I was tired of having to compile my shiz by hand and not being a fan of Macports, I decided to give HomeBrew a try. Not knowing if I would like it, I wanted to install it locally in my home directory so that I could blow it away should it upset me.
Here are the steps I used to make it happen.
Assuming that you have git and all other dependancies (Intel CPU 2, OS X 10.5 or higher, Xcode with X11 3, Java Developer Update 4) installed.
jared@localhost$ git clone https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew.git
jared@localhost$ vi ~/.bash_profile
Add the following line then :wq
Open a new shell session and type brew.
jared@localhost$ brew Example usage: brew install FORMULA... brew uninstall FORMULA... brew search [foo] brew list [FORMULA...] brew update brew upgrade [FORMULA...] brew [info | home] [FORMULA...] Troubleshooting: brew doctor brew install -vd FORMULA brew [--env | --config] Brewing: brew create [URL [--no-fetch]] brew edit [FORMULA...] open https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/wiki/Formula-Cookbook Further help: man brew brew home
You are all set!