Insufficient privileges?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Apr 17 17:51:44 PDT 2011

On Apr 17, 2011, at 16:27, earachefl wrote:

> I'm trying to install ImageMagick on 10.5 , using "$magick> sudo port install
> ImageMagick" and get error message: "Error: Insufficient privileges to write
> to MacPorts install prefix." I've run sudo port selfupdate already. What
> should I try? Thanks!

Curious. You'd think with sudo you'd be getting root privileges which should be able to do *anything*.

Have you set macportsuser to something (other than root) in macports.conf?

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