hi just found out about the app homebrew (hb) click here. is it worth using it in ML. I assume that it is an old app from osx 10.5 and earlier so not needed these days. it looks like a great app I have osx 10.8.3 and when i run it i get these errors. Code: $ brew doctor Warning: Some directories in /usr/local/share/man aren't writable. This can happen if you "sudo make install" software that isn't managed by Homebrew. If a brew tries to add locale information to one of these directories, then the install will fail during the link step. You should probably `chown` them: /usr/local/share/man/de /usr/local/share/man/de/man1 Warning: Experimental support for using Xcode without the "Command Line Tools". You have only installed Xcode. If stuff is not building, try installing the "Command Line Tools for Xcode" package provided by Apple. Warning: No developer tools installed You should install the Command Line Tools: http://connect.apple.com Warning: Unbrewed dylibs were found in /usr/local/lib. If you didn't put them there on purpose they could cause problems when building Homebrew formulae, and may need to be deleted. Unexpected dylibs: /usr/local/lib/libblkid.2.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/libcom_err.1.1.dylib /usr/local/lib/libe2p.2.1.dylib /usr/local/lib/libext2fs.2.1.dylib /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.6.3.16.dylib /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.dylib /usr/local/lib/libmacfuse_i32.2.dylib /usr/local/lib/libmacfuse_i64.2.dylib /usr/local/lib/libMonoPosixHelper.dylib /usr/local/lib/libosxfuse_i32.2.dylib /usr/local/lib/libosxfuse_i64.2.dylib /usr/local/lib/libSFFileMonitor.32.dylib /usr/local/lib/libSFIPC.32.dylib /usr/local/lib/libSFIPC.I.dylib /usr/local/lib/libSFsqlite3.7.4.dylib /usr/local/lib/libSFSyncEngine.I.dylib /usr/local/lib/libss.1.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/libuuid.1.1.dylib Warning: Unbrewed .la files were found in /usr/local/lib. If you didn't put them there on purpose they could cause problems when building Homebrew formulae, and may need to be deleted. Unexpected .la files: /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.la /usr/local/lib/libosxfuse_i32.la /usr/local/lib/libosxfuse_i64.la Warning: Unbrewed .pc files were found in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig. If you didn't put them there on purpose they could cause problems when building Homebrew formulae, and may need to be deleted. Unexpected .pc files: /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/fontforge.pc /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/freetype2.pc /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/fuse-ext2.pc /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/libcurl.pc /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/osxfuse.pc /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/sigc++-2.0.pc Warning: Unbrewed static libraries were found in /usr/local/lib. If you didn't put them there on purpose they could cause problems when building Homebrew formulae, and may need to be deleted. Unexpected static libraries: /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.a You must: brew install git You must: brew install git Warning: An outdated version of Git was detected in your PATH. Git 1.6.6 or newer is required to perform checkouts over HTTP from GitHub. Please upgrade: brew upgrade git Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin This means that system-provided programs will be used instead of those provided by Homebrew. The following tools exist at both paths: uuidgen Consider amending your PATH so that /usr/local/bin occurs before /usr/bin in your PATH. Warning: Homebrew's sbin was not found in your path. Consider amending your PATH variable so it contains: /usr/local/sbin any ideas on what i should do to fix this or your view as to why its not good to use would be helpful thanks. Edit: fond a solution to install hb 1. install xcode from the app store. (this contains the development libraries needed by Homebrew) 2. then in a terminal type $ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.c...xcl/homebrew/go)" thats it you should now have hb installed. if you see warnings you can ignore them (these errors are to help diagnose any problems that may occur) I also found a gui for hb click here it would be nice if it had a description of what each app was and does.