[Numpy-discussion] Installation problem NumPy-1.0.3 on Linux x86_64 Python 2.4.2

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 12:31:08 EDT 2007

2007/8/21, Vivian Tini <v.tini at tu-bs.de>:
> Dear All,
> I am trying to install the package NumPy-1.0.3 on Linux x86_64 with Python
> version 2.4.2 and after using the standard installation command :
> python setup.py install
> I received the following error message:
> error: could not create '/usr/local/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/numpy':
> Permission denied
> What is the cause of this problem? What kind of permission do I need?

Root permission. If you want to install it in a local folder, try
--prefix=/home/something/local and set PYTHONPATH to

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