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Is there any way to upgrade brew cask

Is there any way to upgrade all brew casks? Something like brew cask upgrade?
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How to remove outdated casks from Homebrew?

I am using homebrew-cask to keep my ecosystem of applications up-to-date. It is great when maintaining several computers at home, travel or on the go. However, when some packages are getting updated ...
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wget gives error “dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libnettle.4.dylib”

When I try to use wget, I am getting this error message: $: wget dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libnettle.4.dylib Referenced from: /opt/local/bin/wget Reason: image not found Trace/BPT ...
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Error while installing Homebrew on Mac OS X (10.10.3): Unable to change file mode on /usr/local/

When I run the command on the home brew website, /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" I get: ==> This script will install: ...
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List of all packages installed using Homebrew

Is it possible to and how do I get a list of all the packages installed on my Mac using Homebrew? I am not interested in packages installed outside of Homebrew.
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Issue installing BasicTeX with Cask under OS X

I followed the instructions (that I could understand) to install BasicTeX from Cask and this was the output I got: basictex staged at '/opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/basictex/latest' (107M) I see ...
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How to Install Vim Airline Plugin?

I want to install the plugin Airline. It is not in homebrew. It seems to be only in Github. I am thinking about the maintenance when it is outside homebrew. There is no section about installation ...
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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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`brew install qtkeychain` fails with some weird error

For compiling some software I need qtkeychain to be installed with brew, so I ran brew install qtkeychain which results in the following: $ brew install qtkeychain ==> Installing qtkeychain ...
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Mac Mini 1,1 (10.6.8) Missing libc++

My Mac Mini 1,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 is missing libc++. Is there a version for OS X 10.6.8? Is there a way to install it again through Homebrew?
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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: ...
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Installing Xcode via command line

I am a Linux user and have never used OSX before. Someone asked me for help with installing some software on an OSX "Lion" server. I asked him to give me an SSH shell, assuming that would be ...
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how to 'custom install' with brew?

so I have to edit the install of wine, and apply a custom patch. The patch I want is here... https://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=38156 and when I add these lines with brew edit wine patch do ...
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What are the hardware requirements for Hypervisor.framework?

I was planning to use xhyve to virtualise FreeBSD on my early 2009 Mac Pro (eight core) which has a fresh install of El Capitan (with all updates).I installed via homebrew and I get the following ...
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Brew doctor complains about 2 unbrewed dylibs (possibly remnants from Samsung Sidesync)

I've just found that brew doctor gives me the following error : Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you ...
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Is there a command like namei for OS X?

I'm sifting through some incorrect permission issues and discovered the namei command for Linux. Homebrew doesn't currently have a Mac port. namei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is ...
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Error when trying to install Homebrew?

I have a MacBook Air 11 (mid 2013), with OS X 10.8.5, and I want to install Homebrew, so I go to the site and copy and paste the following code in my terminal: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL ...
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I'm Getting Errors When I Try to do 'brew update'

I want to install a gem. The instructions strongly suggest that I use Homebrew to install the gem dependencies. I have not used Homebrew a lot, maybe once years ago. I do remember that El Capitan ...
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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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Can't install inkscape on Yosemite with homebrew

It seems like I should be able to install inkscape with something like brew install inkscape based on what I've seen online. Unfortunately, when I try this I get Error: No available formula for ...
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Vim 7.4 hybrid line numbers not working (installed via Homebrew)

I recently discovered that Vim 7.4 enables a hybrid number mode, such that if you do set nu and set rnu, you'll see the absolute line number of the current line and relative line numbers everywhere ...
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Difference between installing an application on OS X and Windows

I've been using Windows for many years so far but just started using a MacBook with OS X. As far as I'm concerned when I install applications on Windows they just go into Program files (by default). ...
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Trouble running MySQL on OS X 10.9.5

So I ran over a lot of post treating of this specific problem but none of the answer seems to work for my case. So this is the process : I installed mysql via homebrew that lead me to this : ...
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MySQL fails to start after update

