Yep, definately a permission issue.
First, make sure you unpacked things as the same user who's going to be compiling it. If not, sudo chown -R yourusername smaugdir.
Then make sure everything has writeable permissions.
I suggest "find smaugdir -type d | xargs chmod 755" and "find smaugdir -type f | xargs chmod 644".
Also, make sure your umask is set to a sane value like 0022 or 0002... if umask is 0222, for example, all new files will be created without write permisisons.