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Installing git-flow on El Captain, an "Insufficient privileges to write to MacPorts install prefix." error return?

Im trying to install git-flow, however running into this error "Insufficient privileges to write to MacPorts install prefix."

I am the admin of the computer and Xcode and MacPorts is up to date. Anyone have any ideas?

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

In El Capitan certain parts of the OS are now sandboxed that weren't before. Ie you really don't have root anymore unless you specifically disable the system integrity features that are new with 10.11. Be warned! You'll now have the priveleges also to mess up your system. Here's a link I found about it. http://osxdaily.com/2015/10/05/disable-rootless-system-integrity-protection-mac-os-x/