make install DESTDIR

Thomas Jollans thomas at
Sat Aug 21 01:39:47 CEST 2010

On Saturday 21 August 2010, it occurred to aj to exclaim:
> I am trying to install python with make install DESTDIR=/home/blah

>                 --prefix=/ 


> creating /lib/python2.6
> error: could not create '/lib/python2.6': Permission denied
> make: *** [sharedinstall] Error 1

Obviously, the flags you specified didn't have the effect you intended. 


should do the trick.

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