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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When I run brew doctor It says Warning: Your Xcode (6.4) is outdated Please update to Xcode 7.3.1.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...
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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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“config” scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories

I'm currently using pyenv and pyenv-virtualenv, which i've installed via Homebrew. I've added if which pyenv > /dev/null; then eval "$(pyenv init -)"; fi to enable shims and autocompletion and if ...
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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: /usr/...
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How to install specific version of python on OS X

I need to install python3.4 on my OS X. Tried to do it with brew install python3 and now I have python 3.5.1. But I need py3.4. How can I install python3.4 on my Mac?
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How to Install pdfimages in El Capitan?

I am reviewing the answer here about Extracting embedded images from a PDF. It is not in Homebrew. How can you install pdfimages in OS X El Capitan?
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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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Change compile configuration of package installation in brew

How can I change the compiler configuration when I use brew install? I want to compile vim with +farsi using brew. But it seems that +farsi is not available options in brew: $ brew install +farsi vim ...
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What is the best way to install Node js on OS X?

I currently have installed node and npm with the installer provided from their website. Although I have homebrew installed as well and running 'brew doctor' seems to complaint about some files ...
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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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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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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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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 this:...
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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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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 ...