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While I was trying to install intltool on unbuntu I got this:

install: cannot create directory /usr/share/doc/intltool-0.35.5: Permission denied

Today is my first day using Ubuntu so I apologize if this is a basic question.

To get this error I typed:

make install

and also:

make install &&
install -v -m644 -D doc/I18N-HOWTO \
    /usr/share/doc/intltool-0.35.5/I18N-HOWTO

and I also tried:

sudo make install &&
install -v -m644 -D doc/I18N-HOWTO \
    /usr/share/doc/intltool-0.35.5/I18N-HOWTO
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Why did you try to install this from source? Use the Ubuntu packages and the system will keep them up to date:

sudo aptitude install intltool
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Oops. You're right. –  lipton Sep 18 '09 at 17:15
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You might want to try:

sudo make install && sudo install -v -m644 -D doc/I18N-HOWTO \ 
/usr/share/doc/intltool-0.35.5/I18N-HOWTO

sudo executes the immediately following command as superuser you need to put it in front of both commands.

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