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following the instructions at Getting started with Zope and Plone in an attempt to install Plone 2.0.5

I get an error when trying to build python 2.3.7: /usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/bin/python2.3': Permission denied make: *** [altbininstall] Error 1

I'm assuming I can't install into the /usr directory... Any idea how to work around this?

asked 19 Jan '11, 20:02

iotacenter
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Try running it like this,

./configure --prefix=$HOME

This tells it to use the default paths for your user.

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answered 20 Jan '11, 17:29

johns
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Are you running step 7 as outlined here,

http://docs.webfaction.com/software/zope-and-plone/getting-started.html#getting-started-with-plone-2-0-5

By entering, ./configure --prefix=~/webapps/{application} you should override the default path of /usr/ with the build.

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answered 19 Jan '11, 20:46

johns
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yes-- But perhaps there is something I don't understand here-- when I leave the tilde in, I get the error: "configure: error: expected an absolute directory name for --prefix:"

if I replace the tilde with the full filepath, the configure seems to work, but then it tries to install in the wrong directory...

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answered 20 Jan '11, 14:04

iotacenter
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ah! apparently the configure works if there's a space put in: ./configure --prefix= ~/webapps/{application}

However, I still get the same error when trying to make an install: cannot create regular file `/bin/python2.3': Permission denied make: *** [altbininstall] Error 1

(20 Jan '11, 14:16) iotacenter
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