I am attempting to install libxml2 so that I can setup the python bindings and eventually use lxml.
However I am unable to work out here on earth I am supposed to be unzipping the files.
I haven’t been able to google successfully.
Do I need Cygwin/MinGW for the installation to be successful?
At the moment I have the files from the libxml2.tar.gz and libxslt.tar.gz in their respective directories within my Python folder. So files that were in the tars under include are in Python26includelibxml2libxml… and so on.
however when i run a easy_install lxml i receive the following output:
Searching for lxml Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/lxml/ Reading http://codespeak.net/lxml Best match: lxml 2.2.4 Downloading http://codespeak.net/lxml/lxml-2.2.4.tgz Processing lxml-2.2.4.tgz Running lxml-2.2.4setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir c:usersroccoappdatalocal tempeasy_install-1xwbhylxml-2.2.4egg-dist-tmp-9zwhe4 Building lxml version 2.2.4. NOTE: Trying to build without Cython, pre-generated 'src/lxml/lxml.etree.c' need s to be available. ERROR: 'xslt-config' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. ** make sure the development packages of libxml2 and libxslt are installed ** Using build configuration of libxslt warning: no files found matching 'lxml.etree.c' under directory 'srclxml' warning: no files found matching 'lxml.objectify.c' under directory 'srclxml' warning: no files found matching 'lxml.etree.h' under directory 'srclxml' warning: no files found matching 'lxml.etree_api.h' under directory 'srclxml' warning: no files found matching 'etree_defs.h' under directory 'srclxml' warning: no files found matching 'pubkey.asc' under directory 'doc' warning: no files found matching 'tagpython*.png' under directory 'doc' error: Setup script exited with error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat
Any help whatsoever would be very helpful as I’ve been trying to get this going for over a week now 🙁
If you don’t have special reasons to compile from source, you can use prebuilt binaries for lxml
The Windows binaries of the latest version of lxml (as well as a wide range of other Python packages) are available on http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/
If you are using python 2.5.x,
just use “easy_install lxml==2.2.2” to install
Realize this is an old topic but have had issues installing this on windows.
I have Python version 3.4.4.
When attempting to install whl files make sure you are using the correct version for your version of python.
so in this case i needed to use
and not the latest which was
cp34 indicates the python version its built for.
Trap for new players…!
It appears that the program “xslt-config” is not located in a directory in your PATH environment. Here’s an article on setting PATH on Windows: