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MacPorts vs. Fink vs. Homebrew

I always used MacPorts to install and maintain my GCC compilers (4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, ...) and gnuplot. Now I've heard about Fink and Homebrew. I think these two utilities are gaining ground in the Mac ...
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Is the “Cellar” folder only used for Homebrew?

So if I am not using Homebrew, I can safely remove it?
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Disabling /usr/bin/svn to use brew installed svn

I use Lion, and the svn /usr/bin/svn is 1.6 version. As I need to use subversion 1.7, I installed svn from brew to be installed in /usr/local/bin/svn. How can I disable the svn* files so that I can ...
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How to install rpm tool on Mac OS X 10.8?

How to install rpm tool on OS X? Brew doesn't have it yet and the binaries I found so far are too old (not intel 64bit).
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Homebrew install from a file

I want to save my favourite application in a textfile and then install all of them using homebrew later. How can I do this ?
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brew path didn't cover sbin

I have problem when I used brew to install aircrack-ng. I found out that it cover path /usr/local/Cellar/aircrack-ng/1.1/bin but it couldn't find commands after I tried tab-completion in path ...
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How can I use RSVG with ImageMagick?

I'd like to use the RSVG for SVG processing in ImageMagick (the included library is fairly incomplete). RSVG is a supported delegate but needs to be installed separately. I've installed librsvg and ...
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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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Set macvim as default application after homebrew installation

I've installed macvim via homebrew. This is working fine. But when it commes to choose a default application for a new file type I cannot see MacVim. How can I set MacVim as the default application ...
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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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How do I install MacVim?

How do I install MacVim on Mountain Lion? I want to get the MacVim application, as well as the new command-line vim. I see there are several ways to do it (a snapshot from Google Code, via ...
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Should I be worried about 98°C CPU temperature on MacbookAir?

I'm a developer and often times I need to compile some packages or maybe even run some codes for couple of hours. Recently I have noticed that whenever I use Homebrew to install something, it ...
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Homebrew doctor warning: you have unlinked kegs in your Cellar

How do you fix this? $ brew doctor ... Warning: You have unlinked kegs in your Cellar Leaving kegs unlinked can lead to build-trouble and cause brews that depend on those kegs to fail to run properly ...
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Homebrew: SHA1 Mismatch Even After Update

Mac OS X 10.7.4 (Lion) Homebrew 0.9.2 Fresh install of Homebrew. No program will install on its own—the expected hash signature never matches the actual one, for whatever reason. The only answer I ...
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Mencoder on Lion

Is there a way to install mencoder on Lion, preferrably using homebrew?
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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://brew.sh ... So I thought I would try to write a script with the homebrew installation and various tools, ...
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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 ...