RossPW RossPW - 6 months ago 53x
Ruby Question

Error Installing Homebrew - Brew Command Not Found

I've spent the bulk of my Friday trying to get the latest version of Ruby installed on my new MacBook Air (w/ Mountain Lion installed).

I have all the latest versions of XCode and command line tools. But I can't seem to get Homebrew to work! Here's a screenshot of where I keep getting stuck (I'm a new user, so can't embed this image).

As you can see I used the following to instal Homebrew:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSkL"

While there was a "warning" it seemed as though the installation worked:

Warning: /usr/local/bin is not in your PATH.
==> Installation successful!

Despite that, when I try to run "brew doctor" I received the following:

-bash: brew: command not found

Again, I'm trying to install homebrew, so i can instal the latest version of ruby -- I'm looking to learn to code in ruby, but kind of screwed if I can even get a development environment running! :)

Thanks for any help you can offer!


The warning is telling you what is wrong. The problem is that brew is kept in /usr/local/bin

So, you can try /usr/local/bin/brew doctor

To fix it permanently alter your bash profile (.bashrc or .profile in your home directory) and add the following line:

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