Build From Source ./configure errors

Ethan Blanton elb at
Sun Nov 10 17:15:16 EST 2013

Michael Bau spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I am trying to build Pidgin from the source and when I run ./configure, I
> get the following errors:
> ./configure: line 2672: config.log: Permission denied
> ./configure: line 2682: config.log: Permission denied
> Google hasn't been very helpful in solving the issue. If I should post this
> in the developers list, my apologies.

This means you extracted your source directory to somewhere you cannot
write to.  If you extracted it as root, that's why.  If you installed
it using a package management system, there may be a group you need to
belong to to build it.


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