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How to Install Deleted Formulas After a Brew Upgrade #5688

ghost opened this Issue Feb 7, 2019 · 1 comment


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ghost commented Feb 7, 2019

I didn't see any instructions on how to install formulae deleted during brew upgrade formula in the FAQ and maintainers seem intent at pointing others to the man page I thought I'd do the honors of simplifying what 1854 people have upvoted on SO:

FORMULA=hugo && \
COMMIT=2aedd26426 && \
RAW_PATH= && \
brew unlink ${FORMULA} && \
brew install ${RAW_PATH}/${COMMIT}/Formula/${FORMULA}.rb

Where hugo is the name of your formula and 2aedd26426 is the commit hash of the version you want to install based on commit history in homebrew-core.

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MikeMcQuaid commented Feb 7, 2019

@jhabdas Please do not:

  • create issues and immediately close them
  • create issues to continue discussion of locked issues
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  • post with a snarky tone

or you will find yourself blocked from creating issues in future.

Note that your approach above will fail over time as formulae DSL are deprecated, build fixes are needed and URLs no longer resolve. That is why I mentioned using brew extract before in your previous issue: did you try using that?

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