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Problem with nltk dependency

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Issue Description

Working in a virtualenv, python 3.4.3.

Running pip install newspaper gives me:

 error: invalid command 'bdist_egg'
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/tmp/pip-build-d_0h2zij/nltk/", line 143, in use_setuptools
        raise ImportError

    During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
      File "/tmp/pip-build-d_0h2zij/nltk/", line 23, in <module>
      File "/tmp/pip-build-d_0h2zij/nltk/", line 145, in use_setuptools
        return _do_download(version, download_base, to_dir, download_delay)
      File "/tmp/pip-build-d_0h2zij/nltk/", line 125, in _do_download
        _build_egg(egg, tarball, to_dir)
      File "/tmp/pip-build-d_0h2zij/nltk/", line 116, in _build_egg
        raise IOError('Could not build the egg.')
    OSError: Could not build the egg.
Command "python egg_info" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-d_0h2zij/nltk/

I have made sure to update setuptools in both the virtualenv and the system-wide installation, no joy.

Any reason why the install script isn’t finding it? Curiously, nltk installs just fine by itself, but evidently the version that newspaper requires isn’t installing? Am I understanding that correctly?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:5

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steteleptacommented, Apr 23, 2017

This helped me too, thanks!

yprezcommented, May 10, 2016

I think you’re installing the wrong version of newspaper… the Python 3 version is newspaper3k. Can you try: pip install newspaper3k?

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