Freshening Up Homebrew

This is just a note on freshening up homebrew if an install doesn't work.

Attempting to install ImageMagick via homebrew on OSX Lion did not bring me satisfactory results. A quick Google search landed me on this post which was a good reminder and walk thru on cleaning up homebrew. This is just a summary:

Uninstall imagemagick:

... brew uninstall imagemagick

Update Homebrew:

... brew update

Clean up Homebrew:

... brew cleanup

Ensure Homebrew is well:

... brew doctor

If there are any warnings listed, do the suggested cleanup. In my case I needed to upgrade XCode and git and remove some orphaned files.

Reinstall imagemagick:

... brew install imagemagick

That fixed it for me.

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