Installing Homebrew on OS X Yosemite, Package Manager for Unix Apps

Homebrew is the newest and most popular of three Package Manager HomebrewMacPorts and Fink.

Get Xcode: Get Xcode 6.3 .

xcode 6.1 for yosemite

Download and install it, you also need to open Xcode agree to the license and it will install its components.


Get Command Line Tools

xcode-select --install

Install Homebrew

To download install Homebrew run the install script on the command line as below and let the script do its thing:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"


Download and install Xquartz brew will moan if it is not installed.

After installing and as suggested in the command line, to check for any issues with the install run:

// To find faults
> brew doctor
// To search for an application:
> brew search
// To install
> brew install <application-name>
// To list all apps installed by Homebrew
> brew list
// To remove an installed application
> brew remove <application-name>
// To update Homebrew
> brew update
// To see what else you can do or Help
> man brew

//Where does Homebrew install stuff …. in the Cellar