Author Topic: ERROR: Can't create '/usr/local/man/man1'  (Read 480 times)


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 18
ERROR: Can't create '/usr/local/man/man1'
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:45:58 AM »
I followed all the instructions on the install page, but when I get to "sudo make install" I get this error:

ERROR: Can't create '/usr/local/man/man1'
mkdir /usr/local/man: File exists at /usr/share/perl/5.26/ExtUtils/ line 477.

 at -e line 1.
Makefile:1508: recipe for target 'pure_site_install' failed
make: *** [pure_site_install] Error 17

It appears to manifying a bunch of pod documents before it gets to this point.

Phil Harvey

  • ExifTool Author
  • Administrator
  • ExifTool Freak
  • *****
  • Posts: 16734
    • ExifTool Home Page
Re: ERROR: Can't create '/usr/local/man/man1'
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 07:17:26 PM »
No worries.  You don't need to install ExifTool to use it.  Just move exiftool and its lib directory to wherever you want and run it from there.

- Phil
...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).