Root make install fail permission denied

Hi everyone,

I’ve been using ROOT at work for a while now and I thought it might be a good idea to install it on my laptop. I’m using Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid ibex) .
The problem is when i want to make install in my usr/local/lib/root, it refuses and tells me it can’t create directory and permission is denied. I tried to su-to-root but without success,
I know it probably have something to do with privileges but I wouldn’t really want to enable these as it is a security in case something goes wrong.

So how can i make install ROOT without enabling privileges?

Thank you all :smiley:

So, do not use the install option when you configure. Download the source tar file in say $HOME/root, then

./configure make

oh, I thought i had to use that option as it kept telling me root was not installed.
thank you very much though that solves my problem :slight_smile: