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Homebrew: Permissions Denied Issue Fix (OS X / macOS)

Homebrew Permissions Denied Issues Solution

sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*

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commented Sep 22, 2015

sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local

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commented Sep 29, 2015

Thank you for your help.

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commented Mar 12, 2016

Um, sounds great, unless there are TWO users on your system, and the other one wants to use brew as well. Then what? This is horrible and makes me think I should definitely not use brew.

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commented Mar 14, 2016

sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local : a bad idea too ! I don't see why sudoing Homebrew is a worst idea.

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commented Jul 26, 2016

sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local is a terrible idea! I'd rather just sudo when installing; I'm switching to macports

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commented Dec 30, 2016

I don't understand why this package manager shouldn't run as root like all other package managers do. Can we just get an option to run brew as root like there used to be (chown'ing brew to root)? I can't install anything without destroying all my permissions. I switched to MacPorts long ago just because of this, but a few things require Homebrew still.

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commented Dec 30, 2016

Here's what I did to force Homebrew to run as root:
cd /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Homebrew
Edit brew.sh, look for "Running Homebrew as root is extremely dangerous and no longer supported" (line 250 in my version), delete the check.

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commented Mar 1, 2017

Perfect it worked for other error, but it is related to Permission denied.

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commented Jun 12, 2017

Before
~/scripts/ripe-atlas-community-contrib$ brew link --overwrite python
Linking /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.13... Error: Permission denied - /usr/local/Frameworks
After
sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local/
Result
brew link --overwrite python
Linking /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.13... 321 symlinks created == 👍

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commented Jul 14, 2017

"I switched to MacPorts long ago just because of this" Me too.

It is utterly insane that a package/ports manager actually instructs and requires something so wrong. The justifications cited in their faq essentially serves as self-documenting automatic disqualification from any conversation about system design and operation. That whole section of the faq is just one wrong statement built on top of a previous wrong statement, built on yet an earlier wrong statement. The faq should serve as proof why not to touch any software produced by anyone who produced that faq.

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commented Oct 21, 2017

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.

For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

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commented Nov 1, 2017

@pointum
it worked well for us.

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commented Nov 13, 2017

@pointum thanks!

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commented Nov 14, 2017

@pointum, running sudo install -d -o ($whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks allowed me to propely link my Python install. Thanks.

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commented Nov 16, 2017

sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/* is the how todo it in High Sierra

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commented Nov 19, 2017

@pointum thanks!

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commented Nov 28, 2017

@pointum that did the trick

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commented Nov 29, 2017

@pointum Thanks for the tip, sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin worked for me too. Could you (or someone) explain what this line does? (yep I ran a sudo command before understanding what it is ...)

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commented Dec 1, 2017

@pointum Thanks!

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commented Dec 8, 2017

@pointum Thanks! It worked for me too.

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commented Dec 12, 2017

Bailed to MacPorts.

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commented Dec 19, 2017

@pointum that worked for me too. Thank you!

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commented Dec 19, 2017

after upgrading to High Sierra, uninstall brew & re-install with the below command to ensure the linking to the brew github and associated permissions to the local folder work correctly:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

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commented Dec 21, 2017

@aether2501 wrote:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

This worked perfectly. No mucking around with permissions myself, just reinstalled Homebrew and it works!

Sucks that brew doctor isn't able to fix this.

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commented Jan 1, 2018

@aether2501 is my hero.

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commented Jan 2, 2018

@pointum save my morning.... thanks

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commented Jan 3, 2018

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commented Jan 10, 2018

@aether2501
awesome solution!

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commented Jan 10, 2018

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
this works perfect. thanks!

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commented Jan 12, 2018

The procedure above didn't work for me. All permissions seemed correct as far as I could tell with /bin/ls. My solution was to edit /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Homebrew/brew.sh and comment out the line that checks if it's running as root.

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commented Jan 14, 2018

@pointum thanks!

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commented Jan 19, 2018

@pointum thanks!

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commented Jan 20, 2018

@aether2501 Thanks alot!

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commented Jan 24, 2018

a command from @pointum really helps!
Thank you <3

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commented Jan 25, 2018

@pointum thanks!

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commented Jan 27, 2018

Thanks @pointum !

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commented Feb 15, 2018

Thanks @pointum

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commented Feb 20, 2018

thanks @pointum !

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commented Feb 27, 2018

thanks @pointum

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commented Mar 2, 2018

Thanks @mihkell

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commented Mar 16, 2018

@mihkell thanks!

