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So I uninstalled Homebrew, and didn't remove the packages previously installed by brew. Is there any way to remove these packages? Without brew list returning anything I don't know where to begin with removing them. I stored a list of the packages so I know which ones to look for but don't know where to find them.

Here's the list:

  • autoconf
  • freetype
  • jasper
  • libtasn1
  • mpfr
  • sane-backends
  • automake
  • gcc
  • jpeg
  • libtiff
  • nettle
  • sqlite
  • boost
  • gd
  • kakoune
  • libtool
  • node
  • tmux
  • carthage
  • gdbm
  • libevent
  • libusb
  • openblas
  • tree
  • chromedriver
  • git
  • libgpg-error
  • libusb-compat
  • openssl
  • unixodbc
  • cscope
  • gmp
  • libgphoto2
  • libyaml
  • pkg-config
  • wget
  • elasticsearch
  • gnutls
  • libicns
  • little-cms2
  • pypy3
  • wine
  • elixir
  • httpie
  • libksba
  • makedepend
  • python
  • wxmac
  • erlang
  • hub
  • libmpc
  • micro
  • python3
  • xz
  • fontconfig
  • isl
  • libpng
  • mongodb
  • readline
  • zeromq
  • mercurial
  • What steps or script did you use to uninstall? The tool has been around for a while, so there are different versions of the uninstaller. The good news is /usr/loca/ contains all the files in almost all cases. – bmike Aug 5 '16 at 18:53
  • For the uninstaller I ran: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/uninstall)" – Souljacker Aug 6 '16 at 9:47
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All packages installed by homebrew should be located in /usr/local/Cellar/ I think you can simply remove them from there.

  • Don't forget the symlinks in /usr/local/bin and possibly stuff in /usr/local/etc and possibly others. There is also a cache somewhere in /Library/Cache I think. – Alexander O'Mara Aug 6 '16 at 2:50
  • /usr/local/Cellar/ doesn't exist for me :( – Souljacker Aug 6 '16 at 9:47
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    @Souljacker try ``` which jasper``` for example and that will tell you the path where the bin is installed. – sebastienvg Aug 8 '16 at 12:52

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