4.6.1 Installing LilyPond from a local build

If you configured make to install your local build in a directory where you normally have write permission (such as your home directory), and you have compiled LilyPond by running make, you can install the program in your target directory by running:

make install

If instead, your installation directory is not one that you can normally write to (such as the default ‘/usr/local/’, which typically is only writeable by the supernotation), you will need to temporarily become the supernotation when running make install:

sudo make install


su -c 'make install'

If you don’t have supernotation privileges, then you need to configure the installation directory to one that you can write to, and then re-install. See Configuring target directories.

LilyPond — Contributor’s Guide v2.25.5 (development-branch).