When I run the command
curl -L https://fly.io/install.sh | sh
This is the output
mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/my-user-name’: Permission denied
I have no idea why it tries to create a directory called /my-user-name, I have no idea if I fucked up with something prior to the installation or something like that.
We need some more info to know what’s going on I think:
What type of computer/OS are you on? Are you running as user root? Perhaps in a server or Docker environment?
Cram as much extra info in as you can, it’ll help a lot!
I’m using a simple Ubuntu and I’m running as root.
Yesterday I remember I was trying to install the toolkit, but found a different error.
I followed the steps here Getting flyctl: command not found error post install - #8 by tooongs
However, nothing resolved and I tried to re-install the tool from scratch today. The error I get now is the one posted on the original post.
Well, something’s definitely weird. It almost sounds like
$PATH isn’t set.
You can inspect the install script (it’s pretty simple) here: https://fly.io/install.sh
And perhaps run those steps manually OR just check out if the set variables output the expected stuff.
For example, the results (variables set) for these seem relevant to investigate:
Seems like it worked!
Now however I have the same problem as yesterday:
flyctl was installed successfully to /home/user-name/.fly/bin/flyctl
Manually add the directory to your $HOME/.bash_profile (or similar)
Run ‘/home/user-name/.fly/bin/flyctl --help’ to get started
Basically I can launch flyctl by prepending the whole file path. How do I solve it ?
You’ll need to add
/home/user-name/.fly/bin to your $PATH variable for your user, which in Ubuntu is typically something that can be set in
It sounds like maybe(!?) something is wonky with your Ubuntu installation (or we’re missing some piece of the puzzle), but in general adding to $PATH is like this in Ubuntu: environment variables - How to add a directory to the PATH? - Ask Ubuntu