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Basic 'print' & 'puts' Mac OS terminal commands not found

I followed this article to install & update ruby with a package manager but I clearly messed up somewhere. https://stackify.com/install-ruby-on-your-mac-everything-you-need-to-get-going/ If I ...
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macOS Catalina software updates issue

During parallel downloading Xcode and installing homebrew, I stopped installing Command Line Tools for Xcode. Now I can see in Software Update two items related to that. With different versions. After ...
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Brew cask install emacs takes control of the emacs command line command

I'm currently using Homebrew to install both the command line version of Emacs and the GUI version of emacs, with the following commands: brew install emacs brew cask install emacs When I first ...
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Strange linker error xcode 11.2.1

below I give a strange linker error that I am receiving with Xcode 11.2.1 on macOS 10.15.1. Any thoughts on the error? Some similar errors reported online suggests this is a problem that can be ...
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brew upgrade: A full installation of Xcode.app 9.0 is required to compile this software. Why?

I did a brew upgrade ==> Upgrading 4 outdated packages: mysql-client 5.7.28 -> 8.0.18 rclone 1.50.1 -> 1.50.2 unbound 1.9.4 -> 1.9.5 imagemagick 7.0.9-4 -> 7.0.9-5 mysql-client: A full ...
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Where does Homebrew store its installed packages list?

I found myself with this problem: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46459152/cant-chown-usr-local-for-homebrew-in-mac-os-x-10-13-high-sierra The recommended solution was to uninstall and then ...
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rsync in cron on Catalina no longer working

I have various rsync entries in crontab that worked reliably right up until the moment I upgraded to Catalina. 00 04 * * * /usr/local/bin/rsync --archive /Volumes/FOO me@remote.example:BAR Here ...
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Homebrew - OpenNLP installing to hidden folder

I used this command to install OpenNLP and it installed to a hidden Library folder (Users/me/(hidden)Library/Caches/Homebrew). ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/...
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How to remove a service from launchd added by mistake?

By mistake I added an invalid (non-existing) service to launchd: sudo launchctl enable system/homebew.mxcl.cntlm The above should be system/homebrew.mxcl.cntlm instead. However, after removing the ...
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How to generate list of Homebrew formulas/packages sorted by “most recently updated” (by package provider)?

How can one generate a list of Homebrew all formulas/packages sorted by "most recently updated" (by package provider)? I see no such sort/report at https://formulae.brew.sh/analytics. Maybe I missed ...
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How to install specific version of ocaml on MacOS?

I am trying to install version 4.02.3 of ocaml on MacOS 10.14.6 with the following command brew install ocaml@4.02.3 but I get an error Error: No available formula with the name "ocaml@4.02.3" I ...
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Connection refused: MongoDB 4.2 on Mac OS

I am trying to set up a MongoDB 4.2.X Community instance on my local computer. However, I am getting the following error message: Error: couldn't connect to server 127.0.0.1:27017, connection ...
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newly installed python3 using brew failing when I try to run pipenv install

I am very upset and this is really wasting my time, when I run pipenv i get the below error, Termination Reason: DYLD, [0x1] Library missing Application Specific Information: dyld: launch, ...
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Resetting /usr/bin

So I was installing python3, pip, and a few other applications through Homebrew when I first got my Mac. I realized I was doing all this in /usr/bin and not /usr/local/bin, and I wanted to just to ...
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pip3 abort signal on startup

I've just upgraded to macOS Catalina, I've used brew install dpkg, and homebrew decided it was time to run brew cleanup. After running it, I've not been able to run pip3 anymore. Tried running brew ...
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How do I restore a backup created by 'brew cask upgrade'?

