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error reported while installing 'lxml' through pip #303

COLDMOUNT opened this Issue Jun 1, 2016 · 1 comment


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COLDMOUNT commented Jun 1, 2016

I am trying to install python module 'lxml' through pip, and get the following error report:

In file included from src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:320:0:
src/lxml/includes/etree_defs.h:14:31: fatal error: libxml/xmlversion.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
Compile failed: command 'arm-openwrt-linux-gnueabi-gcc' failed with exit status 1
creating opt
creating opt/tmp
cc -I/usr/include/libxml2 -c /opt/tmp/xmlXPathInitCms7L8.c -o opt/tmp/xmlXPathInitCms7L8.o
unable to execute 'cc': No such file or directory
Could not find function xmlCheckVersion in library libxml2. Is libxml2 installed?
error: command 'arm-openwrt-linux-gnueabi-gcc' failed with exit status 1

Actually libxml2 has been installed through opkg, but there is really no such a file named 'xmlversion.h', which should be in path "/usr/include/libxml2/libxml/" for a normal linux system.
After searching the details about the problem, I found that it could be solved by installing libxml2-dev package, which unfortunately is not included in the package list of Entware.

Anyone may have some suggestions on this? Does it mean I have to compile a .ipk file myself?
Thanks in advance.

@ryzhovau ryzhovau closed this Jun 1, 2016

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