Could not start watchman / Linux Mint


#1

I’m using ember on Linux Mint. When I start ember s I get the following message: Could not start watchman Visit https://ember-cli.com/user-guide/#watchman for more info.

However… the link has no information on not being able to start watchman - only on not being able to find it. How can I resolve this?

Thanks, Chris.


#2

You don’t really need to. AFAIK watchman is just an optional file watcher that works better than the built-in one. So… if you have it installed it uses watchman, if not, it prints that warning and uses the default one. I’ve been working on ember projects for 3 years now and get that message every single time I start ember s, no ill effects.


#3

Thanks dknutsen… that’s good information to know!

In anycase I continued playing and followed these instructions:

The message is now gone.