"make install" error: Permission denied

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by moonman239, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    I'm trying to install something into the /usr/lib directory, but I get a "permission denied" error. I tried changing the permissions to 755 via the chmod command. chmod did not complain.

    This is very annoying.
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    The ./configure and make steps are done as normal user then your make install step is usually done as sudo make install. You have to enter your password to allow the install as root or super user as they call it sometimes.

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