Resolved Homebrew errors (solved)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HiDeHo, Apr 3, 2013.

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is Homebrew needed in Mountain Lion

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. definitely don't use

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  4. not sure

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  5. have not used this app

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  1. HiDeHo, Apr 3, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013

    macrumors member

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Jul 14, 2011
    #2
    Homebrew is a package manager that is best used by people who do not share their machine with anyone else, and primarily use their machine for software development. It is mainly used to install various UNIX-type programs, both those that work in Terminal, at the command line, and those with a graphical interface, via X11.

    For everyone else, MacPorts is the better solution.

    In general, on OS X, if you have to ask whether something like Homebrew is needed, then you don't need it. It's not for the casual user.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Apr 13, 2010
    #3
    true, but for people who want to install things like pianobar, it is really helpful having brew / ports...

    i had macports but got fed up with it, so went for brew instead...

    i'm just trying to figure out how to remove the dylib files that are causing errors
     

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