[Pythonmac-SIG] Solution to some SWIG Install problems on Mac OS X

Henning.Ramm@mediapro-gmbh.de Henning.Ramm at mediapro-gmbh.de
Fri Dec 9 09:51:51 CET 2005

>(3) running 'make install' would not work since I had no permission to 
>write in some directories. I don't fully understand this since 
>I am the 
>admin and I was running logged in as such, but to no avail.
>    Solution:  run this as
>sudo make install
>type in the password and you're off.

An admin user is not root, and it's better this way;
it's far less a security issue if you can 'get root'
at every time with sudo than if you would run everything
constantly as root (or an admin user with root permissions).

Greetlings, HR

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