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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

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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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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How can I make a homebrew application the default for opening certain file types?

I just installed mpv with homebrew on MacOS Catalina. Since I spend equal amounts of time using the terminal and Finder, I would like to open all video files with mpv from Finder. Unfortunately, I don'...
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Upgrade to Big Sur Beta 3 Broke Brew Build system

Today I upgraded to Big Sur Beta3 and I cannot install anything with Brew. I get the error: Error: Your Xcode (11.6) is too outdated. Please update to Xcode 12.0 (or delete it). Xcode can be updated ...
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zsh-autosuggestions: How to install zpty module?

I love zsh-autosuggestions and found in the README: completion: Chooses a suggestion based on what tab-completion would suggest. (requires zpty module) With a web search I din't find out what zpty ...
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Installing pip ssl problem

I have following problem: I'm setting up new user on my mac, as previous domain user is currently unavailable. When I try to install pip by curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python3 I get ...
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How do I resolve svn: The subversion command line tools are no longer provided by Xcode

I have subversion and Unity installed via brew. I have code in Unity to run svn and it returns the error: svn: The subversion command line tools are no longer provided by Xcode. But if I run svn in ...
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why python 2.7 doesnt pick pyqt4 installed using homebrew

I needed to fix the application before I migrate it to pyqt5, so I installed pyqt4 using brew: brew install cartr/qt4/pyqt now when I tried launching pyqt4 app I still get this error: Traceback (most ...
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How can I select “Allow” from System Preferences -> Security Panel to allow the installer to run from TERMINAL

I am trying to install Docker on a macOS computer remotely from my Windows machine using a terminal connection. In order to to this, I run the following command on the Mac: brew cask install ...
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Brew update on macOS Catalina it fails with: “fatal: could not read Username for 'https://e.coding.net': terminal prompts disabled”

I am using macOS Catalina 10.15.2 and when I run brew update I get this issue: $ brew update fatal: could not read Username for 'https://e.coding.net': terminal prompts disabled Error: Fetching /usr/...
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Installing brew in terminal while logged in as standard user—why is admin owner of files?

Logged in as a standard user. Using the following terminal command to install brew: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)" It ...
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Installing MongoDB Enterprise on MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.5 (19F101)

I'm completely new to macOS, I used to use GNU/Linux for more than a decade. Now I want to install the MongoDB Enterprise edition. I downloaded it, unpacked it, but when I want to run the mongo ...
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Where does brew get all its binaries from? [duplicate]

Is there some centralized place were people just put their binaries and brew just queries that? Or do people submit their binaries to Brew? If so how do I go about submitting my binaries to brew?
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Failed to import cxutils module into Python

I had been using Crossover for a while on High Sierra (10.13.6) without any problem but recently, I needed it again and tried to install it again but encountered a very annoying error. Looked for a ...
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Failing to connect Python to MySQL — no luck with brew install mysql-connector-c

I think I must have made some mess with brew install/uninstall of MySQL, but I don't know how to get out of this state: I'm trying to run MySQL stuff on Python 3.7 (High Sierra 10.13). However: ...
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Cryptographic Integrity and Authentication Validation of Homebrew Installer?

Is there a way to install homebrew on MacOS such that anything downloaded from the Internet is cryptographically validated for integrity and authenticated to the actual publisher? Unfortunately, the ...
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How to use Wine-devel to install OpenBUGS on Catalina?

My MacBook Air: Catalina 10.15.4 (19E287) I have already installed Homebrew. However, as Wine still requires 32-bit code to run 32-bit Windows software, while Catalina dropped 32-bit code support, I ...
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“sh: wine: command not found” on Mac, despite wine installed?

Hello, all. I have been using Wineskin Winery to run Windows programs for almost a decade at this point, and though I have already gone through my fair share of issues (using winetricks, checking ...
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libxml2 installation not being seen by LaTeXiT

I just installed LaTeXiT and tried to change the output to MathML. I got this error at first (it says Warning: the XML::LibXML perl module was not found). After this I ran brew install libxml2 and ...
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Homebrew started blowing up, no idea why

I probably did some unwise things. After a brew update and a brew doctor kept throwing the same error, I tried to uninstall and reinstall it with the shell scripts for those. They mostly worked, but ...
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PHP 7.4 crashing with apparent XCode problem?

I'm wondering if the php that comes with OSX is now "Codesigned" and thus stopping the "brew" version from working? I have the latest XCode command line installed, and also XCode GUI. Is this a ...
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Find out which Homebrew formula gave a shared library file

I installed Homebrew cask package sequel-pro, but when I try to use it, it complains in a dialog about a failing dlopen() naming the shared library (/usr/local/lib/plugin/caching_sha2_password.so). I ...

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