brew cleanup want to clean mysql data directory #14359

goofansu opened this Issue Aug 21, 2012 · 5 comments


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I installed mysql with pkg from mysql website without homebrew, but when I execute 'brew cleanup', it told:

find: /usr/local/mysql-5.1.63-osx10.6-x86_64/data: Permission denied

This is happening in rm_DS_Store, which should probably be a little less aggressive.

adamv commented Jan 18, 2013

Should a -perm be added to the find?


It's just looking in there rather than trying to clean it up so don't worry @goofansu.

adamv commented Jan 18, 2013

Should we pipe to nul or something? If nothing, close this.

adamv commented Jan 20, 2013

Closing since this was trying to remove a .DS_Store file it did not have permission to, not the data folder itself.

Possibly cleanup should not be doing this anymore, but I'll let someone else figure that out and submit a pull request.

@adamv adamv closed this Jan 20, 2013
@Sharpie Sharpie pushed a commit to Sharpie/homebrew that referenced this issue Feb 19, 2013
@MikeMcQuaid MikeMcQuaid brew-cleanup: don't whine about permission denied.
Closes #14359.
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