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how to link gcc with brew to install fortran

I am new at terminal and Mac and I want to install gfortran by using brew and gcc. I used advised mentioned in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47472715/cannot-install-fortran-program-on-macos-via-...
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macOS 11 Pyenv Python 3.9.0 Install Error

I am trying to install python 3.9.0 on macOS 11.0.1. I have the latest version of brew and the latest pyenv. sids@Sids-MacBook-Pro ~ % pyenv install 3.9.0 python-build: use openssl@1.1 from homebrew ...
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Homebrew tap when there is no artifact for the current OS

Let's say I have a formula like this: class Foo < Formula desc "Foo desc..." homepage "https://foo.com" version "1.2.3" bottle :unneeded if OS.mac? url &...
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how to uninstall the app or packages in the Home-brew [duplicate]

How to uninstall all the app in the home-brew with out deleting the brew. and I also wants to know how to delete the waste packages or unnecessary packages in my home brew. Can anyone pls help me how ...
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How do I install p4v (previously p4merge) as my git difftool on macos catalina 10.15.3

Ive found these instructions for setting up p4merge as my git difftool (I've not been able to test these instructions): brew cask install p4merge git config --global diff.guitool p4mergetool git ...
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Install Wireguard CLI without homebrew?

I am building an application that creates VPN tunnels using wireguard. Currently wireguard is available as CLI only through brew or port. (Official Download Page) To avoid installing homebrew, I ...
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What are your favorite Homebrew packages?

I just got a Mac and found Homebrew. I like it a lot, but was wondering: what are some amazing Homebrew packages? If you have a good one, comment it! Thanks!
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Terminal vs Shell vs Processes on ARM (Apple Silicon)

How does Big Sur and ARM (Apple) silicon handle the following permutations? Say I run Terminal as x86_64 using Rosetta2, then does that mean I must use a x86_64 shell? If indeed I use an x86_64 shell, ...
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Homebrew - How do I list all unlinked formulas?

How do I list all installed but unlinked formulas of Homebrew?
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curl not bring installed to /usr/local/bin with homebrew

I'm trying to install the latest version of curl with homebrew, but it doesn't seem to be working. I installed it with the following command and it seems to happen successfully: $ brew install curl ...
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Brew cask considers deleted apps “installed”

If I delete an app with rm -rf /Applications/myapp.app or just move the app to Trash, brew cask would still consider it installed. Why is that? How do I explicitly tell brew that the app is already ...
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How to run C# using Sublime Text3 build system on macOS?

I'm trying to run C# on Sublime Text 3 using a build-system config on macOS (with Command + B key combination). I've tried a few build systems: { "working_dir": "${folder:${...
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Brew - undo whatever the heck it just did for installation

Disclaimer - I am not a Mac person.... I wanted a very simple text editor that I could save a small python script with. Text edit wouldn't let me save a .py, so I was like hmm - I'll just install ...
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Catalina localhost ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

I have seen a number of threads that are close but no answer quite hit the mark for my issue. I have a MacOS AMP environment for testing that was setup using homebrew and that had been working ...
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How to downgrade Composer via homebrew?

My Composer updated to version 2 but I need to keep it running in version 1. How could I downgrade my Composer via Homebrew since I don't see different formulas to version 1 and 2? I already tried to ...
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How to check the version of an application installed with Homebrew (Mac)?

I'd like to check the version of GCC on my macOS, found this command: $ gcc -dumpversion | cut -f1 -f2 -f3 -d If I want to check my brew-installed GCC --version (or any other app) what would be the ...
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How use 'expect' to runing 'openconnect VPN' in background?

I'm a newbie to write bash script,I was using macOS catalina, and I write a bash script which use expect to run openconnect, #!/usr/bin/expect ... spawn sudo openconnect --user xxx --protocol=...
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Issue with Xcode CLI tools

I know Xcode is installed because (1) I can launch it and (2) App Store offers to update it and successfully does so. But every time I launch it, it asks me to install the command-line tools with a ...
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lesspipe stopped colorizing

Recently, lesspipe (installed through brew) stopped colorizing output. I'm not sure what changed to make it so, as the problem seems to be with the output of file, and both file and lesspipe.sh were ...
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Homebrew - How to upgrade a HEAD forumla?

I installed libimobiledevice a few months ago with brew install --HEAD libimobiledevice, and tried to upgrade it today with brew upgrade libimobiledevice (no --HEAD because it's not an option for brew(...
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Best file system for external hard drive, to be used on both Linux and macOS?

What's the best file system that I can use for an external HD which I want to use on both a macOS system, and a linux system? I can transfer files using sneaker-net much faster than through an AFP or ...
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Cannot install anything because of /usr/local/ permission

I'm using OS Catalina atm. I am trying to install Node and Homebrew but I can't seem to install anything because it keeps on saying I don't have permission in /usr/local/ Installing homebrew gives me ...
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Xcode command line tools install error trying to run homebrew [duplicate]

I am trying to install homebrew but cannot due to an error popping up when I try to install command line tools. The error says that they cannot be downloaded from the install server. I already checked ...
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Install python3 from Homebrew vs the installer from https://www.python.org/?

