How to Install HomeBrew on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks Easy Guide

November 4, 2014 | By Duchateaux | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing HomeBrew for macOS 10.9 Mavericks

The Tutorial Clearly and Simply Shows How to Install and Getting-Started with Homebrew on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

It is a Basic Task but Require a Minimal confidence with the Command Line and Often some Details are Granted as Known from Everybody…

The HomeBrew Tool is Very Useful if you Want to Easily Extend the Mac Software Library fishing on the *NIX Aquarium the Good Stuff! ;)

Getting-Started with HomeBrew for macOS Mavericks 10.9 - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    Applications >> Utilities >> Terminal
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

    Getting-Started with HomeBrew on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks - Open Terminal

  2. Login as SuperUser

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  3. Change Directory

    cd /usr/local
  4. Installing Homebrew

    mkdir homebrew && curl -L | tar xz --strip 1 -C homebrew

    If Not XCode Installed then Install Mac Command line Tools

    Mac Command-Line-Tools
  5. SetUp the PATH for Easy Installing and Using Homebrew and New Stuff.

    nano $HOME/.bashrc

    Append this Line:

    export PATH=/usr/local/homebrew/bin:$PATH

    Load the New PATH Variable:

  6. Test Homebrew Installation

    which brew
  7. Searching for New Packages with HomeBrew

    brew search [packageName]

    Find the List of Available and Installable Packages for HomeBrew.

    HomeBrew Packages List
  8. Installing New Packages with HomeBrew

    sudo brew install [packageName]

    All the New Package Installed by Homebrew will be Available because they are Installed Into the Same Location as the brew one!

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