I have a Client with Magento 2.1.7, I need to success the Readiness Check so I can install extensions or upgrade Magento version...

All the checks are ok! It says to:

"Your PHP version is correct (7.0.33)"

but the Check Cron Scripts failed.

Error from Updater Application Cron Script:
Found non-writable path(s):

The file does even exist, and if I create it with permission 755 the problem is the same...

I think the problem is on CRON failing, in details:

When I run "php bin/magento setup:cron:run" to execute the CRON I got an error on the log:

PHP Parse error:  syntax error, unexpected 'class' (T_CLASS), expecting identifier (T_STRING) or variable (T_VARIABLE) or '{' or '$' in /var/www/vhosts/gevi/httpdocs/vendor/magento/framework/Console/Cli.php on line 72

Seems that php code is incorrect? Incompatible between Magento version and PHP version? But it says version 7.0 is ok!



  • can you share screenshot of error to get better idea about the error?
    – Mohit Rane
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 5:06
  • added! the problem is that the cron wont run? Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 10:38
  • can you tell me which commands are you using for changing php version?
    – Mohit Rane
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 10:46
  • im not changing php version, its 7.0.33 right now Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 10:52
  • you must have changed it before right? i'm saying this because it could be the reason for your error
    – Mohit Rane
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 10:54

1 Answer 1


Just create Magento folder in your app/design/frontend and app/design/adminhtml, Most of the time it should solve the problem.

 cd <magento_root>
 find var generated vendor pub/static pub/media app/etc -type f -exec chmod u+w {} +
 find var generated vendor pub/static pub/media app/etc -type d -exec chmod u+w {} +
 chmod u+x bin/magento

Use this commands:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f
php bin/magento cache:clean
php bin/magento cache:flush

Hope it Helps.

  • I already have a Magento folder in app/design/frontend, I have to set some particular permission? Can you explain "can be solved by using root making www-data the owner and giving 775 to folders and files" are you referring to Magento folder? Thanks! Commented Jul 18, 2019 at 14:03
  • please check updated answer
    – Mohit Rane
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 5:02
  • "Operation not permitted", i'm in SSH through putty with the user of this subdomain but seems not root, can I operate via PLESK? Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 9:27
  • using su -root I dont have root password and on PLESK seems not present root user (only admin) but via SSH su -admin says "admin not exist" :( Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 10:39
  • any solution? :( Commented Jul 22, 2019 at 9:23

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