How To Install Homebrew on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Homebrew on Ubuntu 20.04

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).
  • 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 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 access:

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"

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:

brew doctor

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.

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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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