Recently when I was trying to run
brew update on my Mac I was hitting errors that claimed I had uncommitted changes to my local brew and yet I hadn’t made any changes. It didn’t matter what I did, the changes would not revert and the errors would not go away.
brew doctor revealed there were uncommitted changes so I followed the fix instructions to no avail.
The problem turned out to be caused by line-endings that were being modified due to my local
Making the global fix commonly recommended on stackoverflow.com didn’t help, due to my local settings over-riding the settings.
This didn’t work:
git config --global core.autocrlf false
Reverting all local changes to brew after adding any necessary changes to
~/.gitattributes for the line-endings / binary:
cd /usr/local/Library git rm --cached -r . git reset --hard origin/master git status
git rm --cached -r . will remove all local files preparing your local directory to accept the correct attributes.
git reset --hard origin/master pulls all changes back in
git status should now say:
On branch master Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'. nothing to commit, working directory clean