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Does Homebrew have a command-not-found hook?

Arch Linux's pkgfile has a command-not-found hook that you can source from your shell's startup file (.zshrc, .bashrc, or whatever). Does Homebrew have anything roughly equivalent to this?
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How to properly and for once reinstall PHP/Apache

So I'm struggeling with this since a long time and I'd like to find a proper solution. I have php5.4.. install and I want to upgrade to Php 7. No matter how hard I'm trying to do it I can't seems to ...
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How to install Monkeysphere on OSX El Capitan

I tried to install Monkeysphere via Homebrew but it complains of an unmet dependency. monkeysphere: Unsatisfied dependency: Crypt::OpenSSL::Bignum Homebrew does not provide Perl dependencies; install ...
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Trying to install Ant but getting -bash: brew: command not found

I have installed Homebrew using the code ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" it returns this inside the Terminal window ==> This script ...
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“ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED” on localhost after (I think) upgrading Apache via homebrew

I maintain a local web development environment on my Mac via Homebrew, set up in roughly the way described here: https://echo.co/blog/os-x-1010-yosemite-local-development-environment-apache-php-and-...
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Unable to run Postgres after Installation on OSX - El Capitan

I just used homebrew to install my postgres, and I am unable to start it after attempting to start it with the suggested command from postgres/brew. Can someone please advise?
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mupdf command does not install with homebrew

I tried to install MuPDF on OS X 10.11 using Homebrew: brew install mupdf-tools But when I try to use it from the command line (it doesn't show up on Launchpad) I get the following error: mupdf ...
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“Failure while executing” error when trying to install GCC

I've followed the instructions of the both the accepted answer to this question as well as the other suggestions, How do I install GCC via Homebrew?. But all I get is the following message when I run ...
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Start brew-installed applications from terminal

I just set up homebrew on my new macbook and used the brew and brew cask commands to install some applications. I can now open the applications from the launchpad but not from the terminal. I know it'...
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Problem downloading some urls with cURL on OSX

I have problem downloading some applications with homebrew. I could get them when the download urls start with https:// but curl fails when the urls start with, ftp:// or http:// For example, I ...
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To install GNU Strings in OSX

I run unsuccessfully brew search strings giving only Caskroom/cask/stringsfile. I want to run this commmand strings -td -3 <file.raw. How can you install GNU Strings in OSX?
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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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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... Caskroom/cask/...
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mpd stuttering when run under launchd

Background As a terminal junkie, I've started messing around with a combination of mpd (Music Player Daemon) and a player, ncmpcpp (NCurses Media Player Client C++). I installed these via Homebrew - ...
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To install Gnufind in OSX?

I run brew search gnufind and I get No formula found for "gnufind". Searching pull requests.. so no gnufind with the request. I think it must have a different name. I run brew search find ...
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Removing HomeBrew? [duplicate]

I had to rebuild the OS for my iMac/Yosemite system. Homebrew persists in installing software to the old, corrupted profile. What should I do? I think that I should remove Homebrew and re-install ...
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curl fails on OS X with SHA1 mismatch

I'm experiencing problems with homebrew in OS X 10.10.2 and it seems that curl is causing them: brew install gdal ==> Installing dependencies for gdal: giflib, lzlib, proj, libgeotiff, ge ==> ...
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How can I use Homebrew to install MongoDB 2.8 with “Wired Tiger” storage engine on my MacBook?

I want to install MongoDB on my MacBook, and I would like an no-problems installation experience such as Homebrew offers. However, it looks like brew install mongodb will give version 2.6.6 and ...
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Fixing a Messed Up $PATH in Yosimite

I had troubles installing node with Homebrew as Homebrew does something weird to the node install that installing Yeoman generators seems to be hindered a bit. My issue, however, is that I think ...
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Missing .Bash Files in ~/

While uninstalling/removing home-brew, node, and yeoman...I noted that I don't have a .bashrc or .bash_profile in my home directory. I only have .bash_history present. Why is this? Is this bad? If it'...
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Installing gprof on Mac

I would like to install GNU Profiler (gprof) on Mac. I tried to install binutils using Homebrew; however, the package that Homebrew installs from the following address does not have gprof. http://...
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Best Practices for dealing with unbrewed files in a fresh install of homebrew

I accidentally deleted /usr/local/bin which contained brew among other things. I reinstalled homebrew and ran brew prune to get rid of broken symlinks, but when I run brew doctor, I still get the ...
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When trying to upgrade osxfuse, I get “missing DEVELOPER_DIR path” message

I recently installed Yosemite, and am now trying to upgrade all of my brew installs (brew update, then brew upgrade). After remembering to do xcode-select --install, I finally got all of my installs ...
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Cannot update HomeBrew: Permission denied

I am trying to fix some brew doctor error but now after manually erased some files that brew doctor suggested I get the following error when trying to do a brew update : error: cannot open .git/...
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Striving to become power user on OS X (coming from Windows)

I'm a long time Windows developer guy & did lots of lower-level stuff (hesitate to say power user). I'm very proficient on the command line and using PowerShell... but now that I've moved over to ...
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Cannot install MacVim 7.4 on OS X Maverick 10.9.4?

