In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Homebrew on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Homebrew is a package management software to install various software on macOS, however, we can also use this open-source Brew on Windows WSL and Linux operating systems such as Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, CentOS, RedHat and more.
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 Homebrew on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- 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).
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Brew Dependencies.
Install the Homebrew dependencies if you have
sudo apt install build-essential curl file git
Step 3. Installing Homebrew on Ubuntu 20.04.
Now we can start the installation using the following command:
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Linuxbrew/install/master/install.sh)"
After the installation is complete it is now time to make the program available on the system. To do this, execute these commands:
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)" >>~/.profile
Verify that Homebrew is installed correctly by running the following command:
If Homebrew is installed correctly, you should see a message that says “Your system is ready to brew.”
Step 4. Testing Homebrew on Linux.
You can try to install a package with Brew. If you want to install a package, you just need to run the following command:
brew install Package-Name
For example, you want to install a package python, just type the following command:
brew install python
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Homebrew. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Homebrew on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Homebrew website.