I have been trying to get ipython installed, and, using pip, I did a local user install to ~/.local/. This had some trouble, and I wasn't sure if my python path was set correctly in order to find it. But one that is weird, to me, is that my ~/.local/lib directory cannot be accessed. When I try to cd into it, I get "Permission Denied":
me@localhost:.local$cd lib/ bash: cd: lib/: Permission denied
I do not have the same problem with the other subfolders of .local.
FYI, I am doing this on an installation of trusty on an Acer chromebook with xfce4. Things are otherwise working.