It's not working because you typically need to be the "root" user to invoke make install. In the directory where you're trying to run make, Use the su command to become "root" (you'll be prompted for the password), then run make install.
Only "root" has write permissions to most of the directories and files outside of your $HOME directory. This is part of the Unix-style security paradigm.
Linux User #28251 (April '93)
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