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I downloaded Python 3.3.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 and I followed the instructions of README to compile the files:

./configure
make
test make
sudo make install

but when I applying the command MAKE I hold the following error:

**FileExistsError: [Errno 17] File exists (mode 775 !=  expected mode 755): 'build/lib.linux-i686-3.3'
make: *** [pybuilddir.txt] Error 1**

The 'build/lib.linux-i686-3.3' is a directory but I can't figure out to what file is refered that FileExistsError

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Why do you need Python 3.3.2? –  January Jul 10 '13 at 10:56

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Well, you have probably the package with python3.3.1 installed. Unfortunately, the file lib.linux-i686-3.3 has the same major version. Either remove python3.3.1 (which will break oh so many dependencies), or install python in another directory, for example using

./configure --prefix /usr/local
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I checked with the locate command and there is only one single file with that name, placed in the folder of Python 3.3.2 –  user1881983 Jul 10 '13 at 12:35
    
Can you do dpkg -l | grep python3.3, please? –  January Jul 10 '13 at 12:47
    
I sorted chmodding build/lib.linux-i686-3.3 chmod 755 build/lib.linux-i686-3.3 –  user1881983 Jul 10 '13 at 16:21
    
cool! answer the post yourself and accept your answer. –  January Jul 10 '13 at 16:27

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