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    make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1 and alike errors when trying to install SDL

    Im trying to install SDL.
    i follow this guide:
    but then i come to make install, everything seems okay until it displays this:

    /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 libSDLmain.a /usr/lib/libSDLmain.a
    /usr/bin/install: Can't make normal file '/usr/lib/libSDLmain.a': permision denied
    make[3]: *** [install-libLIBRARIES] Error 1
    make[3]: Leaving dictonary
    make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving dictonary
    make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving dictonary '/home/jk/Desktop/SDL-1.2.8.tar.gz_FILES/SDL-1.2.8/src'
    make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

    have anybody a idea or solution?

    thank you
    Jens Kristian Egsgaard

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    heh, good answer

    thank you so much... guess it is every newbie's default error...

    but brain**** REALLY IS brain****...

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    I did that, same error!

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    Linux User Daan's Avatar
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    How about apt-get?

    Probably those libraries are available in the Debian repositories and can be installed through aptitude or synaptic. Have a look for the development packages (ending in -dev most often).
    OS's I use: Debian testing, Debian stable, Ubuntu, OpenSuse 12.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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