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Removing HomeBrew?

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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Installed App with Brew Cask Over Existing Install, Did it Remove the Old App Files?

I upgraded to the latest OpenOffice (from 3.4.1 to 4.1.1) with brew-cask without realizing OpenOffice 4 was already installed: $ brew cask install openoffice ==> Downloading ...
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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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Homebrew says my Python installation could cause issues and I'm not sure what to do

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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How to figure out what is causing the ownership of usr/local to change from my-username to root

I use homebrew as a package manager for certain web development app. To keep brew up-to-date I run "update brew" every couple of days and also run "brew doctor." Usually, this is fine and brew tells ...
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How to limit the bandwidth on a per-application (or per-process) basis in OS X Yosemite?

Whenever I use Homebrew or Apple Store to download a large application, it sucks all my available bandwidth and I am then unable to browse the web. How can limit the bandwidth per-application or ...
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Compiling / installing shotdetect for OS X

I would like to find scene changes in a video with this command line tool: Shotdetect is a free software (LGPL) which detects shots and scenes from a video. Dependencies are: sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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Compile VLC-android on OS X

checking that generated files are newer than configure... done configure: creating ./config.status config.status: creating Makefile config.status: creating doc/doxygen.cfg ...
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How do I open Pymol once I have installed it via Homebrew on Yosemite?

I have recently installed pymol using homebrew, but now I cannot figure out how to launch it. I have looked in the cellar where there is a pymol folder, but there is nothing that launches pymol. ...
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How to install tofrodos in Yosemite via Homebrew?

This thread is based on my attempt to parse windows syntax to unix in this thread. I run successfully brew reinstall tofrodos and get ==> Reinstalling tofrodos ==> Downloading ...
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To install Shotwell in OSX

I install the first dependencies of Shotwell successfully brew install libGphoto2 vala libgee Some discussion about this issue in this thread but the accepted answer is misleading, since it is ...
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Wine install from source while keeping brew installed version

I have wine 1.6.2 installed currently through brew running Yosemite 10.10.2. I would like to simultaneously have an older version of wine on my machine to run a program that does not work with newer ...
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To install Brew's ImageMagick and fix its Symlink

Assume you installed Imagemagick by brew install imagemagick but it does not get into your PATH. For example, I run unsuccessfully compare since imagemagick is not in PATH: -bash: compare: ...
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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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Are my permissions for /usr/local/ correct?

I’m using HomeBrew for my port needs (seems a bit “cleaner” than MacPorts). I can install without sudoing (which is great), but the man linking step seems to require it (/usr/local/share/man/man3 ...
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How do I install SIPSAK with macports?

For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional tests on a SIP server which are usefull for ...
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How can I work around Subversion's port being blocked when installing something with brew?

I'm running into an issue where I'm trying to follow the advice of a comment on this SO Q&A titled: Use PPK file in Mac Terminal to connect to remote connection over SSH that suggested you could ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810

Downloaded and installed the AirStream application, and when I launched it nothing happens. In Terminal the output is $ open /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/airstream/latest/AirStream.app ...
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Cannot compile anything anymore after upgrading to Yosemite

I noticed after upgrading to Yosemite that none of my upgrades in homebrew would work anymore. I noticed that it was a problem in general with compiling any kind of C code. The error I get is: In ...
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Brew says Wine is installed but it fails to run with “command not found” error

I've recently just had a horrendous Mac hard drive issue which required an erase of the hard drive and a restore from an old back up. Since it's been back, it's not quite been the same. I had Wine ...
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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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Stuck on blue screen after running “rm *” in /

I accidentally executed rm * on / and since then I am unable to see my desktop. All I see is a blue screen with spinning gear. Irony is I somehow missed my OS and other CDs too that came with my Mac. ...
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Flash Got doesn't show Axel in firefox

I have installed Axel using brew. I have also verified if Axel is working or not. Output of Axel command: which Axel /usr/local/bin/axel /usr/local/etc/axelrc /usr/local/share/man/man1/axel.1 ...
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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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Gnuplot with xterm in yosemite

I installed gnuplot on my yosemite system using brew. When I try to plot cos(x) the way I would on ubuntu, I get this: gnuplot> plot cos(x) WARNING: Plotting with an 'unknown' terminal. No output ...
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How to fix brew after its upgrade to Yosemite?

