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What path is needed to run homebrew cask installed apps from the command line?

I installed Thunderbird using homebrew cask. I am using Intel Processor. /Applications/Thunderbird.app/Contents/MacOS/thunderbird -whatever How can I use the command line options of thunderbird on ...
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Switching to Homebrew [closed]

Is there a best practice for switching to a Homebrew setup? Say someone has had homebrew installed for a while but often forgets to install via Homebrew, not to mention the apps installed before ...
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'/usr/local/var/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock': No such file or directory

I installed libvirt: brew libvirt For starting it I am using: brew services start libvirt But it is not creating the socket, after running for example: virsh -c qemu:///system I get: '/usr/local/...
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How can I compile sqlite3 from source on macOS?

I'm trying to build a copy of sqlite3 from source on my M1 Mac Mini running macOS Monterey 12.4 (21F79). The reason I want to do this (instead of using a precompiled build or installing via Homebrew ...
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youtube-dl gives errors: "command not found"

I installed youtube-dl successfully via homebrew but cannot seem to invoke the program at all. Here are the commands I tried: > man youtube-dl No manual entry for youtube-dl > type -a youtube-dl ...
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Chrome and Safari find localhost in two different locations

I've been trying to set up MAMP (macOS, Apache, MySQL, PHP) using Homebrew on macOS Monterey. I set the file directory for Apache as /Users/myname/Sites in httpd.conf. When I go to http://localhost in ...
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Problem during the running of "brew doctor"

When I run "brew doctor", I have this code lines : Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you use ...
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How do I install Torify on an M1 Mac?

Can someone explain how to download and install Torify for an M1 mac? I've tried installing via Homebrew, and got the following errors: Warning: No available formula with the name "torify". ...
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Help with upgrading PHP 7.3 to PHP 8

I switched from Windows to macOS. I got this MacBook M1 and tried to install multiple versions of PHP to switch between them. I followed the steps here for PHP installation and messed up something. I ...
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Updated installation guide on Mathics installation?

Yet again, installing Mathics is difficult. I'm running this: git clone https://github.com/Mathics3/mathics-core cd mathics-core python3 mathics/main.py But I get this error: Traceback (most recent ...
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How to show dnsmsaq logs in apple unified log

Dnsmasq has the option to log queries to a file or the syslog. Logging queries to a file is way too verbose and fills the disk very quickly, so I need to use the syslog facility. Since (at least) Big ...
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Httpd & PHP error after upgrading to Monterey version 12.3.1

I recently upgrade my Mac to Monterey v12.3.1, and when I check the httpd and php, with brew services list, its return status Error. I try to tail -f /usr/local/var/log/httpd/error_log, its return log:...
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Are folders under /usr/local/Caskroom needed after installation? (I'm wanting to delete them)

Running macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina). I am looking for folders which I can delete to free up some storage space. I see /usr/local/Caskroom seems to contain installation files for some packages which, I ...
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Outdated gpg version on Big Sur

It seems that the the current gpg installed on Big Sur is a bit outdated compared with the one bottled from homebrew. gpg --version gpg (GnuPG/MacGPG2) 2.0.30 libgcrypt 1.7.0 Copyright (C) 2015 Free ...
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How to correctly setup homebrew?

I own a Mac M1 with Monterey 12.3.1. I often experience problems uninstalling brew packages. Here an example: I installed pnpm with homebrew. Then, I tried to uninstall it: brew uninstall pnpm If I ...
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Homebrew to install Homebank

I'm running the latest version of MacOS Big Sur 11.6.5. I think Homebank is properly installed after verification but is listed with packages and not cask. Both brew and Homebank are up to date and ...
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Getting the full list of all dependencies and sub-dependencies in Homebrew *before* installation

I notice Homebrew does a poor job of listing the actual list of dependencies of a package: $ brew info ffmpeg ffmpeg: stable 5.0.1 (bottled), HEAD Play, record, convert, and stream audio and video ...
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Homebrew Installation Problem [duplicate]

