[ACCEPTED]-original brew update Error needs to run git fetch --unshallow, but got another git fatal-homebrew

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Score: 59

I dug a little after trying to deal with 8 the git repo, but the simplest thing that 7 fixed it for me was untapping and then retapping 6 the casks repo

brew untap homebrew/cask
brew tap homebrew/cask

that put everything back in 5 order.

I haven't RTFM'd lately, but I'm guessing 4 this has something to do with how casks 3 seem to be moving into the main homebrew 2 repo (or at least that's how it seems as 1 a naive user).

Score: 11

I tried to run: $ git -C "/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core" fetch

then: $ git -C "/usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-core" fetch --unshallow

brew update seems OK now.


Score: 0

In my case I was getting this

$ brew update
ERROR: Repository not found.
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
Error: Fetching /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Taps/myf/homebrew-formulas failed!

Notice the 3 myf/homebrew-formulas in the last line. This is one of my old 2 repos not accessible anymore.

I got it solved 1 with

$ brew untap myf/homebrew-formulas

Untapping myf/formulas...
Untapped 5 formulae (37 files, 63KB).

Other commands I tried

$ brew upgrade
$ brew update-reset
$ brew doctor

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