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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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Updating everything installed through Homebrew on Mountain Lion [closed]

After updating to 10.8 ‘Mountain Lion’ I’m wondering whether it would be vise to rebuild everything I have installed through the packaging system Homebrew (similar to MacPorts) to ensure all ...
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Is there a way to get gnome-terminal on Lion?

Is there a port of gnome-terminal, or a way to compile it, or some other program that is typographically comparable, under Lion? There is a typographic difference, and I can't duplicate it in ...
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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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Homebrew PATH error Mac OS X 10.6.8

So I've found this wildly helpful blog (http://blog.wyeworks.com/) and managed to muddle my way to step 5 (after leaving ridiculous comments after getting stuck on step one) $ brew install ...
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How can I get Xcode to install under Lion?

I'm slightly confused under Lion as to how to get dependencies in place for Homebrew. It wants Xcode in place, and I can go to the app store and click on "Install", and it dutifully says ...
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How to resolve permissions errors on OS X Lion after Homebrew install

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion and am trying to get Homebrew installed. However after the installation, I run brew doctor per the installation instructions, and see a series of errors ...
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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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Installing Homebrew: .git already exists

I should mention that I have no idea what I am doing :) So, sorry if this is confusing. I am trying to install Homebrew with this command /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(/usr/bin/curl -fsSL ...
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Amending PATH so that /usr/local/bin is ahead of /usr/bin

I'm trying to install brew but get the following warning: Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin This means that system-provided programs will be used instead of those provided by Homebrew. ...
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Is Eigen provided with XCode?

I found out that I have some Eigen file in /usr/include/eigen3/... Is Eigen provided by deafult with XCode 4.3 or were them installed by me with a package manager like macport or homebrew? I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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Homebrew permissions & multiple users needing to brew update

I'm using Homebrew to manage package installs on Lion (Lion Server actually but this shouldn't matter). Homebrew was installed under one user. Now a different user would like to add a package and ...
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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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Homebrew installed libraries, how do I use them?

I'm a bit confused. I've installed a bunch of libraries (e.g. vtk, gsl,...) that I need for a c++ project for school. I used homebrew to install them (luckily there were formulas available). My ...
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How do I install GCC via Homebrew?

I am using Homebrew exclusively (i.e. I don’t, and won’t, use MacPorts or Fink). I also want to keep manual installations to a bare minimum.1 … But how can I install GCC? First of all, I’ve of ...
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Install Homebrew package and ignore md5 hash

I am trying to install some software using homebrew, and when downloading and trying to install one of the dependencies, the package won't install because of an MD5 mismatch. Is it possible to get ...
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Backing up Homebrew Cellar

I decided to reinstall my Mac from scratch recently, and since then I've been working on ways to more effectively organize everything, image/partition my data and do recovery. I discovered Homebrew ...
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How can I integrate Homebrew with non-managed software in /usr/local?

I'm about to switch over to the Homebrew package management system, and almost everything looks very simple. However, I've been using this computer for a while, and so I already have a bunch of stuff ...
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Can homebrew and macports work together to let Firefox-X11 be installed?

I want to install firefox-x11 but theres no repo in homebrew, only macports seems to have one, hence I'm at a loss how to get firefox-X11 on a system that relies on homebrew for OSS. The way I'd ...
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How to know what packages are available with (home)brew?

I am new to Mac coming from Ubuntu Linux background. How do I find out what packages are available for Homebrew? With Ubuntu I could search packages.ubuntu.com for example, or Google since its using ...
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What are pros and cons for MacPorts, Fink and Homebrew?

I'm just migrating from Ubuntu Linux to Mac, and everything is new and I'm re-learning a lot of stuff. On Linux I had the excellent apt-get to manage software packages. I googled for an alternative ...
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What more does installing Homebrew allow me to do? [closed]

Homebrew is a useful tool to install UNIX tools. What are useful things to do with homebrew? What tools can you recommend?
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Installing Xcode 4.2 on top of Xcode 4.1

I was wondering, is it safe to install Xcode 4.2 on top of Xcode 4.1 ? Will it break things like homebrew or other, that uses command line tools provided by Xcode ?
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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 install Octave with curl support via homebrew?

I've installed octave with homebrew (via brew install octave), and it seems to work fine, including gnuplot support. However, it looks like it's missing curl support. I'm getting the message "error: ...
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ffmpeg giving error on launch in Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1

I installed ffmpeg 0.8.5 in my Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 with Homebrew brew install --use-gcc ffmpeg It installed without any error. But, now when I run, it gives the following - dyld: Library not ...
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Unknown terminal 'xterm-256color'

Keep getting a message in Terminal saying tput: unknown terminal "xterm-256color" This message typically appears when running homebrew, and while I can swear it's popped up on other places, I ...
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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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How do I force homebrew to update installed software?

I have pianobar installed and I'm trying to update it using brew update pianobar. I also tried brew update pianobar --force but that didn't have any effect. It says that I have local changes, but I'm ...
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How can I prevent Homebrew from installing a duplicate of software I installed through other means?

I like using Homebrew for installing Unix software on my Mac, and appreciate that it doesn't try to install multiple copies of things like Python. There are some packages I've already installed ...
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Is it safe to upgrade Bash via Homebrew?

I'm new to OS X. I'm running OS X Lion on a MacBook Pro. Is it safe to upgrade the bash shell using Homebrew: $ brew install bash If safe, how do I make it the default instance of the shell I run ...
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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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Is it possible to install both Xcode 3 and 4 side-by-side, alternate use either one or the other

I've got a handle on how to install Xcode 3 and 4 on the same machine (running OS X < 10.7), so I'm looking more how to manage this environment. Rather: is it possible to enter some shell command ...
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Installing Homebrew on Lion

I am trying to install Homebrew on Lion but keep getting an error. $ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/gist/323731)" I run the above code, which results in: ==> This script ...
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How can I remove dependencies recursively in Homebrew?

I'm trying out Homebrew, but I can't seem to figure out when uninstalling a 'formula', how to recursively remove the dependencies as well. I.e. Macports is: $ port uninstall --follow-dependencies ...
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What's the best way to install command line utilities such as GIT?

I'm a Windows/Linux guy that just got my Macbook Air. I do web dev, and am currently trying to setup this machine for some on-the-go development. After some research attempts, I'm wondering: what's ...
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Can't install Homebrew on Mac OS X Lion

I followed the simple instructions on Homebrew's homepage: Paste this at a terminal prompt: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/gist/323731)" But I get the following permission ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I uninstall imagemagick from Mac OS X?

I have ImageMagick installed on my Mac. I manually installed it and the dependencies. However, it is causing some problems with brew doctor, so I would like to just uninstall it. After uninstalling ...
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MySQL Preference Pane control for MySQL installed via Homebrew

I have installed MySQL via homebrew: brew install mysql. I'd like to get the MySQL preference pane hooked up to my installation of MySQL through homebrew. How can I achieve this?
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What would I lose if I needed to reinstall from a Time Machine backup?

Is there a list somewhere of the areas of the hard drive that aren't backed up by Time Machine? And does reinstalling from Time Machine install everything from the backup or just parts of it? I like ...
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Homebrew wants me to delete /usr/local/lib?

From the Homebrew installation page : We recommend you delete /usr/local/include and /usr/local/lib But my /usr/local/lib contains the following files: $ ls /usr/local/lib charset.alias ...
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Why can't I use .app bundles symlinked into /Applications as default in the 'open with' dialog?

I have installed emacs with homebrew, with the --cocoa flag, which makes homebrew create an .app bundle in /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/<version>/Emacs.app. I have symlinked the .app bundle into ...