I have an old G4 MDD tower running OS 10.4x with Apache 1.3.x. I am going to use it as a Web server and am trying to install Homebrew from the command line using /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https:/...
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brew --head update behaviour

I understand what passing the --head option during install does, but, I'm not sure how it effect future behaviour. That is, if I pass --head explicitly when installing a package, will subsequent ...
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Can qrencode be made portable so it will run on macOS recovery?

this question was solved and the details is at the end question: I want to print a qrcode to terminal in Mac Recovery. My process ends up needing dynamic linked libraries. On Big Sur, qrencode from ...
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Has the move to /opt/homebrew/ on Apple Silicon improved Homebrew security?

I would like to use homebrew on my new M1 mac, but I am concerned about some of the potential security vulnerabilities associated with /usr/local/. Basically this: https://applehelpwriter.com/2018/03/...
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what's the difference between Homebrew's sevenzip and p7zip formulae?

I want to install 7zip. Homebrew appears to have two different formulae for this. brew install sevenzip brew install p7zip https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/sevenzip https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/...
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/usr/local/Cellar is completely empty. I expected libraries

I have been using homebrew for some time now and have never had problems. Now I am wanting to link some libraries (GLEW, GLFW) for a C++ project. I was told to look in /usr/local/Cellar but is ...
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How to search for a homebrew package by URL with `brew` command?

It's sometimes convenient to search for a package by its homepage URL rather than its name. I found it's possible using the search on Homebrew homepage. The question is: How to do this with the brew ...
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Homebrew Command error: zsh: command not found:$

On the Terminal commandline I tried: $ brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OSGeo/homebrew-osgeo4mac/master/Formula/osgeo-saga-lts.rb But I get this response: zsh: command not found: $ I ...
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Installing Homebrew fails with "The unauthenticated git protocol on port 9418 is no longer supported"

I am trying to install homebrew to my mac with /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)" but, I keep getting this amaku@Davids-MacBook-...
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Unable to Install Homebrew; Failed during: git fetch --force origin

I'm having an installation problem with Homebrew; it involves git I ran the command from my terminal, M1pro, with git installed. I tried to do use port but I was unable to install it I tried to do git ...
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How to make a virtual audio channel with PulseAudio on Mac OS?

I'm running Mac OS Monterey I'd like to make a virtual audio channel to connect the audio output of one app to the audio input of another app. On linux I'd use pulseaudio. I installed pulseaudio from ...
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Brew Install PuTTY appears to install but putty command not found [duplicate]

Relatively new to the Mac world but this seems weird. Installing PuTTY with Homebrew and appears to install fine. brew install --build-from-source putty Following output... ==> Downloading https://...
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php-fpm wrong version running processes

I have multiple PHP versions installed and managed through Homebrew, and I'm switching between them and it's working fine. I have the correct version (currently PHP 8.1) in my terminal and with Apache,...
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How do I manage cask versions with homebrew after reinstall? [duplicate]

I had to uninstall homebrew and reinstall. I had a few casks installed and the process left them available, but clearly now they aren't "linked" to homebrew, for example they don't appear ...
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My m1 Mac throws a error When I update Podfile

When I want to update my Podfile in my Xcode iOS project, the Terminal throw a error like this: Updating local specs repositories /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.6/usr/lib/ruby/2....
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Deleted /usr/local/Frameworks and others while uninstalling Homebrew

I am running macOS Monterey, 12.2.1 on my Mac. I had installed Homebrew a couple of years ago and had not updated it in the past few months. Now as I tried to run brew doctoror brew cleanup or brew ...
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Why is Homebrew installed in /opt/homebrew on Apple Silicon Macs?

