIRCd) requires both openssl ...
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installing homebank with brew

while installing homebank software I am getting error Error: You must `brew link intltool xz' before homebank can be installed MacBook-Pro:/ Sarfaraz$ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw....
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How to get a universal binary with both architectures from Homebrew on Mavericks

I need to install Cairo for the use of a 32-bit application on Mavericks. After first uninstalling libpng, I have succeeded in forcing a complete recompile of Cairo and all its dependents (libpng, ...
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Meld on OSX 10.10 - half screen

I installed Meld using homebrew on a stock OSX 10.10. It works, but it doesn't seem to understand the size of my screen (actually two screens, same behavior on both built in and secondary display). ...
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How do I depend on a specific version of a homebrew formula

I'm having a conflict with a formula and a particular version of Boost. Ideally, since this is really just a build conflict (it's not using a Boost shared library), I'd like to automatically use a ...
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Removing an application from homebrew-cask

Homebrew-cask provides the possibility for users to conveniently install the applications with GUI, I want to confirm that: while I try to uninstall a software which was installed by homebrew-cask, ...
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When does OS X move /usr/local during a system update (slow start with homebrew)?

I have had a recurrent problem with the login screen getting stuck at 50% for a long time. One possible cause is that after an update, OS X is attempting to move /usr/local out of the way and then put ...
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Is there a programmatic way to identify built-in applications?

I'm trying to keep an inventory of where each application in my Mac came from (context: I'm trying to be disciplined and install things only through the App Store, Homebrew or Caskroom). Apps that ...
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Spotlight not finding .app created with appify

I've used a script called appify described here https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/shell-script-mac-apps to create /Applications/Emacs.app that runs the actual Emacs.app at /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.4/...
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Error: Could not symlink bin/dvipdf when installing Octave

Note: A question similar to this one was asked here about a week ago. I am attempting to install Octave on OS X Mavericks. I ran the following: brew install octave which resulted in this error: ...
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Emacs does not auto restart after reboot?

I install Emacs via Homebrew and create a symbolic link: /Applications/Emacs.app -> /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.3/Emacs.app What does not seem to work properly is that after restarting, other ...
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MacVim: difference in syntax highlighting in terminal and GUI

I installed MacVim with homebrew, and specified the option to override system vim. It can be confirmed by looking at the version of vim in terminal. However, I don't understand why the terminal (mac)...
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My Xcode build requires cURL 8.0.0 or later (which doesn't exist)

I'm writing a C program in Xcode that uses cURL. It builds properly on my Mac Pro running 10.8.5, but on my MacBook Pro running 10.8.5, it gives me this error when I try to build: dyld: Library not ...
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brew doctor warning about Python config scripts

Can someone please explain what I should do about the following warning from Homebrew: Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look ...
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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 ...