Can't install anything from Terminal? Permission denied to directories?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rku, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Rku macrumors newbie

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    Dec 16, 2011
    #1
    Hi,

    I'm using my admin account on my new macbook air with Lion trying to install some developer tools like pip. I always get a "Permission denied" error for all my installs. It seems I don't have write permissions for any directories. I guess I could change permissions for all of my directories but I don't think that's a great solution.

    Does anyone have an idea why I would get permission denied errors by default?

    Thank you.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Mar 26, 2008
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    West Suburban Boston Ma
    #2
    Do not go off changing permissions in a bunch of directories without knowing exactly what you are doing!!! That is a good way to wind up with an unbootable system.
     

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