I'm trying to install 3rd party python apps using pip command and getting the following error:
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -fwrapv -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -std=c99 -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -Isrc/ -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c src/MD2.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/src/MD2.o
src/MD2.c:31:20: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
Where can I find Python.h file and how do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu Linux sever based system?
Python.h is nothing but a header file. It is used by gcc to build applications. You need to install a package called python-dev. This package includes header files, a static library and development tools for building Python modules, extending the Python interpreter or embedding Python in applications. To install this package, enter:
$ sudo apt-get install python-dev
# apt-get install python-dev
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: libexpat1-dev libssl-dev libssl-doc python2.7-dev zlib1g-dev The following NEW packages will be installed: libexpat1-dev libssl-dev libssl-doc python-dev python2.7-dev zlib1g-dev 0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded. Need to get 32.5 MB of archives. After this operation, 48.2 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Get:1 http://mirrors.service.networklayer.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main libexpat1-dev amd64 2.0.1-7.2ubuntu1.1 [216 kB] Get:2 http://mirrors.service.networklayer.com/ubuntu/ precise/main zlib1g-dev amd64 1:126.96.36.199.dfsg-3ubuntu4 [165 kB] Get:3 http://mirrors.service.networklayer.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main libssl-dev amd64 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.5 [1,525 kB] Get:4 http://mirrors.service.networklayer.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main libssl-doc all 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.5 [1,034 kB] Get:5 http://mirrors.service.networklayer.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main python2.7-dev amd64 2.7.3-0ubuntu3.1 [29.5 MB] Get:6 http://mirrors.service.networklayer.com/ubuntu/ precise/main python-dev amd64 2.7.3-0ubuntu2 [1,088 B] Fetched 32.5 MB in 1s (21.4 MB/s) Selecting previously unselected package libexpat1-dev. (Reading database ... 55152 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking libexpat1-dev (from .../libexpat1-dev_2.0.1-7.2ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package zlib1g-dev. Unpacking zlib1g-dev (from .../zlib1g-dev_1%3a188.8.131.52.dfsg-3ubuntu4_amd64.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package libssl-dev. Unpacking libssl-dev (from .../libssl-dev_1.0.1-4ubuntu5.5_amd64.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package libssl-doc. Unpacking libssl-doc (from .../libssl-doc_1.0.1-4ubuntu5.5_all.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package python2.7-dev. Unpacking python2.7-dev (from .../python2.7-dev_2.7.3-0ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package python-dev. Unpacking python-dev (from .../python-dev_2.7.3-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up libexpat1-dev (2.0.1-7.2ubuntu1.1) ... Setting up zlib1g-dev (1:184.108.40.206.dfsg-3ubuntu4) ... Setting up libssl-dev (1.0.1-4ubuntu5.5) ... Setting up libssl-doc (1.0.1-4ubuntu5.5) ... Setting up python2.7-dev (2.7.3-0ubuntu3.1) ... Setting up python-dev (2.7.3-0ubuntu2) ...
Now, you can compile or build any python based modules.