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How to switch from Spotlight to Alfred via Terminal?

I installed Alfred through homebrew-cask. I want to disable Spotlight and let Alfred be opened with Cmd+S. The first Terminal-based solution I tried was unloading Spotlight with sudo launchctl unload ...
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When does OS X move /usr/local during a system update (slow start with homebrew)?

I have had a recurrent problem with the login screen getting stuck at 50% for a long time. One possible cause is that after an update, OS X is attempting to move /usr/local out of the way and then put ...
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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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Is there a programmatic way to identify built-in applications?

I'm trying to keep an inventory of where each application in my Mac came from (context: I'm trying to be disciplined and install things only through the App Store, Homebrew or Caskroom). Apps that ...
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Emacs does not auto restart after reboot?

I install Emacs via Homebrew and create a symbolic link: /Applications/Emacs.app -> /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.3/Emacs.app What does not seem to work properly is that after restarting, other ...
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MacVim: difference in syntax highlighting in terminal and GUI

I installed MacVim with homebrew, and specified the option to override system vim. It can be confirmed by looking at the version of vim in terminal. However, I don't understand why the terminal ...
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brew doctor warning about Python config scripts

Can someone please explain what I should do about the following warning from Homebrew: Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look ...
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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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Homebrew-compiled gpg-agent fails, gpg: cancelled by user

I'm trying to get gpg-agent working on OS X, compiled with homebrew. Here's my gpg-agent.conf: djc@djc-mbp ~ $ cat .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf pinentry-program /usr/local/bin/pinentry-curses no-grab ...
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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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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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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 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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Spotlight not finding .app created with appify

I've used a script called appify described here https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/shell-script-mac-apps to create /Applications/Emacs.app that runs the actual Emacs.app at ...
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brew install python without x code in snow leopard

I've been able to get brew to install many packages on Snow Leopard using just the gcc library without installing all of X-Code. I had installed Python as well as PosgreSQL from the gui installer and ...
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Way to determine most popular Homebrew packages?

Is there a way to determine which Homebrew packages have been installed the most times, either in the recent past or all-time? It would make it easier to determine which formulae are the most useful, ...
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removing outdated casks from homebrew

I am using homebrew-cask to keep my ecosystem of applications up-to-date. However, when some package are getting updated (such as google chrome), I end up having different concurrent versions ...
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Segmentation fault: 11 error ( OpenCV )

I've installed OpenCV, numpy and all other required contents using brew install opencv. Then I tried running it python >> import cv or python >> import cv2 but I get a "Segmentation ...
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FreeType Incompatibility Issue

I am having an issue as below: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib Referenced from: /usr/local/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.0.dylib Reason: Incompatible library version: ...
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How to automatically add `brew update ruby` to `rbenv` versions?

I just did a brew update which updated a ruby version (brew ruby --version), but when I rbenv versions it isn't listed there because I didn't do ruby install <ruby version>. Is there a way to ...
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OSX 9 Mavericks - Homebrew - g++ 4.8 - link fails: Undefined symbol “__istype(int, unsigned long)”

g++-4.8 -o block_test block_test.o Block.o MemRef.o CI_Metadata.o ConnectMxctl.o Log.o BLog.o -L/usr/local/mysql/lib -lmysqlclient -g Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "__istype(int, ...
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Wine missing libncurses.5.4.dylib

When I launch winecfg or some other executables, I get this terminal output- Wine cannot find the ncurses library (libncurses.5.4.dylib). It does not prevent programs from running, but it's just ...
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How to properly run nginx on port 80 with a non root account on OS X?

I was trying to configure nginx (homebrew) to run like daemon on OS X 10.9 and I encountered one problem regarding permissions: nginx was configured to run as nobody in nginx.conf and when started it ...
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Can Homebrew be used to install AppleScript bundles?

Can Homebrew be used to install AppleScript bundles? If so, what sorts of conventions would the project need to follow? Would it need to include a make.scpt file compile the .applescript files? I'm ...
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A little help writing a Homebrew formula for Apache Nutch?

