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Can't install mkdocs on Monterey

I currently have Python3 as version 3.12.4 in my PATH. It was installed via Homebrew. I have installed mkdocs using pip3 install mkdocs mkdocs --version says mkdocs, version 1.6.0 from /Users/...
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Homebrew installs python, but not pip

I have installed python using Homebrew. python3 --version => 3.11.7 pip3 --version => pip 23.3.1 from /usr/local/lib/python3.11/site-packages/pip (python 3.11) When I am using pip3 to install ...
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How to install facebook watchman on Mac Catalina 10.15.5

Please I am installing watchman for so that I can setup my React Native environment on MacBook Pro early 11 with Catalina 10.15.5. All efforts to successfully install watchman has been abortive. Could ...
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Homebrew - clang - verification on CLI installation

Yesterday i was completly reinstalling my MacBook from built in recovery, after standard configuration, app installation (App Store and trusted sources) i was installing homebrew from official site (...
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Stable path for Homebrew package ca-certificates?

I would like to use the path to the certificate file installed as package ca-certificates via Homebrew in various configuration files (e.g. for isync/mbsync). The cert file is placed in a release-...
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after migrating to Arm CPU, zsh and oh-my-zsh plugins give `compint` warnings

I recently migrated from an Intel-based Macbook to an Arm-based Macbook. As part of the migration, I copied over files including my Homebrew installation. It turns out this has caused some issues and ...
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Homebrew: failed to download; failed to execute

I don't know if this makes any difference, but I'm using macOS 14.5 Sonoma. I have been trying to install Homebrew for hours now and not a single solution I can dig up seems to work. This is what I'm ...
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Move chromium config to new computer

I saw that in other operating systems you can move your configuration by copying your current configuration to .config/chromium and when you install chromium it will pick up the configuration from ...
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Tricky error using conda with "Bad CPU type in executable" on new M3 Chip

I'm having some difficulty understanding what is causing my "Bad CPU type in executable" error when using conda. This error occurs on several of my terminal commands, but I'll illustrate it ...
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Various installations of python on my MacBook

I am doing more or less a find . -iname "*python*" -type d in my MacOS and I find numerous python installations. I am unable to figure out which is which and what is its purpose so I was ...
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Unable to upgrade Cmake from 3.29.0 with Homebrew

I'm on macOS 10.14.6 Mojave and Xcode CLITools is in version 11.3.1.0.1.1576735732. Theese can't be updated. I have CMake installed with Homebrew under my home directory: $ which cmake /Users/vjorma/....
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Newly installed python 3.12 is overshadowed

I have a working python version - python3 --version gave Python 3.9.6. Then I used homebrew to install python 3.12. It is located in /opt/homebrew/bin according to the homebrew installer. If I run ...
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Handbrake and libdvdcss

I used brew info libdvdcss to find where libdvdcss was installed and I get /opt/homebrew/Cellar/libdvdcss/1.4.3 and I know from a comment on this post M1 iMac: libdvdcss missing that I need to copy ...
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Can I reinstall Homebrew while keeping all my packages?

I had reinstalled Homebrew because I had trouble installing packages from taps. If I ever have to do so again I'd like to without removing my packages. Running the Homebrew uninstall script ...
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How to fix ImportError: dlopen(): symbol not found in flat namespace '_mysql_affected_rows' on Mac M1

I am having an issue with running a script within a python virtual environment. I have installed MySQL, MySQL client, Django, and everything using Homebrew since I am on a Mac M1 (Apple M1 Pro running ...
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Can't install libmagic on Mac M1 Pro

I am having significant trouble installing some Python libraries/dependencies for a project I have to work on, specifically with libmagic. I have tried to install libmagic several ways with no success ...
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How to make Homebrew directories writeable by multiple users?

I have two users on my Mac. Both are admins. One which can only access certain things which I use for doing work, and one general purpose. I program in both modes often, but I need to use homebrew ...
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With the recent security issue with xz, what should we do before using Homebrew again?

