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Linuxbrew

A fork of Homebrew for Linux

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Install Linuxbrew (tl;dr)

Paste at a Terminal prompt:

ruby -e "$(wget -O- https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/linuxbrew/go/install)"

See Dependencies and Installation below for more details.

Features

Dependencies

Paste at a Terminal prompt:

Debian or Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install build-essential curl git m4 ruby texinfo libbz2-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libexpat-dev libncurses-dev zlib1g-dev

Fedora

sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' && sudo yum install curl git m4 ruby texinfo bzip2-devel curl-devel expat-devel ncurses-devel zlib-devel

Installation

Paste at a Terminal prompt:

ruby -e "$(wget -O- https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/linuxbrew/go/install)"

Or if you prefer:

git clone https://github.com/Homebrew/linuxbrew.git ~/.linuxbrew

Add to your .bashrc or .zshrc:

export PATH="$HOME/.linuxbrew/bin:$PATH"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$HOME/.linuxbrew/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH"

You're done!

brew install $WHATEVER_YOU_WANT

What Packages Are Available?

  1. You can browse the Formula directory on GitHub.
  2. Or type brew search for a list.
  3. Or visit braumeister.org to browse packages online.
  4. Or visit brew desc to browse and search packages from the command line.

More Documentation

brew help or man brew or check our wiki.

Troubleshooting

First, please run brew update and brew doctor.

Second, read the Troubleshooting Checklist.

If you don't read these it will take us far longer to help you with your problem.

Something broke!

Many of the Homebrew formulae work on either Mac or Linux without changes, but some formulae will need to be adapted for Linux. If a formula doesn't work, open an issue on GitHub or, even better, submit a pull request.

Who Are You?

Linuxbrew is maintained by Shaun Jackman.

Homebrew's current maintainers are Misty De Meo, Adam Vandenberg, Jack Nagel, Mike McQuaid and Brett Koonce.

Homebrew was originally created by Max Howell.

License

Code is under the BSD 2 Clause (NetBSD) license.

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