The Homebrew documentation page for installation states the following: This script installs Homebrew to its preferred prefix (/usr/local for macOS Intel, /opt/homebrew for Apple Silicon and /home/...
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Error after installing brew formula in arm64 architecture

I'm trying to install sundials (a Nonlinear and differential/algebraic equations solver) using its brew formula on my M1-chip Macbook. I previously created a new installation under /opt/homebrew/ to ...
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Unblock app Mac labels as unidentified developer with xattr

I recently asked how to unblock a binary from Mac's complaint that it's not identified. See How to unblock binary from use because Mac says it is not from identified developer. The solution of ...
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Uninstalling apps in homebrew

I recently tried to install Matlab from Homebrew for macOS by running brew install matlab2tikz. Now, I would like to remove this file. How do I do it?
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How do I make a new terminal window use a new version of nano installed with homebrew?

MacBook Air M1, MacOs Monterey I have installed with homebrew the latest version (6.1) of the nano editor, which I can start with nano. However, in a new terminal window, nano launches the old, pre-...
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Deleting duplicate copy of cURL command line application and point the system to only one copy of it

I recently updated my copy of cURL via Homebrew, which it put in /usr/local/Cellar/curl (v7.80.0). I also have an older version of it (7.43.0), which is located at /usr/bin/curl. This is the version I ...
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Homebrew: How to "unlink" an app cask?

I know app artifacts are installed into /Applications directly. And I spot below output when uninstalling Dropbox: ==> Backing App 'Dropbox.app' up to '/opt/homebrew/Caskroom/dropbox/140.4.1951/...
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How to install `yq` with Mach-O 64-bit executable? I got error `bad CPU executable`

I'm not very familiar with Mac system, so I used brew install jq and brew install yq, then I got: $ file /usr/local/bin/xxx/lib/jq /usr/local/bin/xxx/lib/jq: Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64 $ file /...
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Getting SystemError: Cannot compile 'Python.h' while installing numpy==1.20.3

My Mac was bought in 2015 with macOS Catalina. I was trying to install numpy 1.20.3 but during installation I got the below error in Terminal: SystemError: Cannot compile 'Python.h'. Perhaps you need ...
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I did a ctrl+C when installing gpg keys because I realised that I didn't copy all the keys correctly, now I can't install them

I'm following this tutorial: https://nrogap.medium.com/install-rvm-in-macos-step-by-step-d3b3c236953b When I got to the part about installing the GPG keys I copy and ran it but realised I didn't copy ...
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brew install GnuPG. doesn't work, am I missing something?

I'm using a MacBook with macOS Monterey Version 12.1 I'm doing a. simple brew install gnupg as shown here: https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/gnupg I've done brew install gnupg2. with the same results. ...
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How can I point gcc and g++ to the gnu compiler collection?

I want to use the gnu compiler collection instead of the x-code compiler to compile some bioinformatics tools on the mac, which did compile on Linux but fails to build on macOS. I did install homebrew ...
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Homebrew: How to ignore cask formula on `brew upgrade`? (since `pin` has no `--cask` option)

How is it possible to ignore a formula by name while upgrading packages in Homebrew with brew upgrade? Is there a command equivalent to this?: brew upgrade --ignore <FORMULA> This Stack ...
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homebrew installed librdkafka to /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ instead of /usr/local/Cellar/

I'm on Mac Monterey (Apple cpu) and I've installed librdkafka: https://github.com/edenhill/librdkafka using homebrew. It has installed to /opt/homebrew/Cellar/librdkafka/ However, online sources ...
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httpd showing in error state with brew services list on MacOS Monterey

When I look at my services installed with Homebrew Apache is always in an error state. When I do a syntax check on my Apache config it is fine and Apache is serving up content fine. It's only a minor ...
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is it possible to override the legacy app when install using brew

I am using this command to install app in macOS Monterey(the apple M1 pro chip), but facing a problem like this: ➜ ~ brew install --cask dbeaver-community ==> Downloading https://dbeaver.io/files/...
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Why is htop and Activity Monitor showing different even when running htop as sudo?

I have installed htop using homebrew on an M1 Macbook Air. Below, one can see that the used memory reported by htop and Activity Monitor are different. I am aware of other answers in this website ...
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