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commented Mar 20, 2018

@mihkell & @pointum Thanks

My solution was similar, my directory /usr/local/Frameworks didn't exist yet, I was able to just sudo mkdir Frameworks && sudo chown $(whoami) Frameworks/. After that, running brew link python worked.

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commented Mar 26, 2018

👍

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commented Apr 12, 2018

@gregaeq I did the same with success. OSX 10.13.3

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commented Apr 25, 2018

I just changed the group recursively of /usr/local to wheel, made /usr/local and it contents group writable, and added myself to the wheel group.

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commented May 6, 2018

@gregaeq thanks, it worked with that!

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commented May 9, 2018

I agree with aljex, this speaks for itself:

iMac:~ username$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
This script requires the user username to be an Administrator.
iMac:~ username$ sudo /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Password:
Don't run this as root!
iMac:~ username$
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commented May 15, 2018

/usr/local can no longer be chowned in High Sierra.

I tried this.
sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*

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commented May 15, 2018

thanks! @pointum

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commented May 21, 2018

@pointum Thank you, it works for me!

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commented Jun 5, 2018

@aether2501, thanks!!

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commented Jun 9, 2018

@aether2501, thanks. It really helped me.

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commented Jun 19, 2018

Didn't work for me:
sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local

However this command did:
sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*

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commented Jun 29, 2018

Thank you @PhyllisWong, it worked like a charm

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commented Jul 7, 2018

@pointum your solutioni worked like a charm! Thanks! :)

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commented Jul 9, 2018

@aether2501's solution worked perfectly for me. Reinstalling Homebrew seems like the best option here.

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commented Jul 10, 2018

this one works for me. sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*

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commented Jul 20, 2018

it was due to npm cache error and it can be solved by
clearing the cache
"npm cache clear --force"

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commented Aug 23, 2018

Thanks @mihkell.
sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*
This finally works.

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commented Sep 17, 2018

I had this issue when installing python:

Error: An unexpected error occurred during the `brew link` step
The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local
Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks
Error: Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

Then I ran brew doctor and got this:

Warning: The following directories do not exist:
/usr/local/sbin
/usr/local/Frameworks

You should create these directories and change their ownership to your account.
  sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/Frameworks
  sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/Frameworks

Warning: You have unlinked kegs in your Cellar
Leaving kegs unlinked can lead to build-trouble and cause brews that depend on
those kegs to fail to run properly once built. Run `brew link` on these:
  python

The folders really didn't exist, as @gregaeq pointed out (thanks!!), after running those lines it worked 👍

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commented Oct 12, 2018

Saved me! Thanks

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commented Oct 21, 2018

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.

For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

This worked for me. Thanks @pointum

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commented Oct 30, 2018

try sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*

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commented Nov 20, 2018

@aether2501 wrote:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

This worked perfectly. No mucking around with permissions myself, just reinstalled Homebrew and it works!

Sucks that brew doctor isn't able to fix this.

@aether2501 wrote:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

This worked perfectly. No mucking around with permissions myself, just reinstalled Homebrew and it works!

Sucks that brew doctor isn't able to fix this.

after upgrading to High Sierra, uninstall brew & re-install with the below command to ensure the linking to the brew github and associated permissions to the local folder work correctly:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Thank you for this. Saved me after 8 hours of a problematic first install.

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commented Nov 21, 2018

Worked for me on Mac OSX:
cd /usr/local
ls -l Homebrew (to get the owner and group)
sudo mkdir Frameworks
sudo chown owner:group Frameworks

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commented Nov 21, 2018

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.

For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

nice

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commented Nov 22, 2018

after upgrading to High Sierra, uninstall brew & re-install with the below command to ensure the linking to the brew github and associated permissions to the local folder work correctly:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

This worked perfect for me! I just uninstalled and reinstalled brew & now it works fine.

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commented Nov 28, 2018

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
this works perfect. thanks!

Worked thanks

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commented Dec 1, 2018

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

Worked thanks

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commented Dec 6, 2018

Thanks @pointum

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commented Dec 13, 2018

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

Totally agree, worked like a charm!

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commented Dec 20, 2018

Hi all - just upgraded to High Sierra recently. I found this thread while trying to solve the permissions issue with brew.

