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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