[SOLVED] python setup.py egg_info did not run successfully. when $ pip install mariadb


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I try to install mariadb package on my ubuntu 20.04 and I get this message :

Collecting mariadb

Using cached mariadb-1.1.3.tar.gz (80 kB)
  Preparing metadata (setup.py) ... error
  error: subprocess-exited-with-error
  × python setup.py egg_info did not run successfully.
  │ exit code: 1
  ╰─> [19 lines of output]
      /bin/sh: 1: mariadb_config: not found
      Traceback (most recent call last):
        File "<string>", line 2, in <module>
        File "<pip-setuptools-caller>", line 34, in <module>
        File "/tmp/pip-install-t71j4ld7/mariadb_85318304dde74615894ef8d77544330a/setup.py", line 26, in <module>
          cfg = get_config(options)
        File "/tmp/pip-install-t71j4ld7/mariadb_85318304dde74615894ef8d77544330a/mariadb_posix.py", line 63, in get_config
          cc_version = mariadb_config(config_prg, "cc_version")
        File "/tmp/pip-install-t71j4ld7/mariadb_85318304dde74615894ef8d77544330a/mariadb_posix.py", line 28, in mariadb_config
          raise EnvironmentError(
      OSError: mariadb_config not found.
      This error typically indicates that MariaDB Connector/C, a dependency which must be preinstalled,
      is not found.
      If MariaDB Connector/C is not installed, see installation instructions
      at: https://github.com/mariadb-corporation/mariadb-connector-c/wiki/install.md.
      If MariaDB Connector/C is installed, either set the environment variable MARIADB_CONFIG or edit
      the configuration file 'site.cfg' to set the 'mariadb_config' option to the file location of the
      mariadb_config utility.
      [end of output]
  note: This error originates from a subprocess, and is likely not a problem with pip.
error: metadata-generation-failed

× Encountered error while generating package metadata.
╰─> See above for output.

note: This is an issue with the package mentioned above, not pip.
hint: See above for details.

I found many subject and answer about this topic like update and upgrade the system, upgrade my pip version or install packages like libmariadbclient-dev, setuptools or libmysqlclient-dev.

I installed libmariadb-dev on my system too but none of these solutions works for me.

python3 –version : Python 3.8.10

pip –version : pip 22.1.2

Thanks for your help !

Solution by Georg Richter

It is not enough to install libmariadb-dev, you also need to install libmariadb (afaik it is libmariadb3 on focal), since mariadb-config binary is not part of the dev package.

sudo apt-get install libmariadb3 libmariadb-dev.

Another option would be to install the server package, which also contains MariaDB Connector/C.

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