Ars Technica's March 30, 2024 Backdoor found in widely used Linux utility breaks encrypted SSH connections includes the following: Several people, including two Ars readers, reported that the ...
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Why is brew trying to install a dependency that is already installed?

Why does brew attempt to download a dependency (and fail) when that dependency is already installed? I'm trying to install a python bottle from homebrew on a system that does not have Internet access. ...
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How to force brew to install from local bottle (without git clone github.com/build/homebrew-deps)

My goal is the have brew skip trying to make calls to the Internet when installing local cached bottles. I have downloaded the brew bottles for python and the python module virtualenv. user@host ~ % ...
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library not found

I compiled a library called libflite (https://github.com/festvox/flite) from source. make install automatically installed into /usr/local/bin and usr/local/lib. A homebrew formula for libflite does ...
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How to force brew to install from local formula (without internet access)

How can I tell brew to skip trying to make calls to the Internet when installing locally? I have downloaded the brew formula and bottle user@host ~ % ls wget-1.24.5.json wget-1.24.5.rb wget-1.24.5....
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Install issues for SimpleNote with HomeBrew—why Intel only?

I use SimpleNote daily across three devices and just bought an M2 MacMini. I used brew install --cask simplenote to get the latest version (2.21.0) but it’s intel-only, so on opening it’s asking to ...
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python doesn't see package installed by brew

I have Python installed with brew and I cannot import a fontTools package even though it is installed in brew. I only have this one Python version on my computer. Any ideas why it is not linked? I am ...
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Uninstall Intel Versions from Apple Silicon Mac Without Rosetta

I upgraded to my first Apple Silicon Mac (an M3 Pro) via Migration Assistant and have been working through the process of setting up Homebrew /opt/homebrew instead of /usr/local. I exported a list of ...
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Update brew-installed applications when migrating from Intel Macbook to Apple Silicon [duplicate]

Just yesterday, I've migrated from a Macbook Air from 2015 (with Intel-based processor) to a Macbook Air with M1. I've used the migration assistant for this and was pretty surprised that everything, ...
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broken python3 and pip on macos sonoma [duplicate]

recently i tried to install a python package for example boto3 on my mac but i get this error error: externally-managed-environment × This environment is externally managed ╰─> To install Python ...
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How to get the URL to download a Homebrew Bottle?

How can I figure out the URL to download the bottle for a given package on Homebrew? Consider the package wget. In the past, I could download the wget Homebrew bottle at the following URL: https://...
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Homebrew: Install formula with Python bindings for specific Python version?

I'd like to install a Homebrew formula that has Python bindings. OpenImageIO is an example: brew install openimageio As of this writing, the version of Python that Homebrew is wanting to install is 3....
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Homebrew: How-To forbid a specific package to be installed?

Can I configure brew to never install a specific package even if it is required by another package I install? I do not want to accidentally install any software that has a dependency on Java, i.e. ...
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Two versions of ruby installed

It seems like I have two versions of ruby installed. (3.3.0 and 2.6.10.210) How to fix that? peter@mac ios % sudo gem update --system Password: Updating rubygems-update Fetching rubygems-update-3.5.6....
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Yet another issue with a homebrew update => python upgrade => "No module named 'praw'" (missing site-packages)

Sorry for the repeat, if any, but this is driving me nuts. I ran through a few upgrades of homebrew, in the past, and all python scripts I used to use were running fine, post python updates, meaning ...
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Safe way to fix ownership and permission of Homebrew-related directories as part of cron jobs [duplicate]

I have a cron job that upgrades my Homebrew softwares periodically. Sometimes it runs into the famous directory ownership and permission issue for Homebrew. I'm trying to include some commands in the ...
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Xfig installed by homebrew: segmentation fault

Surprisingly, I found that there is a homebrew formula for xfig; I then installed xfig by: brew install xfig But, I cannot start xfig: ~$ xfig Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C ...
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MBAM1 Sonoma: homebrew update bricked all browsers - how to recover?

