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The missing package manager for macOS

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Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t.

Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.

Homebrew won’t install files outside its prefix, and you can place a Homebrew installation wherever you like.


Tags package-manager macos ruby
Version 1.7.6
Price Free
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License BSD-2-Clause


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  1. Homebrew 1.7.6

    Released on 2018-09-22

    • language/haskell: use v1 commands (@commitay)
    • cache_store_spec: fix bad rebase. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • cache_store: handle missing process. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • components_order_cop: add all components (@commitay)
    • Mojave is being released (@fxcoudert)
    • Install and use RuboCop RSpec by default. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • shims/super/cc: detect High Sierra differently. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • super/cc: further bump -mmacosx-version-min on Mojave (@fxcoudert)
    • cache_store: handle corrupt DBM database. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • Run tests with HOMEBREW_DEVELOPER unset. (@reitermarkus)
    • Bump sass from 3.5.7 to 3.6.0 in /docs (@Homebrew)
    • Bump faraday from 0.15.2 to 0.15.3 in /docs (@Homebrew)
    • Cleanup Travis and CI configuration. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • utils/fork: Check if error pipe is closed (@woodruffw)
    • Add SystemCommand::Result#merged_output. (@reitermarkus)
    • Update Gemfile.lock. (@reitermarkus)
    • Improve code coverage (@alexbostock)
    • make dependency_order_cop a regular audit (@commitay)
    • test/Gemfile: add ronn. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • update-reset: allow specifying repositories. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • Utils::Analytics.custom_prefix_label: Fix typo (@sjackman)
    • Use ActiveSupport File.atomic_write (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • Use ActiveSupport Hash#deep_merge (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • Library/.rubocop.yml: disable RescueEnsureAlignment (@commitay)
    • Update to RuboCop 0.59.1. (@reitermarkus)
  2. Homebrew 1.7.5

    Released on 2018-09-17

    • add quotes surrounding $(brew --cache) in help for cleanup command (@yurikoles)
    • Update RuboCop to 0.58.2. (@reitermarkus)
    • Add String#delete_prefix backport. (@reitermarkus)
    • Use ActiveSupport Object#blank? and
    • Bump parallel_tests from 2.22.1 to 2.23.0 in /Library/Homebrew/test (@Homebrew)
    • Remove __MACOSX directory after unzipping. (@reitermarkus)
    • Cask: constrain quarantine support status (@amyspark)
    • Retry all specs with :needs_network. (@reitermarkus)
    • Make remaining curl respect HOMEBREW_CURLRC (@lembacon)
    • Update vendored gems (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • Use Bundler to manage vendor directory (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • use 'number_readable' when displaying analytics (@zgracem)
    • Upgrade: implement linkage repair (@amyspark)
    • Elide default root_url in the bottle block (@sjackman)
    • cmd/shellenv: use Bash. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • Try Azure Pipelines (@Homebrew)
    • dev-cmd/bottle: fix --keep-old with --root-url (@scpeters)
    • Fix extracting .pax archives. (@reitermarkus)
    • Increase the unit test coverage of messages.rb (@alecclarke)
    • Set HOMEBREW_BOTTLE_DEFAULT_DOMAIN based on operating system (@alebcay)
    • Resolve formulae in brew cleanup. (@reitermarkus)
    • README: remove DomT4. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • docs/Maintainer-Guidelines: retire lead maintainer position in Febuary. (@MikeMcQuaid)
    • Bump parser from to in /Library/Homebrew/test (@Homebrew)
    • Bump rspec-expectations from 3.8.0 to 3.8.1 in /Library/Homebrew/test (@Homebrew)
    • Bump commonmarker from 0.17.12 to 0.17.13 in /docs (@Homebrew)
    • Bump docile from 1.3.0 to 1.3.1 in /Library/Homebrew/test (@Homebrew)
    • Bump ruby-progressbar from 1.9.0 to 1.10.0 in /Library/Homebrew/test (@Homebrew)
    • Elide prefix "/usr/local" in bottle block (@sjackman)
    • Bump octokit from 4.11.0 to 4.12.0 in /docs (@Homebrew)
    • Add Homebrew::DEFAULT_PREFIX for Linux (@sjackman)
    • Don’t add error when changing checksum to :no_check. (@reitermarkus)
  3. Homebrew 1.7.4

    Released on 2018-09-11

  4. Homebrew 1.7.3

    Released on 2018-09-03

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