#231 Get error when installing ngspice in home directory

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nobody
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2013-02-13
2013-02-13
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On machines where I don't have root access, it's not uncommon that I'll use the --prefix option for ./configure to make the install directory somewhere under my home directory. I did that with ngspice, but I get this error:

test -z "/home/milleri/ngspice/share/ngspice/include/ngspice" || /bin/mkdir -p "/home/milleri/ngspice/share/ngspice/include/ngspice"
/bin/mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/milleri': Permission denied

I've never encountered this before. For some reason, it's griping that it can't create my home directory, which is already there.

This is what I'm running on:
Linux version 3.0.0-1-amd64 (Debian 3.0.0-1) (ben@decadent.org.uk) (gcc version 4.5.3 (Debian 4.5.3-4) ) #1 SMP Sun Jul 24 02:24:44 UTC 2011

Discussion

  • Timothy Miller

    Timothy Miller - 2013-02-13
    • status: open --> closed-invalid
     
  • Timothy Miller

    Timothy Miller - 2013-02-13

    Sorry. I figured out my stupid mistake.

     

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