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Questions tagged [homebrew]

System for installing command-line Unix applications and tools on OS X. Free and open-source.

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Brew doesn't recognize previously installed python

I want to use python2 with brew by default. That means that when I type python, it will go to python 2.7.11 . Currently, brew insists on not linking python that it itself installed. Also, when ...
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How to open a URL with Terminal through applescript by using mpg123?

I need to use mac terminal to open an audio stream from a URL through an applescript. I know that mac terminal is already equipped with afplay, but that only plays a file which is available on your ...
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Upgrading from OS X El Capitan to macOS High Sierra

I'm in the process of planning an upgrade from OS X El Capitan to macOS High Sierra, and I'm using things like Homebrew, Composer, Elasticsearch, and — by extension — Java. I'm using MAMP Pro with ...
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How to migrate to a new Mac, including SSH keys and dotfiles?

I have an up-to-date 2018 MacBook Pro that I am replacing with a different 2018 MacBook Pro. I'd like to migrate all the content from the first one to the new one, including the SSH keys, all the ...
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Can't see how to run vi having installed it (I want Vi to run Vi not Vim)

I am trying to run Vi (not Vim), because i'm curious about some older commands like :open. I saw this https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/1u0q0b/how_to_install_traditional_vi_not_vim_on_os_x/ it ...
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Why does my pip3 installed with Homebrew try to write packages to the system library?

I have apparently done something horrific to my Python install. I just recently installed Python 3.7.0 using Homebrew. When I attempt to use pip3 to install a package, it fails: $ /usr/local/Cellar/...
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Is Mac OS Extended (Journaled) safe to be used as a developer instead of the Case-sensitive type?

I am coming from Linux world. I just realized that my MacBook is using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition type today and it's case-insensitive. That concerns me a lot as a developer. Because my ...
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Python quit unexpectedly when running Python programs from terminal

I am using Terminal to run code on my macOS High Sierra. I use Python all the time on my laptop (all day every day) and this is the first time I have seen this and it's come somewhat suddenly. I haven'...
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List all installed macOS packages

I've inherited a pre-owned Mac running macOS High Sierra. I wish to use it for Web app development. It's been well-used by the previous owner for Software development and DevOps. It runs like a ...
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Issues installing Mcrypt PHP module

I am trying to install Mcrypt PHP module but encountering some issues: Version of PHP installed: 7.1.16 macOS version: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Is the following command that I am running correct? ...
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How to install GNU base64 on Mac OS X?

I'm trying to run linux scripts on the mac, but even brew's updated base64 doesn't support -w0. I want something close to base64 (GNU coreutils) 8.22 Instead of base64 1.5 from brew or the unknown ...
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Is quilt broken on High Sierra?

I'm trying to use quilt to manage a patch set. I installed it with brew, but I'm having problems adding files to the patch series. When I add a file, I get an error that stat cannot read file system ...
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brew install package asks to install command line tools from a path that doesn't exist

I messed up my command line tools. I already had them installed (and were working pretty great), I also installed the beta 2 macOS 10 version from the apple developers site because the command brew ...
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Installing pyqt5 with homebrew just for python2

I don't have (and do not wish to have) python3 installed. I want to install pyqt5 just for python2. However every time I try to install pyqt5 with homebrew it keeps downloading python3 and trying to ...
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wget unable to download anything from https sources.

Using wget to download files from an https source is causing a host is down error. $ wget https://www.google.co.uk/images/branding/googlelogo/1x/googlelogo_color_272x92dp.png --2018-07-16 20:56:17-- ...
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Installing iodine on High Sierra

As far as I can tell Homebrew no longer holds iodine and I can't see it in the Boneyard either. So I'm wondering if there is another good way to get it onto a computer running High Sierra?
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Homebrew: Rollback from Python 3.7 to Python 3.6.5.x?

A brew upgrade upgraded my system Python to Python 3.7. Unfortunately, Python 3.7 breaks other software I need to use (including but not limited to Ansible). I imagine these problems will be worked ...
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Installing ffmpeg in mac os “command not found”

Hello I tried installing ffmpeg after installing homebrew. when I typed "brew install ffmpeg" it says "command not found" can you help please?
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Installation and configuration automation tool

I'm a developer and would like to automate MacOS configuration as much as possible. I'd like to avoid using TimeMachine as it just restores a backup. I'd like to be able to re-install a system from ...
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brew install mysql@5.7 results in missing mysql bin

I needed MySQL 5.7 installed so I ran brew install mysql@5.7. When I do brew services list I see mysql@5.7 started. When I try mysql -uroot I get an error that the bin could not be found. This didn'...
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What's the implication of deleting /usr/local/var?

On MacOS, what's the implication of deleting /usr/local/var (when it contains the following 3 folders - homebrew, run and mysql)? Note, you can assume I don't care about anything in the mysql folder ...
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Cannot install brew on Mojave with Xcode10 [duplicate]

I can not install some packages in home-brew like brew install octave. Installed on my Mac: macOS 10.14 Beta (18A293u) Xcode 9.3 (9E145) Xcode 10.0 beta (10L176w) This issue have ...
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Install Homebrew packages on macOS Mojave Beta

I am trying to install some dependencies for flutter, which requires homebrew. The only problem is that homebrew does not install any tools. For example, if I try both brew install --HEAD ...
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Split a large folder containing many files into a set of smaller folders

This seems like a pretty common use case: I have a folder containing multiple files which I'd like to split into multiple folders, where each output folder is no bigger than a given size. In short,...
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After upgrading weechat using Homebrew, brew says formula built but weechat was not symlinked

I installed weechat 1.9(an IRC client) with brew a long time ago. Today I was trying to update the program to the latest version with 'brew upgrade weechat'. The whole upgrading process was successful,...
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brew cask upgrade does not seem to work

~$ brew cask --version Homebrew-Cask 1.6.6 Homebrew/homebrew-cask (git revision 1c78e; last commit 2018-06-01) ~$ ~$ brew update Already up-to-date. ~$ ~$ brew cask outdated ~$ ~$ brew cask info ...
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Automate package installation via shell script for macOS?