I have brew installed (v 0.9.5) along with Xcode (Version 5.1.1 (5B1008)). When I attempt to install MacVim like so I encounter the following error message: $ brew install macvim ==> Downloading ...
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Error during WebSocket handshake: Status line contains embedded null (using livereload, node-inspector, and karma)

Whenever I run something in my Terminal that requires a websocket to a browser (livereload, node-inspector, karma), I get the following console error "Error during WebSocket handshake: Status line ...
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Nokogiri gem fails to install in OS X Mavericks

Install fails showing: checking for iconv_open() in iconv.h... no checking for iconv_open() in -liconv... no checking for iconv_open() in -liconv... no checking for libiconv_open() in iconv.h... no ...
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'which openssl' returns nothing when trying to upgrade OpenSSL

I've been working the last day or so to get openssl upgraded on my machine. I've followed the answers here and here and now I've got some pretty funny results. When I type which openssl I get no ...
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Truecrypt install fails - 3 out of 6 hunks FAILED

The first is just to show you where the installation is at this moment: n102:~ hendrikwindel$ brew info truecrypt truecrypt: stable 7.1a http://truecrypt.org/ Conflicts with: fuse4x Not ...
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How can I use an app after installing it via `brew pull`?

Because of a reinstall of the OS and a not perfectly migration of my data I had to reinstall a few things. Under these things were homebrew and truecrypt. brew doctor doesn't show any problems now. ...
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How to install coqide (or such) with brew

I went into a lot of troubles getting coq installed on my Mac (Mavericks) and it actually didn't install coqide along… Unfortunately 'brew options coq' has no results so I don't know how to install ...
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Terminal won't open after brew upgrade (dyld library not loaded)

I ran "brew upgrade" from the terminal, before upgrading finished the battery ran out on my MBP and the computer restarted. Now when I go to open a terminal the terminal window flashes up for a split ...
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how to change opencv library path

How to change path of opencv library. I have installed opencv using homebrew. But when I run some opencv code it tries to link opencv library with my older version of opencv (in error below path is /...
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Install pyqt via homebrew with `--with-python3` but still goes to Python 2

Here's my command and output (some command line arguments are left out): $ brew reinstall pyqt --with-python3 ==> Reinstalling pyqt --with-python3 ==> Downloading http://downloads.sf.net/...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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python site packages directory

I have for some reason two locations for python site packages. Python itself is here: > $ which python > /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python My Path Variable is: $ ...
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install opencv with cuda support and.. brew

i have installed opencv with brew and everything is magically ok. now i want to try to recompile by myself with cuda support. for this i have to download opencv, change a line in CMakeList.txt (...
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OS X application manager

Unix-sytled, "package managers" like Fink, Homebrew, and MacPorts do a good job of managing 'headless' libraries. I would like something similar to manage OS X applications with a GUI. I am hoping ...
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Installing gcc47 as default using Homebrew

I'm trying to install gcc47 as my default compiler using homebrew. I can successfully install gcc47, but it adds a -4.7 suffix on all of its binaries. If I try to symlink it in /usr/local/bin things ...
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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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macOS Sierra GDB not codesigned

First I should note that I'm usin macOS Sierra (version 10.12 beta 16A238m), but I don't think it's that different than El Capitan in this certain situation (but I guess you know more than I do about ...
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Get Spotlight to search in Caskroom subdirs (which is now in /usr/local/)

I'm using Homebrew with Caskroom and since a recent update, it installs the apps downloaded through brew cask within /usr/local/Caskroom/ I always used Spotlight to find and open these apps, but now ...
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Error when trying to “brew install rbenv”

I am trying to install rbenv by following instruction from the site Ruby on Rails development setup for Mac OSX when I try brew install rbenv I get the error below: Error: rbenv-rbenv already ...
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postresql not installing with homebrew on El Capitain 10.11.5

brew doctor says 'Your system is ready to brew.' Upon installing with homebrew : brew uninstall postgres && brew install postgres I always get the following error : Data page checksums ...