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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 can I update my version of `unzip` to version 6.00 or higher?

Its a common problem that, when unzipping (read: 'open by double-click'), some .zip files result in a similar sized .cpgz file. But you expected an unzipped file or folder instead. The default unzip ...
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Homebrew: can't remove 'keg-only' OpenSSL application

Given the recent OpenSSL scare I'm trying to clean out older versions from my machines but Homebrew won't let me: $ brew dirty openssl (1.0.1e, 1.0.1f, 1.0.1g) $ brew cleanup openssl Warning: ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find the installed package path via brew

I installed some packages via brew. But I can not find where is it. I can NOT get access by typing hping on terminal % brew install hping ...
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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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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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Brew install fails on gpg-agent?

Is there another way to get gpg-agent in? I need GPG2 signing for RVM in order to provision a server. The message bash-4.3$ brew install --vd gnupg2 ==> Installing dependencies for gnupg2: ...
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Homebrew - brew docter command not working

When I installed wine I followed all the instructions, but then when I went to type 'brew docter' into terminal a error appears saying Error: Unknown command: docter I've tried uninstalling and ...
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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: ...