I am in quite a bit of hell right now. For ages I have not upgraded brave because for some reason it could not do it automatically. I always assumed this was due to macOS being wholly useless when it ...
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How to edit a binary executable CLI tool with a hex editor and still run it?

I'd like to edit a binary executable CLI tool with a hex editor, and still be able to run it afterwards. Currently, when I edit the file and then run it, I get "zsh: killed [cli tool]". The ...
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Has anyone gotten `squashfs` working in docker on macOS version 14.3 using Docker Desktop?

I am currently using a Docker container that requires squashfs to create the file system. The container fails to start up correctly and displays this in the logs: 2024-02-01 08:09:53 mount: /mnt/sqfs: ...
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After running `brew upgrade` in macOS 14.3, I got this error while installing numpy: 'Error: The `brew link` step did not complete successfully...'

The full error message is: ==> Pouring numpy--1.26.3.arm64_sonoma.bottle.1.tar.gz Error: The `brew link` step did not complete successfully The formula built, but is not symlinked into /opt/...
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How does a Homebrew-installed Emacs get the same PATH variable as set in the shell?

I am running homebrew on an M2 Mac mini under macOS Ventura. I use Emacs.app from the railwaycat/emacsmacport/emacs-mac cask and when I check in Emacs the inherited PATH environment variable, Emacs ...
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Is there any gdb-multiarch for macOS?

I'm on macOS Monterey (x64). I already have gdb installed, and by reading it's formula, seems like it only supports x86_64. What about ARM64? This is what I'm trying to do: https://mariokartwii.com/...
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How to make BBEdit use Homebrew shellcheck?

On my Air I have shellcheck installed via Homebrew (/opt/homebrew/bin/shellcheck) and my BBEdit installation is aware of it - when editing a file detected as "Unix Shell Script" the #! -> ...
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how to restore terminal commands?

I spent most of the day trying to install Ruby on my MacOs (from 2014, version 10.11.6 -- I can't update to higher). I finally got chruby installed with Homebrew and then tried to follow the ...
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Homebrew httpd suddenly stopped working in Ventura. "Successfully started" but status says "stopped."

My Homebrew Apache installation randomly stopped working today. It was working up until yesterday, and I was able to access my projects via localhost:8080. I recently updated my OS from Monterey to ...
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I have uninstalled the 383 MB "gcc" and "brew doctor" does not complain. Homebrew no longer needs "gcc" in 2023? Is that correct?

I have uninstalled the 383 MB gcc and brew doctor does not complain. Homebrew no longer needs gcc in 2023? I have looked at the sizes of my homebrew packages and have therefore decided to uninstall ...
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Upgrading via brew temurin unable to update

I'm trying to update temurin, I don't even know why it's installed, but I think it's needed for some support program for java. Can you help me update it? brew upgrade ==> Casks with 'auto_updates ...
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sstp vpn on MacOS Sonoma - could not complete write of frame, could not forward packet to pppd

I'm a little green in this type of things, but I was trying to connect vpn through home-brew to my University vpn, because they state it's the only option on Mac. I use this command: sudo /opt/...
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How do I show the dependents of a package?

I would like to know why a specific package is installed so I would like to get a list of the installed dependents.
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Cloning 14in Macbook Pro M1 Pro => 13in Macbook Air M2

I'll be traveling for the next few months and have got the chance to swap out my machine from a (IMO quite weighty) 2022 MacBook Pro 14in (M1 Pro) to a new 13in MacBook Air M2. I'm a bit short on time ...
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MacOS Homebrew Easy-Rsa wont sign CSR: '$ easyrsa sign-req server home-server' easyrsa_openssl - Command has failed: openssl ca -utf8 -batch -in

I am trying to build an OpenVPN certificate for an openvpn server on MacOS using Easy-Rsa from Homebrew installation. I am following these instructions from the downloadable guide here: https://forum....
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Risk of uninstalling a customised zsh version

Having been confronted to a minor bug on Apple Terminal, I followed naively an advice on an internet website recommending to update my shell zsh to latest version, using brew. Which I did. (and it did ...
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