Ubuntu running pip install gives error 'The following required packages can not be built: * freetype'
pip install -r requirements.txt, I get the following error during the stage where it is installing
REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES AND EXTENSIONS numpy: yes [not found. pip may install it below.] dateutil: yes [dateutil was not found. It is required for date axis support. pip/easy_install may attempt to install it after matplotlib.] tornado: yes [tornado was not found. It is required for the WebAgg backend. pip/easy_install may attempt to install it after matplotlib.] pyparsing: yes [pyparsing was not found. It is required for mathtext support. pip/easy_install may attempt to install it after matplotlib.] pycxx: yes [Couldn't import. Using local copy.] libagg: yes [pkg-config information for 'libagg' could not be found. Using local copy.] freetype: no [pkg-config information for 'freetype2' could not be found.]
The following required packages can not be built: * freetype
pip install -r requirements.txt also install freetype? How should freetype be installed in Ubuntu 12.04 so it works with
pip will not install system-level dependencies. This means
pip will not install RPM(s) ( Redhat based systems ) or DEB(s) ( Debian based systems ).
To install system dependencies you will need to use one of the following methods depending on your system.
apt-get install libfreetype6-dev
To search for packages on Ubuntu/Debian based systems:
apt-cache search <string>
apt-cache search freetype | grep dev
yum -y install freetype-devel
To search for packages on Redhat/CentOS/Fedora based systems:
yum search <string>
yum search freetype | grep devel
Mac OS X: ( viaHomebrew )
brew install freetype
To search for packages on Mac OS X based systems:
brew search <string>
brew search freetype
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