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(system) #1

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Hi all,
i think i installed Homebrew using this command:
ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)”

i looked for it everywhere i could think of in my iMac desktop, just to verify that it worked. --(I am not a tech-savvy person, so please keep you reply super simple okay!)-- But i can’t find it-- anyone tell me how to see if it got installed?

(Mike McQuaid) #3

You interact with Homebrew purely through your Terminal.


@z.ixa open terminal and type “brew”. If you see “Example usage…” you’re good. If you see “command not found”, you’re not.


Thanks! :slight_smile:
When i typed in “brew”, i got “command not found”, so that means i don’t
have it installed, but i don’t have to worry about anything if im okay with
not having it, right? (ie. there won’t be any related problems with my
having tried to do so previously?)

many blessings!


@z.ixa I don’t see how it would be an issue. When you gave the command it would’ve started showing all these things downloading.


great, thanks so much for your help! :slight_smile:

many blessings!


Please allow me to investigate what could have happened with my home brew install. I had several hard drives failures and cloned (CCC) drives several times from a source that was not as up to date as I hoped for.
Earlier I received this return for an attempt to re-install home brew on my intel iMac running 10.8.5:

==> This script will install:

Press RETURN to continue or any other key to abort
==> Downloading and installing Homebrew…
curl: (35) error:1407742E:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert protocol version
Failed during: /bin/bash -o pipefail -c ‘/usr/bin/curl -fsSL https://github.com/Homebrew/brew/tarball/master | /usr/bin/tar xz -m --strip 1’

Is the SSL error due to my being on a foreign WLAN that is not very secure?

My gratefulness in advance to those who might be able to enlighten me about this error.

(Szewah) #9

I also have an issue with finding commands. Some work, such as man brew, others such as brew uninstall or brew help do not. Everything was working alright until yesterday when I uninstalled and reinstalled it, along with a mac os update.

(Jonathan Duncan) #10

@system, looks like your link needs to be updated to this: https://github.com/Homebrew/brew/blob/master/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md


(Augustotavares4) #11

Hey guys i’m struggling to how to install brew tap homebrew/nginx every time i try install give me error.

this is the error : Error: homebrew/nginx was deprecated. This tap is now empty as all its formulae were migrated.


(Jacob Ledbetter) #12

First, don’t post the same thing on multiple posts. Second, as I have already replied, nginx is now in homebrew/core.

(Augustotavares4) #13

Thanks for answer me back. :slight_smile:


I’m having issues too…go to install it and then it asks for a password but doesn’t let me type? Also, I don’t know what the password would even be?

(Sean Molenaar) #15

If you type your password in the terminal it won’t show what you are typing as a security precaution.

It should be your user password (but you need to have administrator access)


Thanks got confused what password it meant but it’s downloaded now, woop! Thanks :slight_smile:

(Garen Frierson) #17

Will There be any way that I will be able to put any of my PC games or apps on the Homebrew. Also is there a way that I can get the Nintendo switch Homebrew store on my Wii u because that cool.
Also there is an emulator called CEMU and what it does is it lets players play Wii u games free or Nintendo switch games if you have the game code and it provides game codes.
Many people wanted that on Homebrew as well as a way to get non Homebrew apps on Homebrew. I love what you did with Homebrew for switch and Wii U etc and I am proud to have your app.

(Garen Frierson) #18

This is just some of the people who wanted Cemu on Homebrew etc.

(Sean Molenaar) #19

That’s a whole different kind of homebrew. This forum is for homebrew as macOS package manager.

(Garen Frierson) #20

Will There be one for windows also right now I have heard YuZu emulator has been doing better than Homebrew. I am saving for a Nintendo Switch but right now I feel like The Wii U version should have one last update. I wish that the Wii U and Nintendo Switch should be able to have the same Homebrew but that is just not possible I like the games and apps on the Nintendo switch version better than the Wii U but that is the way it is you update so its better next time. I wish I could emulate My PC screen to my Wii U or my friends Switch.
One thing I thought would be cool is emulating a Switch screen to Wii U and making it so you can use the Wii U gamepad as a player 2 controller for the Switch on T.V these are all theoretical questions.