I tried install homebrew on my Lion, and got this

remote: Counting objects: 77394, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (37271/37271), done.
remote: Total 77394 (delta 52745), reused 61413 (delta 39308)
Receiving objects: 100% (77394/77394), 10.96 MiB | 1.87 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (52745/52745), done.
From https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew
 * branch            master     -> FETCH_HEAD
error: Untracked working tree file '.gitignore' would be overwritten by merge.
Failed during: git pull origin master

What is this? How to get this working?

  • What install method are you using? ruby <(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go) as recommended on the Homebrew site?
    – robmathers
    Aug 23 '12 at 3:54
  • I runned brew doctor and got Your system is raring to brew....seems like it's ok now
    – Luiz K.
    Aug 23 '12 at 10:43
  • Okay good. It would be helpful for others who might be having the same problem if you wrote out what you did as an answer to this question.
    – robmathers
    Aug 23 '12 at 15:16
  • I just runned it again...lol
    – Luiz K.
    Aug 24 '12 at 17:18

Open your terminal app and paste in the following code:

ruby <(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)

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