Run as Admin? Eh?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sehnsucht77, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2008
    i am trying to run a program to update via terminal and ran into a snag with the following message:

    "You don't have permission to change the installation in any way,
    specifically, the directory /usr/local/*****/*****/*****/ is not writable.
    Please run this program as administrator, or contact your local admin."

    Thing is, I am the admin and there is only one account on my laptop which DOES have admin rights. I was logged in as the Admin when I tried to run the script to update a program.

    How do I deal with this? Thx
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. Pheo macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    Yep, admin permissions are normally not granted unless specifically requesyed
  4. sehnsucht77, Apr 8, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012

    sehnsucht77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2008
    Thanks y'all. I tried sudo and the command went through.

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