zsh compinit: insecure directories

The Solution to zsh compinit: insecure directories is


This fixed it for me:

$ sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/local/share/zsh/site-functions

Credit: a post on zsh mailing list


EDIT: As pointed out by @biocyberman in the comments. You may need to update the owner of site-functions as well:

$ sudo chown -R root:root /usr/local/share/zsh/site-functions

On my machine (OSX 10.9), I do not need to do this but YMMV.

EDIT2: On OSX 10.11, only this worked:

$ sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/local/share/zsh
$ sudo chown -R root:staff /usr/local/share/zsh

Also user:staff is the correct default permission on OSX.

~ Answered on 2012-12-09 08:07:40


Most Viewed Questions: