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To install Busybox in OSX

I am thinking initramfs -filesystem in this thread. I run unsuccessfully brew search busybox and no including package in Google clearly. Busybox is included in Linux by default but not in OSX. ...
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To install unbuffer in OSX

There is the terminal command unbuffer in Linux Redhat, for instance. I did not find it in homebrew. How can you install unbuffer in OSX Yosemite 10.10.3?
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How to repair and/or reinstall Homebrew safely?

I am trying to repair Homebrew. I recently tried to reinstall it but when I typed "brew doctor" My output was: shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent ...
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Applescript to replace string using sed

I need and Applescript to replace some text as follow: Original text: string  string  string  $  text1 string  string  string  $  text2 text3 string  string  string  $  text4 The ...
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How to install both Cocoa and X11 of Emacs (preferably with Homebrew)?

I want to try out and compare both the Cocoa- and X11-based versions of Emacs. In general, I try to install all such packages through Homebrew, but in this case it looks like I Homebrew requires me ...
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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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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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Uninstall PHP on Mac Mountain Lion

I have installed PHP 5.4.40 on my Mac OS Mountain Lion, but need >=5.5.9 (for laravel/lumen-framework v5.1.0 installation), so i run installation with package installer, iMac-Dmitry:Projects dmitry$ ...
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Why BSD eval cannot run gtime?

I am considering this answer with GNU time which I installed by brew. data.txt hello amigo this line 3 and here we go 4 and 5 is here Code in BSD time time eval $(echo sed $(for i in 1 2 3 5; do ...
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To get newer man pages in OSX?

I noticed that my manuals are very old in my system although all updates done. Etc man cmp tells about the flag -l -l --verbose Output byte numbers and values of all differing bytes. ...
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To install Pandoc's manuals

I run cabal install pandoc pandoc-citeproc as described in the manual. I get nothing from man pandoc. Pandoc exists in brew but I would like to know how you get pandoc by manuals too. I would like ...
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How to restart PostgreSQL installed by Brew in OSX?

In Linux, it can be done by /etc/init.d/postgresql-9.2 restart. My OSX is not a server app. I think it it can be done by ALTER USER postgres with password '1234'; postgreQSL prompt but I am not ...
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What does `brew man` do?

I mean brew man, not man brew. It says: Fetching: hpricot-0.8.6.gem (100%) Building native extensions. This could take a while... Successfully installed hpricot-0.8.6 Fetching: ...
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How to fix “xvinfo: Unable to open display /private/tmp/…/org.macosforge.xquartz:0” error?

I run xvinfo and get xvinfo: Unable to open display /private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.D2FFj2I3es/org.macosforge.xquartz:0 I do not understand. No previous google match for it. Something wrong with ...
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How to eliminate specific brew doctor errors?

When I am running brew doctor I am getting the following list of errors. Is there any way I can eliminate these error reports? Thank you. Please note that these warnings are just used to help the ...
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Upgrading from OS X 10.8.5 to Yosemite: Potential challenges

I have a Macbook Pro with OS X 10.8.5 currently installed. I have the corresponding Xcode as 5.1. Now In order to use Swift we need Xcode 6 and above which is only available for OSX 10.9 or later. ...
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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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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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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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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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uconv on mac os x anywhere?

Is the uconv utility (a tool from ICU that provides Unicode normalization) available for Mac OSX? I did not find it in homebrew and searching the web for solutions did not turn out anything useful ...
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Homebrew mass unstallation

Hello I am wondering if there is a way to uninstall all "programs" installed by homebrew? I was using it and installed programs that corresponded to programming or using C/C++ and used the terminal to ...
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How to allow my Mac OS X 10.10.4 to download from sourceforge.net?

I'm trying to install QUCS(Quite Universal Circuit Simulator) to my Macbook. Following link, http://qucs.sourceforge.net/build.html , I used Homebrew and follow the instructions in the section, Build ...
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OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, has the default PATH changed?

Today I had to configure a new macbook, running 10.10.3 out of the box and immediately upgraded to 10.10.4. After installing homebrew I went to configure the default PATH, and opened /etc/paths. I ...
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/usr/include vs /usr/local/include

I just discovered that on my MAC /usr/local/include is a symbolic link to usr/include (since about 9 months), causing problems with homebrew. I wonder whether this link is normal? harmless? Is there a ...
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How to install and use GNU Grep in OSX

I have coreutils but I am not sure if GNU grep is there. I just want to use the flag -P for Perl regex that is found in GNU grep, but not in BSD grep. My PATH is ...
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To install Blockdev in OSX?

I did not find the command in Brew of Yosemite 10.10.3. I am reading the command developed from here: pv -s $(blockdev –getsize64 /Users/masi/Dropbox/1/r3.raw) I think blockdev is Linux specific ...
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homebrew libgfortran

My Python app is using scipy which apparently needs libgfortran. After a recent brew update/upgrade, my Python app fails to run due to a libgfortran dependency issue: ...
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Using cask and then brew install

I am trying to install gulp - which seems to require first cask: 17:14:34/mozaik-demo $brew install gulp Error: No available formula for gulp Searching formulae... Searching taps... ...
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Brew Install Rtorrent not Working

I am unable to brew build rtorrent. Could someone tell me what I need to do to get this to work? Things I have done - brew doctor brew update brew upgrade --all Error - ld: symbol(s) not found ...
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What are the right post-installation procedure after installing git using Homebrew?

I installed Git using Homebrew: brew install git and then it gave some outputs $ brew install git ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/git-2.4.0.yosemite.bottle.tar.gz ...
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What does the with-bindings option do in brew?

I'm looking to brew a package (graphviz) and see it has one option—amid others— --with-bindings Build Perl/Python/Ruby/etc. bindings I might want that, if only I knew what it means...? What ...
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How to open different emacs version from the shell?

I have two versions of emacs on my machine. One came preinstalled and I have just installed a newer version with homebrew. If I type emacs in the terminal, the old version runs. If I type ...
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How to run a sudo command on mac? .. problem with mysql server

I 've installed mysql server with brew, and i need to run manually this command each time my computer start to make it work with an application that I can't edit. sudo mkdir -p -- /var/run/mysqld/ ; ...
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Change gtk theme for X11 apps

I am using Zim note app http://zim-wiki.org in Ubuntu and I want to use the same in my OS X. So I've installed Zim and can launch it through X11 from menu. But all GTK apps look ugly: bad fonts w/o ...
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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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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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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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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 ...