I just upgraded VMware Fusion on my system: brew cask upgrade vmware-fusion ==> Upgrading 1 outdated package: vmware-fusion 10.1.3-9472307 -> 11.5.0-14634996 ==> Upgrading vmware-fusion ... =...
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revoke forbiddance to send Apple events to System Events

I have been using Gitk provided by Git provided by Homebrew with success, for several years. A couple of days ago, it suddenly prompted a security window when called. I did not allow access, hoping ...
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Duplicate keyboard input after upgrading to macOS Catalina

After updating to macOS Catalina – when I type, macOS will randomly repeat keypresses and sequences of keypresses. Below are some examples of some mistypes just while writing this article: macOS =&...
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Warning: Cask 'xxx' is unreadable: undefined method `method_missing_message' for Utils:Module

$ /usr/bin/find "$(brew --prefix)/Caskroom/"*'/.metadata' -type f -name '*.rb' -print0 | /usr/bin/xargs -0 /usr/bin/perl -i -pe 's/depends_on macos: \[.*?\]//gsm;s/depends_on macos: .*//g' $ brew ...
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Postgresql 11 on Lion

We may be receiving a 1,1 Xserve running OSX Lion 10.7.6 (newest for the hardware) and need to run Postgres on the system. Will the newest version (11.5_1 at the time of writing) work on Lion if ...
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brew cleanup: Warning: Skipping XXX: most recent version X not installed

Did upgrade all formulas: > brew upgrade Updating Homebrew... ==> Auto-updated Homebrew! Updated 1 tap (homebrew/cask). No changes to formulae. Why this upgrade did not install the latest ...
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Can we add formula (tool) in brew list?

According to brew document(https://docs.brew.sh/Manpage) we can install tools which Apple didn’t include with macOS. Can we add our custom (third party) tool in brew list (https://formulae.brew.sh/...
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Link gcc using Homebrew on Mojave operating system

I've looked at other questions similar to mine for answers, but I still have no idea what I'm doing. I'm not new to Macs or working in terminal environments, but when it comes to computer structure I'...
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Can't install Homebrew on macOS Mojave; installer doesn't recognize Command Line Tools

I'm trying to install Homebrew on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. To do this, I'm running the command line suggested at the Homebrew website: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/...
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Apache2 not running on High Sierra without Homebrew

This is a post I have found on this issue: Apache2 (Httpd) not working after update to High Sierra But I have a situation where httpd is not running after setting preference -> sharing ->web sharing ...
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Problem with spglib library python library installation on Catalina beta

I am running the Catalina Mac OS X beta (19A558d). I have installed a python virtual environment for python 3.7 and am trying to install the package "pymatgen". The installation is having trouble ...
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brew cask install java6 - Cannot install on volume / because it is disabled - MacOS 10.15 beta

I've un/reinstalled brew, turned off macOS Gatekeeper, csrutil is disabled, and a bunch of other things but brew cask install java6 always results in this: > $ brew cask install java6 ...
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Homebrew, list all packages which are no dependency of other installed packages

There is the awesome vanilla list: $ brew list | cat [...] libevent [...] net-snmp [...] openssl openssl@1.1 [...] Let's say I want to check which packages can I remove because I no longer need. I ...
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Why is brew always reporting success when failing to start a service?

I'm trying to setup httpd with HomeBrew on a mac. As I painfully learned today, brew services start always reports success, even when httpd fails to start. Example failures reported as success: ...
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Cannot get httpd to listen on port 80

I installed httpd using brew. I edited /usr/local/etc/httpd/httpd.conf and changed: Listen 8080 to: Listen 80 Restarted the service: brew services restart httpd But Apache's still listening on ...
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Failure to install mysql on macOS Mojave

I've moved to a new machine and installing MySQL is turning out to be quite an issue (the last time I installed it on a mac it was quite seamless). I used two approaches to install MySQL: brew and ...
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using brew'ed gcc use with gprof and gdb?

I am an application programmer, not a macos developer. Although I have full Xcode installed, I am not fond of the clang toolchain. Instead, I like plain old gcc, gdb, and gprof, as they work on ...
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Mess with multiples Emacs distros (Homebrew)?

