I want to install autoconf and automake from the source on a Mac OS X 10.10.5 machine running Xcode 4.2.1. The problem is anything that I try and install I have to rely on autoconf. Therefore, I am trying to install autoconf I need to enter a password, and I tried other ways but it shows an error in installing

the Error shown:

install: /usr/local/bin/autom4te: Permission denied
make[3]: *** [install-binSCRIPTS] Error 71
make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [install] Error 2

when I use --> sudo make install it shows the following:

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.


And when I try installing the automake, it requires me to install the autoconf first

Anyone please thank you

  • I recommend installing in a location to which you have write permission. – William Pursell Aug 5 at 11:26
  • i did it, but it didn't work – Ghas Aug 5 at 13:42
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    "it didn't work" is my favorite well-specified error message. – William Pursell Aug 6 at 12:37
  • It looks like your problem is that you are unable to authenticate yourself with sudo. If you cannot use sudo, just build autoconf with configure --prefix=/some/path/to/which/you/have/write/permission – William Pursell Aug 6 at 12:40
  • it shows the same thing for the password; and i tried doing it without including the sudo, it shows error as shown in the question – Ghas Aug 7 at 6:42

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