I am trying to write a shell script to automate installation of a bunch of dependencies for a project on macOS which will be an equivalent script for the same that works on EL6/EL7 and uses the yum ...
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Fix virtualenv after installing python 3 with brew

Previously I had the default Python 2.7, and I have a lot of virtualenvs created under python 2, using virtualenvwrapper. Recently, I wanted to be able to use python 3 as well as python 2. brew ...
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List of all homebrew packages [duplicate]

Is it possible to get a complete list of all homebrew packages that are able to install using brew install PACKAGE_NAME?
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Installation of mac brew vim version 8.1

I'm using brew vim which is currently at version 8.0.1850 but 8.1 has just been released and I'm wondering if there is a way to upgrade to it yet? I've done some digging and can't see an option to do ...
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Software uninstalled from brew still on $PATH

I've uninstalled software from brew (as I want to use a different version), using MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 brew uninstall bowtie2 And downloaded the software from SourceForge instead, then copied ...
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Installing homebrew after upgrading to MacOS High Sierra

Recently I upgraded to MacOS High Sierra (10.13.4). After upgrade my homebrew seems to have stopped working. So I uninstalled the homebrew by executing the below command ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://...
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Got Stuck When Installing Octave in High Sierra

I've tried to install Octave using homebrew by using this command: brew install octave. But after make sign, I got stuck and nothing happened more than a half hour. ➜ ~ brew install octave ==> ...
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Octave: Can't start GUI after installing from homebrew

I installed octave using homebrew. When I call octave --force-gui I get error: octave: GUI features missing or disabled in this build Q: How to make it work in GUI mode? I also tried brew ...
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Mac Command Line Tools Continue to Update

This morning, I decided to re-install MacOS High Sierra using macOS Recovery by pressing Command + r. The system got stuck when only 11 minutes were remaining. I restarted it and did the same process ...
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Using Gdal on my mac high sierra

I used to use smoothly Gdal on my mac from the terminal before the update to Mavericks. Since that, I have struggled. I am now using High Sierra, and my computer can't find the software. If I run: ...
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Is it safe to install youtube-dl on my Mac?

I recently came to know about youtube-dl to download YouTube videos. As my Mac being my main PC of use. I want to ensure I don't download any malicious script or software. Is youtube-dl totally safe?
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How can I determine the current brew package count?

I tried to get the number of available brew packages by running brew search | wc -l but I don't know how accurate this really is. What do I need to take into account to get a more correct number? ...
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NTFS drive isn't writable even after installing Fuse

I have installed fuse using steps which are linked below in an article. Each and every step was successful but after mounting my WD external drive, still it was not writable. Everywhere I found same ...
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How to undo a software installation process in Mac Mini with OSX 10.11

I followed the instructions on this site and installed qbittorent. I run the command: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" < /dev/null 2> /...
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How to get `ts` program on the mac

On linux there is a great command line program ts. It adds a timestamp to the beginning of each line of input. Here is an example (on some linux machine): root@227ee318bbc1:~# echo -e '1\n2\n3' 1 2 ...
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Cannot install hiera by brew

I am on MAC OS High Sierra The first command (http://macappstore.org/hiera/) ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" looks OK The 2nd command ...
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Unable to upgrade to python 3.6 from python 2.7

I'm trying to remove python 2.7 and replace it with python 3.6. The main thing I want to do is type "python" and my terminal use python 3.6, but for some reason I'm being restricted from upgrading ...
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Xcrun missing, installing Xcode Command Line Tools not fixing issue

I have a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. I tried starting up a new project and none of my commands seem to work. I always get this error: xcrun: error: invalid active ...
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iTerm2: Notice about PHP7.1

Every time I open a new iTerm2 window is shown the following warning: Warning: Use php@7.1 instead of deprecated homebrew/php/php71 Anyone can help me out please? I've uninstalled PHP, and ...
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Mac: installing homebrew messed up .profile in terminal

I was following this tutorial https://gorails.com/setup/osx/10.13-high-sierra to download Rails. Upon completed this tutorial, I noticed that my terminal's color code, alias, display format when ...
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Where are tex /mactex binaries after brew install mactex

As can be seen: mactex was installed successfully: ==> Installing Cask mactex ==> Running installer for mactex; your password may be necessary. ==> Package installers may write to any ...
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How to install/run Mac apps temporarily or in containers

I want to be able run apps and tools in containers or virtual environments. When working with python projects for example, i always make a virtual environment and that helps keep things clean (i.e. ...
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homebrew doesn't recognize --devel flag

I am trying to install octave following these instructions. brew tap dpo/openblas brew tap-pin dpo/openblas brew install dpo/openblas/octave --HEAD --with-qt --with-java The last line tells me ==&...
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brew changes from php71 to php@7.1 on installation

I am trying to install php71 with the command brew install php71 but instead php@7.1 is installed. When trying to install redis with brew install php71-redis it's installing but not working with that ...