[Matplotlib-users] GEOS installation for Basemap package

Julian Gethmann mail.python.org at gethmann.org
Mon Aug 7 12:58:00 EDT 2017


You are not allowed to create the directory /include as a normal user, 
because it is under / which is owned by root. If you really want to 
install it to this location you need to become super user first.
So the last `make install` should be an `sudo make install`.

But I would also stick to Paul Hobson's solution of using conda [1] or 
in your case homebrew [2].

[1] https://www.continuum.io/downloads
[2] https://brew.sh/

Best regards,

On 07/17/2017 08:30 AM, Ahlam Al Qasim wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> I hope this email finds you well. I am trying to get the Basemap package on
> my mac, and have been following the instructions based on this webpage:
> https://matplotlib.org/basemap/users/installing.html. I don't have GEOS
> already installed so I tried following steps on the website to download it
> with Basemap:
> cd geos-3.3.3
> export GEOS_DIR=<where you want the libs and headers to go>
> # A reasonable choice on a Unix-like system is /usr/local, or
> # if you don't have permission to write there, your home directory.
> ./configure --prefix=$GEOS_DIR
> make; make install
> However, I am getting errors at the third step (make; make install).
> Attached is a copy of what I get on my python console, if it helps. I think
> the error occurs when trying to create the /include directory, but I'm not
> sure how to fix it. I'm still new to python so any help would be much
> appreciated!
> Best regards,
> Ahlam Al Qasim
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