I tried uninstalling brew in hopes to reinstall it again to get rid of the permissions thing, but even that had errors:

computername ▶ userme ▶ /usr/local/Homebrew ▶ ⑂ stable + ▶  ▶ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/uninstall)"
Warning: This script will remove:
/Users/userme/Library/Caches/Homebrew/
/Users/userme/Library/Logs/Homebrew/
/usr/local/Cellar/
/usr/local/Homebrew/
/usr/local/Homebrew/.github/
/usr/local/Homebrew/CHANGELOG.md
/usr/local/Homebrew/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md
/usr/local/Homebrew/LICENSE.txt
/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/
/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Homebrew/test/.bundle/config
/usr/local/Homebrew/bin/brew
/usr/local/Homebrew/completions/
/usr/local/Homebrew/docs/
/usr/local/Homebrew/manpages/
/usr/local/bin/brew -> /usr/local/Homebrew/bin/brew
/usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d/brew -> /usr/local/Homebrew/completions/bash/brew
/usr/local/share/doc/homebrew -> /usr/local/Homebrew/docs
/usr/local/share/man/man1/brew-cask.1 -> /usr/local/Homebrew/manpages/brew-cask.1
/usr/local/share/man/man1/brew.1 -> /usr/local/Homebrew/manpages/brew.1
/usr/local/share/zsh/site-functions/_brew -> /usr/local/Homebrew/completions/zsh/_brew
/usr/local/share/zsh/site-functions/_brew_cask -> /usr/local/Homebrew/completions/zsh/_brew_cask
/usr/local/var/homebrew/
Are you sure you want to uninstall Homebrew? This will remove your installed packages! [y/N] y
==> Removing Homebrew installation...
==> Removing empty directories...
==> /usr/bin/sudo /usr/bin/find /usr/local/bin /usr/local/etc /usr/local/include /usr/local/lib /usr/local/opt /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/share /usr/local/var /usr/local/Cellar /usr/local/Homebrew /usr/local/Frameworks -name .DS_Store -delete
Password:
==> /usr/bin/sudo /usr/bin/find /usr/local/bin /usr/local/etc /usr/local/include /usr/local/lib /usr/local/opt /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/share /usr/local/var /usr/local/Cellar /usr/local/Homebrew /usr/local/Frameworks -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} ;
rmdir: /usr/local/opt: Permission denied
rmdir: /usr/local/var: Permission denied
rmdir: /usr/local/Cellar: Permission denied
rmdir: /usr/local/Homebrew: Permission denied
rmdir: /usr/local/Frameworks: Permission denied
==> /usr/bin/sudo rmdir /usr/local/Homebrew
rmdir: /usr/local/Homebrew: Permission denied
Warning: Failed during: /usr/bin/sudo rmdir /usr/local/Homebrew
Warning: Homebrew partially uninstalled (but there were steps that failed)!
To finish uninstalling rerun this script with sudo.
The following possible Homebrew files were not deleted:
/usr/local/bin/
/usr/local/.com.apple.installer.keep
/usr/local/jamf/
/usr/local/include/
/usr/local/sbin/
/usr/local/remotedesktop/
/usr/local/etc/
/usr/local/Homebrew/
/usr/local/var/
/usr/local/McAfee/
/usr/local/lib/
/usr/local/opt/
/usr/local/Frameworks/
/usr/local/Cellar/
/usr/local/share/
You may wish to remove them yourself.

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commented Jan 3, 2019

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.

For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

Great! Work in Mojave too. Regards!

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commented Jan 4, 2019

@jasanchezo Awesome man!!!I confirm that this command works in Mojave!

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commented Jan 5, 2019

after upgrading to High Sierra, uninstall brew & re-install with the below command to ensure the linking to the brew github and associated permissions to the local folder work correctly:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Thank you! Worked for me as well. - Mojave 10.14.2

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commented Jan 14, 2019

Thanks.

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commented Jan 16, 2019

Thanks.

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commented Jan 23, 2019

This worked for me as I could now chown all of /usr/local/

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.

For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

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commented Jan 26, 2019

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.
For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

Great! Work in Mojave too. Regards!

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.

For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

Work fine for me on Mojave, i used
sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local/Homebrew

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commented Jan 30, 2019

after upgrading to High Sierra, uninstall brew & re-install with the below command to ensure the linking to the brew github and associated permissions to the local folder work correctly:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

ftw. years later. thanks.

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commented Feb 3, 2019

sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local

It works for me

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commented Feb 4, 2019

Worked for me!

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commented Feb 5, 2019

sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local/*

The slash and start was needed in my case.

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commented Feb 6, 2019

I used this, and it seems to have helped, HOWEVER the system seems to be slower now. BREW commands seem to have more lag to them. Any ideas how to fix this?

