Brew update is painfully slow

Running brew update on a macOS executor takes several minutes. I think this is something CircleCI can fix by regularly running this on whatever base image you use. If you did this once a week (or better yet, once a day), running it as part of a CI job should be much quicker.

Note that this was already reported in another post.

While it’s true that setting HOMEBREW_NO_AUTO_UPDATE=1 does make brew install run much quicker, it also means it’s not up to date.

Hey there,

Welcome to our community!

Thanks for this feedback, could you please add a feature request using our ideas page: to have the machine team run brew update more frequently?


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