I have recently got a new copy of Emacs on a brand new macOS setup as follows, using the Homebrew package manager: brew cask install emacs I also wanted to try Emacs Mac Port, so I fired up my ...
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No Prompt & Password Fill Install for Homebrew

I'm trying to create a script to deploy macOS and the last piece that isn't automated is installing Homebrew. Because of the unique scenario where Homebrew shouldn't be installed with sudo, and it ...
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macOS alternative to Meld

The mojave upgrade from 10.14.5 to 10.14.6 broke my old VLC install (already fixed by upgrading the VLC install) and I think it has also broken my Meld 3.19.2.osx6 build provided through Homebrew. I ...
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Two installations of Qt on OSX?

My setup (OSX 10.13.6) appears to have two installations of Qt5: one in /Library/Frameworks (/Library/Frameworks/QtCore.framework, /Library/Frameworks/QtGui.framework, etc.), but I also have one ...
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Starting multiple HomeBrew Services

I would like to run two different mongodb databases on my Mac. I installed mongodb with the HomeBrew manager. However I was unable to find a possibility to create new homebrew services. I already ...
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Cannot `brew install` from a `bash` script

I want to create a script to setup an environment on a Mac. Here's a simple sample... #!/bin/bash brew install gcovr || exit 1 gcovr --version NOTE: Script assumes brew was previously installed . ...
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Use OpenSSH agent instead of the OSX agent

I've installed OpenSSH using homebrew (brew install openssh) and this installation provides it's own ssh-agent. Still, when I login, and see the autostarted ssh-agent, I see that the agent that is ...
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Homebrew uninstalling fails

I am trying to uninstall a cask using homebrew, but each time it fails due to (I believe) AppleScript failing to run. I believe this issue stems from my multiuser setup (I am a non admin). Error: ...
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Uninstalling a Homebrew formula deleted the entire /usr/local directory

I tried to uninstall Homebrew installed MySQL by running: brew uninstall mysql However, this command removed the whole /usr/local directory. I checked Trash, but unable to locate it. Is there a way ...
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Multiple unknown node versions from brew

I am trying to run yarn add command and I get the error: Node version 0.12.4 is not supported, please use Node.js 4.0 or higher. When I run node -v I get: v0.12.4 But when I run brew upgrade node ...
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How to run privileged programs without elevation by sudo?

I got the mtr ping-traceroute combo util through Homebrew and I'd like to run on new Terminal windows without having to become superuser (or elevation, sudoing, whatever it's called on UNIX) each time ...
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gnupg not found

I am trying to install rvm. But I don't have gnupg/gpg installed. So I tried to install it using brew: brew install gnupg But after it's installed (verified by brew list), I cannot use gnupg. which ...
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Homebrew not detecting latest Xcode and Command Line Tools, and not uninstalling them either

I have macOS Mojave version 10.14.5 installed with Xcode version 10.2.1 and Command Line Tools installed using xcode-select --install. All problem started when I tried to install youtube-dl formula on ...
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brew Install encounter error /usr/local/share/texinfo is not writable

==> Installing ffmpeg dependency: texi2html ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/texi2html-5.0.high_sierra.b ==> Downloading from https://akamai.bintray.com/52/...
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Convert .dmg installed files to brew/brew cask installation method

Is there a way to convert .dmg installed application in to a package management installation application? ex: brew/ brew cask package management application where we can directly use those commands ...
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Homebrew precompiled binaries for macOS 10.15 Catalina. When they will be available?

When will the Homebrew precompiled binaries for macOS 10.15 Catalina be available?
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Getting OCRmyPDF to work with PDFMiner

I'm trying to get OCRmyPDF to work on my Mac. I installed it successfully by running: brew install ocrmypdf But when I tried using it by running: ocrmypdf --redo-ocr input.pdf output.pdf I get ...
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Make Homebrew installed Vim override system installed one

I have troubling merging several version of vim on my machine. I have successfully installed vim via Homebrew. Here's the output of running brew info vim: vim: stable 8.1.1550 (bottled), HEAD Vi '...