This guide intends to teach you to Set up and Install HomeBrew or Brew on AlmaLinux 9.
Homebrew or Brew is an open-source software package manager that makes it easier to install software on macOS (Apple’s operating system) and Linux.
Basically, a package manager’s job is to find and install the right software packages that will allow you to compile and run various apps/software on your specific operating system. A package manager, like Homebrew, does a lot of tedious time-consuming work that you would otherwise have to do manually.
Steps To Set up HomeBrew on AlmaLinux 9
To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide on Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 9.
Install Brew on AlmaLinux 9
First, you need to update your local package index with the following command:
sudo dnf update -y
Then, you need to install Git on your server by using the following command:
sudo dnf install git -y
Download HomeBrew Installer Script
At this point, you need to download the HomeBrew installer script on AlmaLinux 9 by using the curl command:
/bin/bash -c "$(sudo curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
This command will take some time to complete.
Add Brew to System Path
When your Brew installation on AlmaLinux 9 is completed, you need to add the Brew command to the system path. To do this, you can run the following commands:
# echo 'eval "$(/home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)"' >> /home/reita/.bash_profile
# eval "$(/home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)"
The eval command is used to execute the arguments as a shell command on UNIX or Linux systems.
Install Development Tools
Then, you need to install Development tools with the following command:
sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools'
Start Brew on AlmaLinux 9
Now run the brew help to get started the Homebrew on AlmaLinux 9:
Output Example usage: brew search TEXT|/REGEX/ brew info [FORMULA|CASK...] brew install FORMULA|CASK... brew update brew upgrade [FORMULA|CASK...] brew uninstall FORMULA|CASK... brew list [FORMULA|CASK...] Troubleshooting: brew config brew doctor brew install --verbose --debug FORMULA|CASK Contributing: brew create URL [--no-fetch] brew edit [FORMULA|CASK...] Further help: brew commands brew help [COMMAND] man brew https://docs.brew.sh
To verify that Homebrew is working correctly on AlmaLinux 9, run the following command:
Output Your system is ready to brew.
For more information, you can visit the Homebrew documentation page.
Uninstall HomeBrew on AlmaLinux 9
To uninstall Homebrew from your server, you can download the “uninstall” script to your server and run it:
curl -fsSL -o uninstall.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/uninstall.sh
After reviewing the script contents, run this script to uninstall Homebrew:
At this point, you have learned to Set up and Install HomeBrew or Brew on AlmaLinux 9.
Hope you enjoy it.
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