Linking to wrong bin directory? #3

adamv opened this Issue Jul 31, 2009 · 3 comments

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This issue might be because I have Homebrew setup weird on my machine, but here is what I'm seeing.

I have homebrew git-cloned into ~/homebrew.
I think have ~/homebrew/bin/brew linked to /usr/local/bin and Library and Cellar linked to /usr/local.
After the recent brew changes, when I "ln" a brew, the resulting executables are now linked into ~/homebrew/bin instead of /usr/local/bin

This is definitely a change from the previous behavior, as before things "just worked" and now they don't.

Personally I don't think homebrew should expect to be installed directly into /usr/local, (because I don't want to have a /usr/local/.git) but I don't know if you care to support my kind of linked alternate setup.


Probably the "realpath" part here is causing the problem for me, I want the apparent path (symlink) not the real path.


Working after most recent commits, thanks.

Homebrew member

Yeah I definately want to support your setup. I originally had it setup just like you do, so certainly to start with I was very careful to make sure everything used relative paths and that. So tell me if it breaks again. I'll try to make a test for this.

@samueljohn samueljohn pushed a commit to samueljohn/homebrew that referenced this issue Oct 10, 2012
@staticfloat staticfloat New formula: libpng12
[jn: install test files to libexec and use mktemp; style nits]

Closes #3.

Signed-off-by: Jack Nagel <>
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