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Failed to build lxml during install on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS #36

NathanDotTo opened this Issue Sep 1, 2016 · 1 comment


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NathanDotTo commented Sep 1, 2016

Failed to build lxml
Installing collected packages: Django, ecdsa, pycrypto, paramiko, requests, markupsafe, Jinja2, Unidecode, python-slugify, sqlparse, django-debug-toolbar, lxml, graphviz, ncclient, pyang
Running install for lxml ... error
Complete output from command /usr/bin/python -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;file='/tmp/pip-build-3n0oBg/lxml/';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(file).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), file, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-q4GDKX-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile:
Building lxml version 3.4.4.
Building without Cython.
ERROR: /bin/sh: 1: xslt-config: not found

** make sure the development packages of libxml2 and libxslt are installed **

Solved with:

sudo apt-get -y install libxml2-dev libxslt-dev

@NathanDotTo NathanDotTo changed the title Failed to build lxml duering install on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Failed to build lxml during install on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Sep 1, 2016


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pgohite commented Sep 1, 2016

Thanks. Instructions to install these libraries are provided in README, installation section.

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