pycharm interpreter installation error--permission denied?
i have recently installed python ide pycharm, which is about 800 mb in size, I successfully installed pycharm interpreter ide, but when i try to start a new project, it give me error indicating: permission denied, to reference underlying interpreter in given directory, what are the problems and how to fix, any recommendation
- husoskiLv 72 months ago
Make sure you're not trying to use a system directory to store your project files in. If you're not an admin running elevated, that will cause a 'permission denied' error.
Also, if you use add-on packages from PyPI or some other repository in your project, PyCharm may try to update the selected interpreter with the required version of those packages. For system-wide installations, that requires elevation, too. Probably the best option there is to use a "virtual environment". You can read more about that from a PyCharm point of view at:
...and about Python virtual environments in general starting at the docs for the "venv" module:
...and following links from there to the original proposal (PEP 405) and other docs.