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Re: zsh, compinit and ownership

On 30 January 2012 17:56, Jay Levitt <jay.levitt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have zsh installed on my Mac via homebrew, which expects packages to
> live under /usr/local and be owned by the primary user (in my case,
> user "jay").  But I think zsh expects its sitewide directories to be
> owned by root and only root.  So with ownership like:
> drwxr-xr-x  3 jay  staff   102B Oct  1 16:12
> /usr/local/Cellar/zsh/4.3.12/share/zsh/site-functions/
> I get the following with "sudo -s":
> % sudo -s
> Password:
> zsh compinit: insecure directories and files, run compaudit for list.
> Ignore insecure directories and files and continue [y] or abort compinit [n]? n
> compinit: initialization aborted
> Is there a way around this conflict, to tell zsh "No, trust me, it's
> ok to be owned by jay"?  Or is the only solution to teach homebrew to
> have that folder owned by root?
> See also:
>  https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/issues/7801#issuecomment-2187273

There's a flag for compinit to ignore insecure directories, the top of
the file has a huge comment explaining it, or it might be in the
manpage too.

Mikael Magnusson

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