I failed to install gmp 5.02

Asked by Magnus Dicander on 2011-12-19

I have had some problems with gmp (Gnu bignum C-library) so i tried to install a new version. When i followed the install-instructions until the command "make install". It gave the error-message: couldn't create directory "/usr/local/share/info" : access denied.
Whats wrong? Is it
1: Gmp-install shouldn't mess with "/usr/local/share/"-directory? or
2: Gmp-install should be allowed to make new directories there?
If the answer is 2, then how will it be fixed?
2a: Official upgrade or
2b: I'll have to chmod some directories to allow scripts to make new subdirectories .
if 2b, then how do i do it?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-terminal 3.0.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Dec 19 23:44:45 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110901)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-26 (84 days ago)

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2011-12-19
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2011-12-20

This question was originally filed as bug #906624.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug. There is also a vibrant support community available at http://askubuntu.com and you might consider asking your question there.

delance (olivier-delance) said : #2

I presume command is
   sudo make install
as files will be copied on folders owned by root.

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