Having Trouble Installing Homebrew on Mac


(Dan Ugrin) #1

Entered the following into the Terminal (copied from installation instructions):

/usr/bin/ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)”

I get the following error: Illegal variable name.

Using OSX 10.11.6. Trying to get my old Mac Mini set up to do some Python coding but can’t get past this. Have pity on a Noob.


(Dan Ugrin) #2

Ok, I solved the problem with some help from the Apple Support Community. The problem was the default terminal shell was tcsh. It needed to be bash. I was able to change this in the System Preferences/Users & Groups/Advanced Options/Login Shell setting. Homebrew now installed!!!