How To Install Homebrew on Debian 11

Install Homebrew on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Homebrew on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Homebrew, also known as Brew, is a command-line package manager primarily created for macOS. This alternative package manager is very useful to install certain programs that are not always present in Linux distributions or to get more recent versions.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Homebrew on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Homebrew on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install build-essential procps curl file git

Step 2. Installing Homebrew on Debian 11.

By default, Homebrew is not available on Debian 11 base repository. Now we download and execute the installation script using the following command below:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Next, add Homebrew to your PATH:

test -d ~/.linuxbrew && eval "$(~/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)"
test -d /home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew && eval "$(/home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)"
test -r ~/.bash_profile && echo "eval "$($(brew --prefix)/bin/brew shellenv)\"" >> ~/.bash_profile
echo "eval "$($(brew --prefix)/bin/brew shellenv)\" >> ~/.bash_profile

Then, verify brew installation:

brew doctor

Step 3. Testing Homebrew.

Once successfully installed, you can try to install a package with Brew. To install a package with brew, use the install option:

brew install package_name

To remove a brew package, you can use either the remove or uninstall option:

brew remove package_name

To view a list of the installed brew packages with this command:

brew list

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Homebrew. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Homebrew on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Homebrew website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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