Kai Rycroft Kai Rycroft - 7 months ago 48
Python Question

Errno 13 when installing python package

I'm pretty new to programming and I've just downloaded Ubuntu onto my laptop.
The problem I'm having is when I try to install the python package tabulate (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/tabulate) from the terminal it displays an error telling me I don't have permission to do so.

kai@kai-HP-Notebook:~$ pip install tabulate
Downloading/unpacking tabulate
Downloading tabulate-0.7.5.tar.gz
Running setup.py (path:/tmp/pip_build_kai/tabulate/setup.py) egg_info for package tabulate

Installing collected packages: tabulate
Running setup.py install for tabulate
error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tabulate.py'
Complete output from command /usr/bin/python -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip_build_kai/tabulate/setup.py';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-If5xKf-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile:
running install

running build

running build_py

creating build

creating build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7

copying tabulate.py -> build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7

running install_lib

copying build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/tabulate.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages

error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tabulate.py'

----------------------------------------
Cleaning up...
Command /usr/bin/python -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip_build_kai/tabulate/setup.py';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-If5xKf-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip_build_kai/tabulate
Storing debug log for failure in /home/kai/.pip/pip.log


What I am doing wrong? I'm sure its quite an easy problem to get around.

Answer

Answered by @JRodDynamite: Use

sudo pip install tabulate