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Uncommitted modifications error, but no changes appear #14324

antun opened this Issue · 5 comments

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I'm installing homebrew for the first time. When I run brew doctor, I get:

Warning: You have uncommitted modifications to Homebrew
If this a surprise to you, then you should stash these modifications.
Stashing returns Homebrew to a pristine state but can be undone
should you later need to do so for some reason.
    cd /usr/local && git stash

If I run cd /usr/local && git stash, it says "No local changes to save".

If I run "git status" from /usr/local, I get:

# On branch master
nothing to commit (working directory clean)

Any ideas?


@mxcl want to take a crack at this one?


What is the output from: git status -s -- Library/Homebrew.

Also you should brew update (I believe: I changed the output of that doctor check last week). If it claims up to date, what's the output from brew --config?


I only just saw your reply. In the meantime I had found the problem; I was using an older version of git: ( It was located at /usr/local/bin/git. I downloaded the latest version ( which installed itself at /usr/local/git/bin/git. That fixed the problem.

@antun antun closed this

Seems like we maybe need to check the got version for brew doctor.


There is a git version check:

Could be broken though.

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