I'm trying to automate the installation of Apache Nutch by writing a Homebrew formula. The official tutorial requires users to download a TAR.GZ / ZIP from a mirror, extract, cd, run ant runtime, and ...
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Compiling a gimp plugin

I wish to compile the Gimp plugin "Save for Web" on Mac 10.8.4. I use brew for package management but libgimp2-dev is missing. I've downloaded Gimp 2.8.6 from here . I've downloaded the latest ...
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Getting homebrew upgrades to complete without link error interruptions?

Is there a way to invoke homebrew upgrades without having to handle errors manually? For example, when I run an update with: brew upgrade I get error messages like: Error: You must `brew link ...
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A lot of problems with Homebrew

This is probably bad form for this board, and feel free to delete it if it is, but running brew doctor reveals the following: Warning: /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig isn't writable. This can happen if you ...
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echo $PATH giving different result to what .bash_profile states

I'm trying to install Homebrew (to then install RVM, then Octopress). Homebrew is installed but when I run brew doctor I get the message: Consider amending your PATH so that /usr/local/bin occurs ...
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Problem installing homebrew on tiger?

I haven't run into the permissions problem (yet) reported here. Using the curl command here I don't think it's necessary to do the staff group thing but am running into other problems. At first I ran ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Urxvt on homebrew ignoring certain .Xdefaults and .Xresources settings

I have a .Xdefaults and a .Xresources that I use on my Linux setups that I want to also use on my OSX setup. However, the Urxvt I installed on homebrew is not picking up certain settings from both ...
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How to handle a .pkg inside a .dmg inside a .gz into a Homebrew cask formula?

I'm trying to create a Homebrew cask formula for xcas, the thing is the packaging method of this software is overly complicated, a .pkg inside a .dmg inside a .gz. I've looked at other formula that ...
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hdf5 dependency of homebrew?

Deep into the installation of octave viw homebrew the hdf5 dependency failed here: ==> Installing octave dependency: hdf5 ==> Downloading ...
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How to download via home-brew when connected though Internet dongle?

I wanted to download python on my Mac OS Mavericks. I found a blog which instructed to download it via home-brew using simple command brew install python But I am getting failed to download errors. ...
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Drag and drop files from Finder to XQuartz applications

How do I drag and drop files to ported applications that are managed by the XServer? For instance, I want to drag images to Inkscape or csv files to Gnumeric, which I both installed via Homebrew and ...
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XAMPP does not recoginize imagemagick

I just install XAMPP5.6.3-0 and Movable Type 6.0.5 on my OS X 10.8.5 sysytem. I also used Homebrew 0.9.5 to install Imagemagik. When I check on Movable Types's installed modules section the it shows ...
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Making clang always look for libraries in /usr/local/lib

I'm using homebrew and have a lot of libraries in /usr/local/lib as well as include files in /usr/local/include. What is the easiest way to make sure that clang and ld in all circumstances will look ...
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Homebrew default compiler

I have read similar topics here, but unfortunately these solutions does not help me. I would like to recompile all installed software (or at least some formulas) from Homebrew using gcc from ...
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Error: Could not symlink bin/dvipdf when installing Octave

Note: A question similar to this one was asked here about a week ago. I am attempting to install Octave on OS X Mavericks. I ran the following: brew install octave which resulted in this error: ...
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Problem installing Cairo - make[3]: *** [cairo-xlib-display.lo] Error 1

Need some help with installing Cairo Graphics using home-brew. Am I missing a step somewhere? 10:02:30-MaxAir@[~] $ brew install cairo Warning: Building source; cellar of cairo's bottle is ...
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How to update OpenSSL with Homebrew on OS X 10.9.5?

Before updating OS X from 10.9.4 to x.x.5, I had OpenSSL updated through Homebrew to 1.0.1g. (I guess only symlinks are changed and both versions existed on the machine) With the OS update, the ...
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How to launch Gnumeric after installing using Homebrew

I've installed Gnumeric using Homebrew. I first manually installed XQuartz (as required) and then ran brew install gnumeric. Everything seems to have installed fine. Now how do I launch it? When I ...
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Which user's privileges do I use to run MariaDB?

I installed mariadb from Homebrew. It'll be used for CMS access through PHP. I want the DB to start when the system starts up so I added the homebrew/ mariadb-supplied launchctl plist to ...