Error: Insufficient privileges to write to MacPorts install prefix.

Rainer Müller raimue at
Fri Aug 7 01:37:21 PDT 2015

On 2015-08-07 07:03, Jim Mattingly wrote:
> Getting the above-referenced error code when attempting command: port
> install pspp, Have even tried sudo, although it is only a single-user
> computer at home, then sudo scolds me and asks for a password I don’t
> have. Downloaded Xcode from app store and macports, according to
> macports guide, and env command worked just fine, but both install
> and selfupdate commands tell me I don’t have the necessary privileges
> to run them. Simply running commands on apple terminal with Xcode
> open. Any ideas what to do? I’m perhaps a relatively advance user,
> but not an IT pro, so perhaps there is something simple I’m
> overlooking.

You can't use sudo without setting a password for your user account.


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