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commented Feb 12, 2019

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.

For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

I tried the fix above today to create a brew python link and it worked. Thanks @pointum

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commented Mar 11, 2019

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.
For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

I tried the fix above today to create a brew python link and it worked. Thanks @pointum

I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS FOR SOOO LONG!!! Thank you so much man, really appreciate you sharing this!!

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commented Mar 12, 2019

Thanks @pointum !

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commented Mar 12, 2019

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
this works perfect. thanks!

Worked thanks

THIS is the correct solution. You need to update/install homebrew.

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commented Mar 13, 2019

Thanks @Bloodsucker, worked nicely for me, no need to reinstall Brew packages.

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commented Mar 15, 2019

sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*

Re: High Sierra:
This worked for me, thanks @mihkell!

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commented Mar 18, 2019

npm cache clear --force

Thanks you this work for me

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commented Mar 21, 2019

Why is this the solution instead of making brew install as sudo properly?

I guess brew users have no more than one user on their system?

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commented Mar 24, 2019

Thanks @aether2501 for your solution to this problem. I’m trying to comply with the requirements for getting the multiplatform Boden framework installed on Mac OS Mojave, for Android builds.
The third and last step was to run,
brew install python3 cmake but it gave,
Error: An unexpected error occurred during the brew link step
The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local
Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

I ran that script you recommended,

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

It worked perfectly.

Again, I ran, brew install python3 cmake, but got

Warning: python 3.7.2_2 is already installed, it's just not linked
You can use brew link python to link this version.

So, ran
brew link python getting:
Linking /usr/local/Cellar/python/3.7.2_2... 20 symlinks created.
Success, I suppose :-)

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commented Mar 25, 2019

No need to chown the whole /usr/local if brew only fails to create a single directory.

For example, I fixed this error:

Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

With this command:

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

Thank you!!!!

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commented Mar 26, 2019

@pointum Thanks! It worked. Problem solved!

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commented Apr 5, 2019

@pointum It worked! Thanks a lot!!!

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commented Apr 7, 2019

High Sierra:
This worked for me, thanks!

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commented Apr 8, 2019

@pointum Thank you! It worked like a charmed.

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commented Apr 10, 2019

@j3pic
thanks

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commented Apr 10, 2019

@pointum Thank you!

https://gist.github.com/irazasyed/7732946#gistcomment-2235469 is the direct link to his comment

Also, if you use fish it doesn't need the $ before (whoami):

sudo install -d -o (whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

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commented Apr 17, 2019

sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks

this worked for me in this case.

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commented Apr 22, 2019

Thank You [High Sierra(17G65)]
sudo install -d -o $(whoami) -g admin /usr/local/Frameworks
worked perfectly

then, just had to relink with
brew link python

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commented Apr 24, 2019

if you are using terminal,
login with local user, and then you can run this script

sudo chown -R $USER <directory_project>

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commented May 2, 2019

@pointum You command worked for me, Thank you.

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commented May 7, 2019

@pointum Thank you.

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commented May 7, 2019

did sudo on the 2 directories it was complaining for

sudo chmod u+w /usr/local/share/man/man8
sudo chmod u+w /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

boom success

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commented May 8, 2019

@aether2501 thanks! wasn't sure about messing with the permissions myself either, and this solved the problem!

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commented May 14, 2019

Error: An unexpected error occurred during the `brew link` step
The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local
Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks
Error: Permission denied @ dir_s_mkdir - /usr/local/Frameworks

How to solve:

sudo mkdir /usr/local/Frameworks
sudo chown $(whoami):admin /usr/local/Frameworks

It works fine for me

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commented May 16, 2019

@pointum
it worked well for me. Thanks!!

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commented May 19, 2019

Thank you a lot! This works for me. High Sierra 10.13.6

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commented May 23, 2019

Thanks @pointum. Works for me.

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commented May 31, 2019

Worked for me on Mojave. It's also true that you don't need to do the whole directory. No apparent harm to doing it all though.

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commented Jun 21, 2019

Thanks @pointum

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commented Jun 26, 2019

Thanks @pointum

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commented Jun 29, 2019

thanks @pointum

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commented Jul 9, 2019

thanks @mikhell!

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commented Jul 23, 2019

@pointum Thanks!

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commented Jul 30, 2019

Thanks @mihkell.
sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*
Worked for High Sierra, installed xml2 to RedHat server

This was causing problems while installing R's 'tidyverse' package

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commented Aug 3, 2019

Thank you, just works

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