Permission denied #1

sumardi opened this Issue Sep 8, 2012 · 5 comments


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sumardi commented Sep 8, 2012

I got this error when building:

error: couldn't create directory /Users/smd/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins/OMColorSense.xcplugin/Contents: Permission denied

If you have similar error message, just create Plug-ins directory and chmod 777.

$ sudo mkdir /Users/smd/Library/Application\ Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins/
$ sudo chmod -R 777 /Users/smd/Library/Application\ Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins/

omz commented Sep 8, 2012

Thanks, I've added a link to this issue in the readme file.

toygar commented Sep 8, 2012

Thanks ;)

Ch00rD commented Sep 11, 2012

For Xcode 4.4.1 / OS X 10.8.1, the Developer folder is located at ~/Library/Developer. So, I assumed (perhaps incorrectly...) that we should change the path in Xcode's Build Settings for Project, from

$(HOME)/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins



and similarly, for Target, to


to get it to work, and if necessary use the above commands with the path


This seemed to work on my system - I did not have to create the folder or set permissions manually.

However, I did not see the plugin actually working after restarting Xcode. Am I perhaps missing something silly?


omz commented Sep 11, 2012

As far as I can tell, both locations (~/Library/Developer/... and ~/Library/Application Support/Developer/...) exist for Xcode 4.4.1 (which I also use). But it seems that Xcode only loads plugins from ~/Library/Application Support.... This isn't documented anywhere, of course, so there could be another location that I'm not aware of.

Ch00rD commented Oct 9, 2012

Indeed, my assumption was wrong, and it does work fine when I moved the file to $(HOME)/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins (after manually creating the folders to complete the latter part of that path).

It's a neat little tool. Thanks! :) And I apologise for my late reply to your helpful response.

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