Programming language: Ruby
License: BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
Tags: PHP Installation    
Latest version: v2.6.1

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  2. Or visit formulae.brew.sh to browse packages online.
  3. Or use brew search --desc <keyword> to browse packages from the command line.

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brew help, man brew or check our documentation.


First, please run brew update and brew doctor.

Second, read the Troubleshooting Checklist.

If you don't read these it will take us far longer to help you with your problem.


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A good starting point for contributing is running brew audit --strict with some of the packages you use (e.g. brew audit --strict wget if you use wget) and then read through the warnings, try to fix them until brew audit --strict shows no results and submit a pull request. If no formulae you use have warnings you can run brew audit --strict without arguments to have it run on all packages and pick one.

Alternatively, for something more substantial, check out one of the issues labeled help wanted in Homebrew/brew or Homebrew/homebrew-core.

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