Build fails in Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit #814

eavc opened this Issue Nov 21, 2012 · 3 comments


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eavc commented Nov 21, 2012


I have attempted to compile Kivy on a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit using easy_install as per the documentation. Unfortunately the build fails with multiple gcc incompatible type errors.

You may find the compiler output here:


Any help will be appreciated.

tito commented Nov 21, 2012

It's a Cython bug. We already merged a fix for it, but it would be better if Cython fix it :/
In the meantime, use the Kivy master from github, or use Cython 0.17.1 (not 0.17.2).


@tito tito closed this Nov 21, 2012

eavc: Feel free to use the packages built in our PPA ;)

See: and for nightlies


As a reference for anyone who found this page because easy_install failed on Ubuntu:
sudo easy_install kivy
...some work is done, then a Cython error...

Here's the solution that worked for me (on Ubuntu 12.04 AMD64):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kivy-team/kivy
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-kivy


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