The easiest way to install a number of Unix style applications and open source software onto macOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave and earlier Sierra OS versions is via a package manager, unfortunately, macOS Big Sur doesn’t come with one, but fortunately, some good folks care, they come in the form of Homebrew.
The install of Homebrew also works on macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, (High)Sierra, El Capitan, and Yosemite, so macOS 10.10 – 10.14
Homebrew isn’t the only option, also available is MacPorts and Fink but Homebrew is the newest and most popular of the trio.
To download install Homebrew run the install script on the command line as below and let the script do its thing:
If you don’t have Apples Xcode Command Line Tools installed it will alert you to that it will install it and carry on with the Homebrew installation and download the Command Line Tools you will need to enter your admin password at some point.
Then Homebrew is installed.
After this Homebrew is installed and ready to install other apps.
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To get started run brew help can give some command example usage.
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To check for any issues with the Homebrew install run:
One issue that typically comes up is an outdated or missing version of Xcode.
For the latest macOS, brew doctor will warn that the Homebrew install won’t be 100% if Xcode is not up to date, so update Xcode from the App Store.
To search for an application:
To list all apps installed by Homebrew
To remove an installed application
To update Homebrew itself
To see what packages are out of date but not to upgrade them
To see what upgrade packages all or singular
To hold a package at a certain version
To release a package from a certain version
To see what else you can do
Where does Homebrew install stuff …. in the Cellar
Where the brew lives.
You can see your Homebrew configuration by running
The output should be similar to …
All installations via Homebrew are filed independently in the filing system in /usr/local/Cellar and linked into /usr/local/bin which is a directory which allows you to run these commands and apps as if part of the regular operating system.
This directory is also out of the SIP bounds so there should be no authentication macOS error dialog boxes.
To remove the Home-brew installation and all packages it has installed..
HomeBrew is a great package manager just start installing some apps and explore.!
Instructions for a supported install of Homebrew are on the homepage.
This script installs Homebrew to its preferred prefix (
/usr/localfor macOS Intel,
/opt/homebrew for Apple Silicon and
/home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew for Linux) so thatyou don’t need sudo when you
brew install. It is a careful script; it can be run even if you have stuffinstalled in the preferred prefix already. It tells you exactly what it will do beforeit does it too. You have to confirm everything it will do before it starts.
xcode-select --install,developer.apple.com/downloads orXcode3
You can set
HOMEBREW_CORE_GIT_REMOTE in your shell environment to use geolocalized Git mirrors to speed up Homebrew’s installation with this script and, after installation,
The default Git remote will be used if the corresponding environment variable is unset.
Check out the Homebrew on Linux installation documentation.
Just extract (or
git clone) Homebrew wherever you want. Just avoid:
/tmpsubdirectories because Homebrew gets upset.
/opt/localbecause build scripts get confused when Homebrew is there instead of Fink or MacPorts, respectively.
However do yourself a favour and use the installer to install to the default prefix. Some things maynot build when installed elsewhere. One of the reasons Homebrew justworks relative to the competition is because we recommend installinghere. Pick another prefix at your peril!
Create a Homebrew installation wherever you extract the tarball. Whichever
brew command is called is where the packages will be installed. You can use this as you see fit, e.g. a system set of libs in the default prefix and tweaked formulae for development in
Uninstallation is documented in the FAQ.
1 For 32-bit or PPC support seeTigerbrew.
2 10.14 or higher is recommended. 10.9–10.13 aresupported on a best-effort basis. For 10.4-10.6 seeTigerbrew.
3 Most formulae require a compiler. A handfulrequire a full Xcode installation. You can install Xcode, the CLT, or both;Homebrew supports all three configurations. Downloading Xcode may require anApple Developer account on older versions of Mac OS X. Sign up for freehere.
4 The one-liner installation method found onbrew.sh requires the Bourne-again shell, i.e. bash.Notably, zsh, fish, tcsh and csh will not work.