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installing lxml on my Amazon Linux instance

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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
python26-devel-2.6.7-1.36.amzn1.i686
libxslt-1.1.26-2.6.amzn1.i686 #this can't be necessary given the line below, right?
libxslt-devel-1.1.26-2.6.amzn1.i686
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.

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Written by nitin

January 16th, 2012 at 10:39 am

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2 Responses to 'installing lxml on my Amazon Linux instance'

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  1. Just want to say thanks :)

    Marin

    30 Mar 12 at 8:20 am

  2. Hey Marin,
    Thanks for reading!

    nitin

    30 Mar 12 at 11:50 am

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