Error while copying license file - Intel® Compilers for Mac OS X

 

 

Problem : 

During installation, an error message of "Error while copying license file. Please make sure you have write permission to the license folder" will result if the user does not have write permission to the directory /Users/Shared/Library/Application\ Support/Intel/Licenses.
 

 

Environment : 

Mac OS X, Intel Compiler 11.1
A related article pertaining to Mac OS X, Intel Compiler 9.1, 10.1, 11.0 can be found here.


Root Cause : 

The error "Error while copying license file. Please make sure you have write permissions to the license folder." will appear if the user does not have write permission to the directory /Users/Shared/Library/Application\ Support/Intel/Licenses.

This directory by default has write permission enabled, however, installation of other third party products such as Adobe products might change the permission for this directory. This change in permission will result in an error during installation of Intel® Compiler Products because the installer can not create a license file in this directory.

Even if the user provide their own license file instead of a serial number, the error will still occur if the installer can not copy the license to the directory /Users/Shared/Library/Application\ Support/Intel/Licenses.



Resolution : 

Assuming that you have a valid serial number or product license, the solution is to enable write permission for the directory Users/Shared/Library/Application\ Support/Intel/Licenses.


 
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