I am on Yosemite 10.10.5 and just now I updated my outdated MySQL to the latest version. I made a copy of my existing databases /usr/local/mysql/data/ somewhere safe. I have tried to setup MySQL both ...
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Trying to install Homebrew, but I get this “fatal: cannot create directory at 'Library/ENV/pkgconfig/10.10': Permission denied”

I am having issues with Brew. It was working fine, but now it's a little wonky. Tried re-installing, but I get this error:"fatal: cannot create directory at 'Library/ENV/pkgconfig/10.10': Permission ...
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Fresh OS X install, cleanly manage terminal applications going forward

I just got a new Hard Drive and installed a fresh copy of El Capitan on it. I'm a computer programmer and use a ton of terminal commands. Is there anything I can / should do now that my computer has a ...
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Installed openvpn with brew but it doesn't appear to be installed correctly

I installed openvpn with brew. The installation went fine, no errors or missing dependencies. But now when I try to run it: users-MBP:~ user$ brew install openvpn Warning: openvpn-2.3.7 already ...
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Which is the correct way to obtain administrator access for the installation of Homebrew?

I usually log in to OS X El Capitan without administrator rights. Homebrew upholds the principle that packages can be installed and used without administrator/root access, i.e. without using the sudo ...
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How does bash choose default shell

I am running El Capitan 10.11.3 with bash version 3.x so I decided to update bash via: brew install bash Brew places the new bash under /usr/local/Cellar/bash: brew info bash bash: stable 4.3.42 ...
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How to batch download all files in a Volafile.io room?

Volafile.io Live Filesharing & Chat Example URL: https://volafile.io/r/$ID. There is Feature request: Download all the content of a room in a .zip file. #117. I don't wish to depend on that ...
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How to install an homebrew package behind a proxy?

I'm working behind a proxy. When I installed homebrew I've modified the official command: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" by ...
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Using postgres with launchd without constant issues

I have postgres and passenger installed from homebrew, and use the os x built in apache. I have several rails apps that use postgres which are managed by passenger which in turn is managed by apache. ...
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To use STDBUF from Homebrew's coreutils

I run brew search stdbuf and get No formula found for "stdbuf". Searching pull requests... Closed pull requests: coreutils: upstream fix for stdbuf (https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/pull/32955) ...
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Consequences of excluding applications from my Time Machine backups

After running Grand Perspective this week I've learned that a lot of the space in my Time Machine backups is actually consumed by application files. Xcode in particular is a troublemaker. The ...
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To install Haskell in OSX >= 10.8.5?

GCC was apparently removed from the current Xcode, here. I would like to find a standard way to install Haskell to OSX. Not a custom way. Brew's packages haskell-stack ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Install Octave in El Capitan?

The new GNU Octave 4.0.1 was released March 23, 2016. I would like to find some standard way to install it in El Capitan (mine OS X 10.11.3) because it has significantly better support in some ...
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Can you install a Brew formula from a different fork?

A tool I'm working with (xctool) has some fixes in a pull request that haven't been merged yet. I'd like to install from the PR's fork. Is there any way to do that?
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Why this Startup Error in XOctave in El Capitan?

I installed octave by brew install Caskroom/cask/xoctave after doing brew tap homebrew/science; brew update && brew upgrade --all; brew install octave. I get in the startup Clicking ...
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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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Running brew doctor shows I have 3 different python “config” scripts installed. How do I get rid of them so that I no longer receive this warning?

I have been told that there is a default Python installed on OSX, and that deleting it will cause SEVERE system issues, however, I want to clear these warnings in brew doctor. This is what the ...
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How do I install gnu sc on my mac?

I want to install the command line spreadsheet sc. I would prefer to do with homebrew. I need both psc and sc commands. Is there a homebrew package? If not other methods would be good.
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Homebrew and usr/local/include/ question

I am trying to install python3 with homebrew and I would like to know if I can delete these files. After running brew doctor, I get this message: Unexpected header files: ...
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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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Pipe multiple homebrew commands

I installed pup using Homebrew and my shell - Zsh, with OhMyZsh - is not recognizing the command when I use it multiple times using pipes. For example, this works fine: cat index.html | pup 'meta' ...
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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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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 ...