I faced some issue with Homebrew. I upgraded to Yosemite. After the upgrade, homebrew seems to be broken. I would run any brew command and get this error /usr/local/bin/brew: ...
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Error when installing Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5 and MySQL via Homebrew

I tried to install Apache and PHP on Mac OS X version 10.9.5 brew install httpd24 php55 --with-mysql --with-homebrew-apache --homebrew-apxs -v exit with this error ...
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Yosemite supplied curl does not support https

I am having the issue that curl is failing to deal with https, and thus I cannot update Homebrew: brew update && brew upgrade fatal: unable to access 'https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/': ...
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How to install memcache on Mavericks? (MAMP)

I have MAMP on my machine, and I would like to install memcache for php, because one of my project throws errors like Fatal error: Class 'Memcache' not found. I installed X-Code from appstore, and ...
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Problem reinstalling PostgreSQL after installing Parallels

I’m trying to reinstall postgresql on my mac (yosemite) after installing parallels seemed to mess up permissions to directories that psql and homebrew need. I was able to force-uninstall psql, but ...
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How to uninstall “Munki Managed Software Center.app”?

How to properly uninstall mymac:~ meself$ brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you use ...
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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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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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brew cask: howto uninstall an Application

I tried, while I am in /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom $ for i in *; do brew cask uninstall $i; done Error: appcleaner is not installed Error: avidemux is not installed Error: eclipse-ide is not ...
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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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Use specific local gcc and related libraries with Homebrew

I would like to use Homebrew to install some stuff, In the mean time, I have already installed my local gcc, and I want Homebrew to use this specific one (this gcc at /usr/local/bin/gcc is frequently ...
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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...
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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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Linking homebrew, php, mcrypt, and localhost:8000

I currently using php -S localhost:8000 for my php testing server on OS X. I am trying to use OpenCart which requires mcrypt and OS X does not come with that. I installed Homebrew, php 5.6.5, and ...
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How to uninstall packages that are not dependencies of brew leaves

brew leavesgives me a list of installed packages whereas brew list of all installed packages. However I would like to know whether there is a way to uninstall packages that are no longer in the ...
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How do I downgrade node or install a specific previous version using homebrew?

I'm using brew. I have node installed, using brew. I want to use an earlier version of node. Online, I find instructions such as, for example: cd /usr/local/Library/Formula brew remove node --force ...
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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 to uninstall Jenkins in Homebrew?

I have a problem with Homebrew especially with Jenkins formula. $ brew update;brew upgrade Already up-to-date. ==> Upgrading 1 outdated package, with result: jenkins 1.598 ==> Upgrading jenkins ...
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How to properly update git on mac?

I have installed the newest version of git (1.8.3) using homebrew but when I type git --version in my terminal, it prints: git version 1.7.10.2 (Apple Git-33) What should I do to replace the old ...
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hdf5: where are you? (brew)

On yosemite. I want to install octave: but hdf5 can not be found. 00:48:51/shared $brew tap homebrew/science Warning: Already tapped! So I went to try to insstall hdf5 directly: wget ...
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Homebrew / link osxfuse not possible

I didn't run brew doctor since a lot of time. Know it tell me I should run brew link osxfuse. Here I show you the rest: Newton:~$ brew link --overwrite osxfuse Warning: Could not link osxfuse. ...
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No package 'libffi' found in Homebrew Virtual Environment

I'm using a homebrew installation of python and getting an error using pip within a virtualenvwrapper environment: No package 'libffi' found Package libffi was not found in the pkg-config search ...
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Need help using Homebrew 'Services' command

I installed MongoDB using homebrew recently. A few articles on the web advise to start mongo using the following command, brew services start mongo But when I use this command, I get the following ...