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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 ...
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Wine on Mac via Homebrew

I installed a Windows application on my Mac after successfully installing Wine via Homebrew. The application runs and seems to function correctly except that all of my data is missing. I get the ...
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GCC 4.7 (via brew) keeps including from “/usr/include/c++/4.2.1”

This one is driving me crazy: I need to use lot of stuff which simply does not compile with the standard clang/llvm compilers which come with Xcode 5 (on Mac OS X 10.8), so I decided to install gcc47 ...
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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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Removing the builtin command-line utilities from PATH, zsh

Okay, so I'm a Linux power user, that is I feel most at home when I have access to the command-line, and I'm very much used to using GNU coreutils, so now that I've installed GNU coreutils on Mac OS X ...
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Homebrew warning: “No developer tools installed” even though Xcode is installed

After installing Homebrew the "brew doctor" command returns: Warning: No developer tools installed. You should install the Command Line Tools. Run `xcode-select --install` to install them. …and I ...
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Can't exec “glibtoolize”: No such file or directory

I have a shell script autogen.sh, I run it under my project directory in terminal: ./autogen.sh I get error: Can't exec "glibtoolize": No such file or directory at ...
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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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Write in NTFS using Mavericks

I was able to read and write NTFS filesystems normally in Mountain Lion, but after the upgrade this stopped to work. I installed ntfs-3g and fuse4x using homebrew in Mountain Lion and followed the ...
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How to update some application to latest version with homebrew-cask?

I noticed some packages provided by homebrew-cask uses a url of the latest version and a version number of "latest" such as dropbox and chrome. Thus they will never be upgraded with brew upgrade. Is ...
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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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Install CouchDB via Home Brew

I'm trying to install CouchDB using Homebrew but it gives me the following error: Error: couchdb dependency spidermonkey was built with the following C++ standard library: libstdc++ (from clang) ...
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How to completely remove homebrew?

I am seeking for the equivalent of rvm implode In the Ruby rvm world rvm implode completely uninstalls everything ruby related installed via rvm, including rvm too. Is there anything similar for ...
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How to fix multiple errors when installing Homebrew on OSX Lion (mainly OSXFUSE and Mono related)

I'm trying to install Homebrew but I'm getting multiple errors when brew doctor is run. I'm a complete noob at this and I've tried uninstalling Homebrew and re-installing, but still not working. ...
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Homebrew: Easy way to add 'gnubin' to path for multiple packages?

I would like to use Homebrew to install GNU versions of several utilities, and use the GNU versions by default with their usual names. From the output of brew install gnu-tar and by reading How to ...
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to run latest emacs in terminal by typing “emacs” [duplicate]

Question: Because I use emacs-live, I used homebrew to install emacs-24.3. Now everytime I want to launch emacs of version 24.3 in terminal, I have to type "emacs-24.3" --- if I just type "emacs", 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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The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/var/mysql/NAME.pid)

I have installed mysql via brew. First start works, but after reboot, I got the following error: The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/var/mysql/NAME.pid) I start mysql with sudo ...
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How to migrate from JRE 1.6 to JDK 1.6?

My Mac Mountain Lion came with JRE 1.6. However, I would like to have the full JDK. I read somewhere that for that on Mac it is better to consult Apple rather than Oracle for downloads/install ...
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List of all apps installed using Homebrew

Is it possible to and how do I get a list of all the apps installed on my Mac using Homebrew? I am not interested in apps installed outside of Homebrew.
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Launch XQuartz app via Automator

I'm trying to launch meld (installed via Homebrew) via an app shortcut, ideally ending up in my Applications folder. A recommended way to launch console apps in Mountain Lion seems to be using ...
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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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Difficulty setting the 'Open with app' to an alias

I am trying to set MacVim, installed via homebrew, to be the default HEX file editor. I started this task by creating an alias to MacVim.app located in /usr/local/Cellar/macvim/7.3-61 and placing 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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Is it possible to create an own MacPorts (proxy)repository/server?

Is it possible to deploy MacPorts server on an own server periodically updating it from global one (i.e. create MacPorts distribution/update proxy server)? So that all computers within organization ...
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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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Unable to install software using brew install

I am unable to install software using brew install. I have tried brew cleanup & brew update, and deleting the file, but it just does not work! This is the error message: ==> Downloading ...
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How to set gcc 4.8 as default gcc compiler

I recently installed gcc 4.8 using brew on OSX 10.7.5 (Lion). I can now compile using gcc 4.8 by using g++-4.8 some_file.c or using the default gcc 4.2 by using g++ some_file.c I want to use gcc ...
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What build flags are available for brew install of gcc?

I'm curious as to what build flags are available to me when installing gcc 4.8 using brew. This question explains how to install gcc 4.8 using brew, but only specifies two possible flags i.e ...
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How do I work around a “Could not resolve host: (nil)…” error when installing/using Homebrew?

I'm trying to install Homebrew on OS X 10.8.4, and get the following: $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)" ==> This script will install: /usr/local/bin/brew ...
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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 ...
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Compiling a gimp plugin

I wish to compile the Gimp plugin "Save for Web" on Mac 10.8.4. I use brew for package management but libgimp2-dev is missing. I've downloaded Gimp 2.8.6 from here . I've downloaded the latest ...
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How to install vim 7.4a with homebrew

I installed vim with homebrew on my macbook brew install macvim but the version I wish was 7.4a, the latest beta release, how can I install it?
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How to get Apple Command Line Developer Tools without App Store?

I got a mid-2013 MacBook Air for UNIX development. I'm disappointed that it came with no C/C++ compilers and with no make, which are apparently part of Apple Command Line Developer Tools, which is ...
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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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how do I write a homebrew recipe?

What are the key features of a homebrew recipe? If I want to contribute a recipe, e.g. this one for udunits to the the hombrew-science repository, how would I convert a command-line script like ...
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Does Spotlight normally index links in ~/Applications?

I have installed MacVim through homebrew, and this resulted in an alias in ~/Applications that points to /usr/local/Cellar/macvim/7.3-66/MacVim.app. Unfortunately MacVim does not show up in Spotlight ...
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How to install cURL on OSX with brew

How can i get the newerst version of cURL instead of the old 7.24 that Apple provide. user:~ kevinsimper$ curl --version curl 7.31.0 (x86_64-apple-darwin12.4.0) libcurl/7.31.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8x ...
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brew uses /usr/bin/autom4te in stead of /usr/local/bin/autom4te

I'm trying to brew weechat, which has p11-kit as a dependency. $ brew install p11-kit ==> Downloading http://p11-glue.freedesktop.org/releases/p11-kit-0.18.1.tar.gz Already downloaded: ...
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How to update nodejs on mac?

I'm trying to install nodejs on mac using homebrew, but when I run the command: brew install node I get the following error: Beginning with 0.8.0, this recipe now comes with npm. It appears you ...