Correct way to Install and use Homebrew on M1 Macs

If you are one of the early developers who adopted M1 Mac and willing to use HomeBrew on the latest silicone chip.

Here is a brief tutorial for you to Install and use HomeBrew on M1 Macs

Make a duplicate of your Terminal for Rosetta

Go to your applications folder and locate your favourite terminal, I use iTerm2, Right click on the terminal icon and choose Duplicate.

duplicate terminal rosetta M1

 

This will create a copy of your Terminal in the Applications folder. Rename the newly created copy to be Terminal Rosetta (iTerm2 Rosetta in my case).

Right click on the newly created copy and choose Get Info,  Click the Open with Rosetta option to be marked checked.

Open with Rosetta Terminal

Now I have two iTerm2 applications, one that runs default settings and another that runs using Rosetta.

iTerm Rosetta

Install HomeBrew using Rosetta Terminal

To Install HomeBrew open the Rosetta Terminal and run the following command

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"

Running this command will ask you for the password,  and then It will provide you with the information of what all it will install and which new directories it will create.

homebrew installation directories

Once you press Enter, it will begin the installation process and will also dump the logs of the process.

homebrew installation process

homebrew installation sucessfull

Using HomeBrew

Once HomeBrew is installed,  you can start using it to installed your required packages into the mac

Run the following command to get brew help

brew help

To install a package, you can run the following command

brew install packagename

That’s all about Installing and getting started with Homebrew on Apple M1 Macs

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