Error from Updater Application Cron Script Found non-writable path(s): /home/USERNAME/public_html/.htaccess.sample

Any Solutions?

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I guess it's just a permission problem.

Just make this .htaccess.sample writeable for the user that runs the script

You can find the permissions documentation on the official website: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/install-gde/prereq/file-system-perms.html

  • Yes. But I actually dont have this file in the directory! .htaccess.sample! So weird
    – styzzz
    Sep 20, 2017 at 17:07

I had the same problem with that .htaccess.sample.

And I thought it was a permission problem but it was not so what I did is I created that .htaccess.sample file and I run my cron using this commands "bin/magento cron:run" then "bin/magento indexer:reindex" and it solves my problem.

I hope this would help

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