How to Install Homebrew on MacOS Sonoma & Ventura
HomeBrew, the command line package manager, has native support for MacOS Sonoma 14 and macOS Ventura 13, so if you have recently updated to macOS Ventura or bought a new Mac with Sonoma/Ventura preinstalled, you’ll probably want to install Homebrew on the Mac running Ventura. Like most command line tools, HomeBrew is intended for advanced users that like to have a broad range of command line utilities available to them, this is really not something an average user needs to bother with.
If you’re already familiar with installing Homebrew on a Mac then you’ll find this process to be something you’ve done before. However, it’s worth noting the install script URL has changed, so if you’re using an older one it will not work anymore as they changed the ‘master’ nomenclature to ‘HEAD’ in the URL and elsewhere.
Installing HomeBrew on MacOS Sonoma & MacOS Ventura
If the Mac is brand new with MacOS Sonoma or Ventura, or you haven’t installed HomeBrew before, you’ll likely need to install Command Line tools first, so we will include that in this process.
- Launch the Terminal application on the Mac with Sonoma/Ventura
- Run the following command first to install macOS Command Line Tools – if your Mac already has CLT installed you can skip this part
- When that finishes, run the following command to install Homebrew on MacOS Sonoma or macOS Ventura
- Hit return and let installation complete
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
There you go, you’ve successfully installed both Command Line Tools (from Apple) and HomeBrew onto the Mac with MacOS Sonoma / Ventura.
You likely already have some utilities in mind, but if you’re looking for a handful of handy packages to get started, check out this list of some of the best Homebrew packages for Mac.
You can also review our Homebrew articles to get more ideas of what you can do with the ever-useful command line package manager on the Mac.
How did it go to install Homebrew in MacOS Sonoma or macOS Ventura? Did you run into any snags? Have any issues? Find any valuable tips or packages you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments.