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Today I was trying to install a tool called mackup, which will help backup/restore your configurations to/from Dropbox.
As this is the first time for me to use it, I choose the simple way to install it, homebrew, the command was clear and simple
brew install mackup
But sadly I faced a problem with the permission to create a folder within the directory
/usr/local/ which is needed
python 3, so after I looked around, I found that the best solution will
be to :
- Restart in rescue mode.
- Disable System integrity using the command
- Restart back and run the command
sudo chmod -R $(whoami) /usr/local.
- Restart back to rescue mode.
- Enable System integrity using the command
- Restart back in normal mode and run the install command again.
brew install mackup will work without any problem, as the core problem in my case related to the fact
that virtualbox has installed some python library using root permission to
python 2.7 site-packages directory,
no idea what is the relationship between those two, but the trick has solved my problem, and I hope it will help you too.