installing lxml on my Amazon Linux instance

[Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:39:57 +0000]
Last night I installed lxml on my Amazon Linux AMI (ami-31814f58) and it was just as not-straightforward as when my co-worker and I put it on our CentOS server a few weeks ago. So by referring to the yum log, I think the following covers what I needed to install with yum: gcc-4.4.5-6.35.amzn1.i686 #for building lxml<br/> python26-devel-2.6.7-1.36.amzn1.i686<br/> libxslt-1.1.26-2.6.amzn1.i686 #this can't be necessary given the line below, right?<br/> libxslt-devel-1.1.26-2.6.amzn1.i686<br/> libxml2-devel-2.7.6-1.9.amzn1.i686 ... and then I used easy_install (which already was on the system 'far as I know) to install lxml a la: easy_install lxml . For whatever reason, the easy_install part took several, several minutes. But I was watching "Season of the Witch []" so I didn't mind.


  1. nitin [2012-03-30 15:50:30]

    Hey Marin, Thanks for reading!

  2. Marin [2012-03-30 12:20:45]

    Just want to say thanks :)