GEOS installation for Basemap package

To whom it may concern,

I hope this email finds you well. I am trying to get the Basemap package on
my mac, and have been following the instructions based on this webpage: I don't have GEOS
already installed so I tried following steps on the website to download it
with Basemap:

cd geos-3.3.3
export GEOS_DIR=<where you want the libs and headers to go>
# A reasonable choice on a Unix-like system is /usr/local, or
# if you don't have permission to write there, your home directory.
./configure --prefix=$GEOS_DIR
make; make install

However, I am getting errors at the third step (make; make install).
Attached is a copy of what I get on my python console, if it helps. I think
the error occurs when trying to create the /include directory, but I'm not
sure how to fix it. I'm still new to python so any help would be much

Best regards,
Ahlam Al Qasim
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