I’m having difficulty installing lxml with easy_install on Ubuntu 11.
When I type
$ easy_install lxml I get:
Searching for lxml Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/lxml/ Reading http://codespeak.net/lxml Best match: lxml 2.3 Downloading http://lxml.de/files/lxml-2.3.tgz Processing lxml-2.3.tgz Running lxml-2.3/setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir /tmp/easy_install-7UdQOZ/lxml-2.3/egg-dist-tmp-GacQGy Building lxml version 2.3. Building without Cython. ERROR: /bin/sh: xslt-config: not found ** make sure the development packages of libxml2 and libxslt are installed ** Using build configuration of libxslt In file included from src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:227:0: src/lxml/etree_defs.h:9:31: fatal error: libxml/xmlversion.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated.
It seems that
libxml2 is not installed. I’ve tried following the instructions at http://www.techsww.com/tutorials/libraries/libxslt/installation/installing_libxslt_on_ubuntu_linux.php and http://www.techsww.com/tutorials/libraries/libxml/installation/installing_libxml_on_ubuntu_linux.php with no success.
If I try
wget ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/libxml2-sources-2.6.27.tar.gz I get
<successful connection info> ==> SYST ... done. ==> PWD ... done. ==> TYPE I ... done. ==> CWD (1) /libxml2 ... done. ==> SIZE libxml2-sources-2.6.27.tar.gz ... done. ==> PASV ... done. ==> RETR libxml2-sources-2.6.27.tar.gz ... No such file `libxml2-sources-2.6.27.tar.gz'.
If I try the other first, I’ll get to
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/libxslt --with-libxml-prefix=/usr/local/libxml2 and that will fail eventually with:
checking for libxml libraries >= 2.6.27... configure: error: Could not find libxml2 anywhere, check ftp://xmlsoft.org/.
I’ve tried both versions
libxml2 with no difference.
Leaving no stone unturned, I have successfully done
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev, but this changes nothing.
Since you’re on Ubuntu, don’t bother with those source packages. Just install those development packages using apt-get.
apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev python-dev
If you’re happy with a possibly older version of lxml altogether though, you could try
apt-get install python-lxml
and be done with it. 🙂
I also had to install lib32z1-dev before lxml would compile (Ubuntu 13.04 x64).
sudo apt-get install lib32z1-dev
Or all the required packages together:
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt-dev python-dev lib32z1-dev
As @Pepijn commented on @Druska ‘s answer, on ubuntu 13.04 x64, there is no need to use lib32z1-dev, zlib1g-dev is enough:
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt-dev python-dev zlib1g-dev
I installed lxml with pip in Vagrant, using Ubuntu 14.04 and had the same problem. Even though all requirements where installed, i got the same error again and again. Turned out, my VM had to little memory by default. With 1024 MB everything works fine.
Add this to your VagrantFile and lxml should properly compile / install:
config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb| vb.memory = 1024 end
Thanks to sixhobbit for the hint (see: can’t installing lxml on Ubuntu 12.04).
For Ubuntu 14.04
sudo apt-get install python-lxml
worked for me.
Install latest python updates using this command.
sudo apt-get install python-dev
Add first dependency libxml2 version 2.7.0 or later
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev
Add second dependency libxslt version 1.1.23 or later
sudo apt-get install libxslt1-dev
Install pip package management tool first. and run this command.
pip install lxml
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After installing the packages mentioned by AKX I still had the same problem. Solved it with
apt-get install python-dev
For Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin) I had to do:
apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev
(Note the “1” in libxslt1-dev)
Then I just installed lxml with pip/easy_install.