View Full Version : Problem installing Python, permission error

July 14th, 2010, 10:57 PM
I am trying to install Python and I am running into some trouble. After reading most of last night on different languages, I choose Python and I also read how to install it.
Code Steps
./configure [worked]
make [worked]
make install [problem]
It says I need permission to install this.

mike@mike-desktop:~$ make install
/usr/bin/install -c python /usr/local/bin/python2.7
/usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/bin/python2.7': Permission denied
make: *** [altbininstall] Error 1

Any help would be awesome.

July 14th, 2010, 11:43 PM
You have to run make install as root:

sudo make install

If you don't need specifically Python 2.7 you can use the Python version that is installed by default on Ubuntu without installing anything.