Is there any advantage of installing python 3 through homebrew vs through the installer from https://www.python.org/ or vice verse (except that the installer can give me the latest version)? I try ...
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How to install Python 3.7 via homebrew on OS X

I need to rollback my homebrew-managed python 3.8 to 3.7. I have tried the approach from Homebrew: Rollback from Python 3.7 to Python 3.6.5.x? - Ask Different. So I unlinked 3.8, but my python.rb URL ...
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Install brew without prompt password

I want to create a script to automate the installation of brew on new workstations without entering password. In my /etc/sudoers I added the path to my file dsi ALL = (ALL) ALL dsi ALL = (root) ...
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Homebrew package manager taps fatal error

I was updating and upgrading Homebrew and I saw this error message: does anyone know what shall I do? ==> Pouring imagemagick-7.0.10-31.catalina.bottle.tar.gz 🍺 /usr/local/Cellar/imagemagick/7.0....
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Can't run Homebrew anymore

I've been installing packages using Homebrew until now. I just found that I can't even run homebrew basic commands: $ brew --version Traceback (most recent call last): 4: from /usr/local/Homebrew/...
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Unable to install Homebrew in Terminal

I was trying to install Homebrew in Terminal. I have MacOs Catalina 10.15.7. I am the admin of my computer. But i keep getting the following messages.
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Homebrew - I cannot install from source. Command clang requires CLT

I have installed XCode 12 from my MBP. Then I cleaned old Command Line Tools. After that I downloaded CLT 12 from Apple website and installed it fine. Now The issue is I cannot build anything from ...
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Homebrew: Your CLT does not support macOS 11.0

I recently upgraded to macOS Big Sur developer Beta 8, when I do brew install jenv I get the error Homebrew: Your CLT does not support macOS 11.0. I am using CommandLine tools GM version. Tried to ...
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MacBook not starting / booting after change done in sudo user permissions

Exact same thing as mac won't start after "sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*" command Solution proposed in this by was to reinstall the Os which I have done but unfortunately, ...
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No write permissions on /usr/local/* | Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina

I have problems with write perms in /usr/local/(lib|Cellar|include|etc.) folders This material says that admin user have write perms in /usr/local, but I have problems with installing through make, ...
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What does “link: false” mean in my Brewfile?

My Brewfile created with brew bundle dump contains one line with link: false: ... brew "git" brew "python@3.8", link: false brew "glib" ... I don't see any kind of --...
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How do I update java manual pages with Homebrew?

I am using Homebrew to install AdoptOpenJDK 11. I want to see the documentation via the manual pages. Symptoms When I run man java, I see documentation from 2004. At the bottom: SEE ALSO javac(...
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How to query a particular field of brew cask/ formula info?

Homebrew version on my Mac: Homebrew 2.5.0-84-g9e697bd Take github (Cask for GitHub Desktop) for example, this is the cask file located in /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-cask/Casks/...
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How to find source formula of brew package (github repo)?

How can I find the sources and changes for a given brew package? I'm having an issue with a package that's installed via brew on a cloud instance whose image I don't control. I'm trying to figure out ...
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Brew cask: I would like to check if the package/formula is already installed through brew or other means

I am trying to install some softwares using brew cask and I would like to check if the package/formula is already installed through brew or other means I have a script that installs a list of ...
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macOS catalina, Apache Benchmark (ab) not working, dyld library not loaded

I just got this error trying to install ab on my Catalina macOS: brew install homebrew/apache/ab Error: homebrew/apache was deprecated. This tap is now empty and all its contents were either ...
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Subversion on macOS Catalina (10.15) producing very strange/incorrect behavior

I've just moved to macOS Catalina 10.15, and installed Subversion via Homebrew. That appeared to go well; svn --version and svn help both work, and I was able to use svn checkout to check out a small ...
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Installing stuff: brew vs. official installer - which one should be used?

I wonder how programs should be installed on Mac? Via Homebrew or an official installer if there is one? Let's say I want to install Node.js on my Mac. The official macOS installation guide offers ...
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Is it bad to call sudo on 'sudo brew services start --all'?

I had a bug running redis and I stopped all servies with sudo brew services stop --all and installed redis fresh. Now I wanted to start all servies again with sudo brew services start --all but I'm ...
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Vim frozen and unresponsive on startup

I am using zsh on macOS. When I type vim, it opens, but it is completely frozen: Anything I press on the keyboard does not display or change the window. In order to exit, I have to terminate the ...
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Imagemagick installed via Homebrew, convert missing

I tried installing Imagemagick using 'brew install imagemagick'. The end result I was hoping for was the existence of commands mogrify and convert. It had apparently been a long time since I ran ...
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How to install python3.7 on a mac (mojave using homebrew

I am running MacOS Mojave (10.14.6) and want to install python 3.7. Currently I have python 3.6 installed: $ python -V Python 3.6.9 There seems to be python 3.7 available: $ brew search python ==> ...
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Intellimouse Optical-side buttons for Catalina

My ~20 year old Intellimouse Optical optical functions in Catalina. I would like to be able to use the side-buttons to "go-back" in Safari. I believe (please tell me if this not correct) ...
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How will Apple's switch to ARM (Apple Silicon) affect compatibility with Linux / Unix tools and APIs? [closed]

At the moment, a huge argument for using Macs in academic and research settings (and possibly quite a few other use cases) is the compatibility with the Linux/Unix ecosystem, through Homebrew, ...
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How to download a binary from brew without installing brew?

I want a software package that exists in the Homebrew package manager, but I don't want to install brew for it. How can I get a pre-built binary for my macOS?
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/etc/hosts not working on Catalina with dnsmasq

I have several bad guys mapped to 0.0.0.0 in /etc/hosts and this has been working as intended until today. I launched the default brew installation of dnsmasq and now the bad guys are resolving to ...
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Python launcher Icon every time a script runs

I've had a MacBook given to me from work for over a year now and recently I got a new mac and every time I launch a python script the python launcher icon appears in the mac dock. However, in the old ...

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