Homebrew Doctor Warning
What to do if when you enter
brew doctor and you get the following message:
**Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you use Homebrew for is working fine: please don't worry and just ignore them. Thanks!** _Warning:_ Some directories in /usr/local/share/man aren't writable. This can happen if you "sudo make install" software that isn't managed by Homebrew. If a brew tries to add locale information to one of these directories, then the install will fail during the link step. You should probably `sudo chown -R $(whoami)` them: ` /usr/local/share/man/man8`
chownis the unix command to change the ownership of a file.
Homebrew is asking to change the ownership of
/usr/local/share/man/man8so that Homebrew can write to it. Homebrew runs with the same permissions as I do, so making myself the file’s owner should solve the problem.
- Running this command will correct this problem and the warning will go away.
sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local/share/man/man8
- Now it will prompt for your password.
- After your password is entered correctly run
brew doctoragain. Now you should finally get
Your system is ready to brew.