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Homebrew errors; update fails

Homebrew has been working fine for years...until today. Anyone know what's going on and/or how to fix it? $ brew --config HOMEBREW_VERSION: 0.9.4 ORIGIN: https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew.git HEAD: ...
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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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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 do I depend on a specific version of a homebrew formula

I'm having a conflict with a formula and a particular version of Boost. Ideally, since this is really just a build conflict (it's not using a Boost shared library), I'd like to automatically use a ...
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Does homebrew usually put lots of files in the /usr/local folder itself?

Doing ls -ltra /usr/local gives a lot of homebrew files and folders in /usr/local itself, as opposed to a subfolder: $ ls -ltra /usr/local/ total 56 drwxr-xr-x@ 12 root wheel 408 13 Jul 2015 ....
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Rsync not copying some files with extended attributes

I am attempting to rsync from a network mounted volume to my Desktop. However some but not alll of the files are not copying because of an rsync error. I am using rsync 3.1.1 from Brew. I'm using ...
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Macvim window not shown when opening file from Finder

I use Macvim installed from Homebrew by brew install macvim --with-override-system-vim. However, when open files from Finder, Macvim opens, but it won't show any window. This has been a long time ...
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Determine flags that were given for packages installed with homebrew

Is there a way to check what flags were given when a package was installed with homebrew? For example, the emacs formula has an absurd number of flags. If I did brew install emacs --with-glib --with-...
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Cannot uninstall git - git clone broken

I cannot clone any repository on my mac anymore. I don't know since when exactly it got broken. $ which git /usr/local/bin/git $ git clone git@bitbucket.org:myaccount/myrep.git Cloning into 'myrep'.....
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Installed gcc with Homebrew, now how to use that gcc isntead of clang?

I installed gcc with brew install gcc, but when I type gcc the default behavior is still to use clang. How do I set things so that typing gcc in the terminal automatically uses the gcc installed by ...
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brew upgrade breaks terminal, requiring reset

When I run brew upgrade in my Bash shell, it breaks the terminal display (in both iTerm2 and Terminal) such that I can't see anything I type in the following prompt and I can't see the history. For ...
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Uninstall/ disable php 5.6.9 osx Yosemite

I´m running osx yosemite with homebrew, apache, php5.6.9 and have installed php 5.3. I need php 5.3 to run a certain api which known to have complications with ph5.6.9. But how can I disable php 5.6.9 ...
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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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Git auto-completion not working on Mac OSX 10.11.5 El Capitan

I have tried the examples found here to get Git auto-completion working on El Capitan, however none of the examples work for me. I installed bash-completion with Homebrew (brew install bash-...
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Tried to install gromacs 5.1.1 via homebrew, all commands are not found

I've tried to install gromacs on my system (10.11.5) via homebrew. The command I used was brew install gromacs and it appears to have worked fine; gromacs is in my usr/bin/Cellar, and shows up when I ...
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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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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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-bash: /usr/bin/svn: No such file or directory

I am trying to upgrade my svn version. So I deleted older binary sudo rm /usr/bin/svn Then I installed svn brew install svn And linked it too athakur:home athakur$ brew link --overwrite ...
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homebrew - trouble upgrading openssl?

I'm on osx 10.11. (Background: I'm having trouble getting the system installed Python to use TLS 1.1.) From what I've read I need to use brew to manage Python. But I want to upgrade openssl first ...
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Error: It seems the App source is not there: '/usr/local/Caskroom/multibit/0.5.19/MultiBit.app'

I first moved Caskroom to new location mv /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom /usr/local for f in ~/Applications/*.app; do oldloc="$(readlink "$f")"; [[ -e $oldloc ]] || ln -sf "/usr/local${oldloc#/opt/...
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Homebrew recipe without url

Is it possible to create a Homebrew Formula that doesn't need a URL to download? In my case the recipe just depends on other recipes and installs a homebrew specific shell script. class Test < ...
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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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“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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Brew doctor asking to update xcode, while its already updated

When I run brew doctor It says Warning: Your Xcode (6.4) is outdated Please update to Xcode 7.3.1. Xcode can be updated from the App Store. While I already have latest XCode cli, which I found ...
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ld: library not found for -lgcc

After a brew upgrade every time I try to compile a .c file I get the following error: ld: library not found for -lgcc collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status Wrappers like mpicc still work though....
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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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Terminal.app and tmux session, can't use “open” command (without tmux it works)

I use Terminal.app and a tmux session. > open -a VLC file.mp4 The window server could not be contacted. open must be run with a user logged in at the console, either as that user or as root. ...
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xcode build of citra not working

My machine: MAC OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. Situation: Installing citra (following the instructions on https://citra-emu.org/wiki/Building-For-OS-X). Everything works except the last step. Running in ...
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duplicate image: find the same image in different resolutions (low, middle and hq)

There are lots of Open Source (brew) and App Store software about duplicate image finder. Mostly they do things like a checksum on files. I have a different use case. I have the same image in lot of ...
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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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Is Homebrew safe for Mac? [closed]

I wonder if Homebrew is safe for Mac users... Do you have any bad experience with this software (like malware for example)?
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Homebrew putty installation does not make the putty command recognisable

I would like to instal putty with use of Homebrew. I'm performing the following command: brew install putty which gives the seemingly correct output: ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray....
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Is it possible to create something like a requirements file for homebrew?

Python (and other languages) can use a requirements file to specify a list of packages to install. Is it possible to use a requirements file for homebrew?
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Find executables associated with Homebrew Formula

Some Homebrew formulas have names that do not correspond with any of the installed commands (e.g., coreutils, speech-tools), other formulas provide an command that matches up with the name, but also ...
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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 ...
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Downgrade GCC version

How do I downgrade my GCC v5 to GCC version 4.7 ? I currently don't have Xcode installed and I am using the command line tool. More details : Apple LLVM version 7.3.0 (clang-703.0.29) Target: ...
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Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line?

Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line? I found these but don't know how to get them running on my Mac: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/39651 http://osl.no.distfiles....
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Why “Too many open files” error is occurred while opening a webpage with polipo installed on OS X 10.11.4?

I have installed polipo-1.1.1 caching proxy on my OS X 10.11.4 with homebrew: brew install polipo --with-large-chunks Sometimes opening URLs (this page for example) is failed with this error ...
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How to Run Homebrew's Caskroom/cask/pdfinfo?

I run brew install Caskroom/cask/pdfinfo but I cannot find in my commandline. My PATH is /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/Library/TeX/texbin How can you run pdfinfo of Homebrew?
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Build failed in step '(top-level)'

I'm trying to build the arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi cross-compiler toolkit on my mac. I've found a tutorial that seemed to be good (and it actually fixed a few of the problems I had had before. But then ...
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brew: how to delete outdated version of package

Homebrew upgrades itself to brew. And it looks like the maintainers have not implemented some daily-used commands like brew cleanup. So anyone knows how to delete outdated version of software ...
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Installing ffmpeg with homebrew?

I am trying to install ffmpeg and it's libraries with homebrew on a mac running osx (El Capitain). The installation completes however its seems only ffmpeg is installed and not ffprobe or drawtext. ...
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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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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 change the GNU Make's (default) default location of gcc

I run Mac OS X El Capitan 10.4. I have used brew to install Compilation Tools (https://www.topbug.net/blog/2013/04/14/install-and-use-gnu-command-line-tools-in-mac-os-x/). Now when I run make, it ...
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How to use Homebrew to install local archive

I'm trying to use Homebrew to install wget, but something is happening where the download is always corrupt. This happens for all packages, not just wget. I can download the tar.gz fine through a ...
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Make files in `/usr/local` writable for homebrew

I've been trying to get homebrew working nicely, but it appears everything inside /usr/local isn't writable, and everything falls over. It keeps telling me to recursively chown /usr/local, and I ...
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Upgrading brew in El Capitan

I just upgraded to El Capitan, and when I tried updating brew I got the following error: $ brew update Error: The /usr/local directory is not writable. Even if this directory was writable when you ...
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Brew installed Boost different versions

I am currently trying to work out how to handle different versions of libraries installed via Homebrew on OS X. In particular Boost. I did have boost installed (currently v159) and boost155, but ...
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Building mysql with readline instead of editline

I'd really like to be able to use readline instead of editline with the mysql client, but I can't find out how to do this. The bottled mysql that brew installs by default for mavericks is using ...