ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1 mysqlclient

ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1 mysqlclient

ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1 mysqlclient: I was installing mysqlclient for my new Django project in my newly installed Ubuntu Linux. And after doing pip install mysqlclient, I got an error of ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1:

(env) [email protected]:~/Projects/aeck$ pip3 install mysqlclient
Collecting mysqlclient
  Using cached mysqlclient-2.0.3.tar.gz (88 kB)
    ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1:
     command: /home/codie/Projects/aeck/env/bin/python -c 'import sys, setuptools, tokenize; sys.argv[0] = '"'"'/tmp/pip-install-4_d_xjb9/mysqlclient/'"'"'; __file__='"'"'/tmp/pip-install-4_d_xjb9/mysqlclient/'"'"';f=getattr(tokenize, '"'"'open'"'"', open)(__file__);'"'"'\r\n'"'"', '"'"'\n'"'"');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, '"'"'exec'"'"'))' egg_info --egg-base /tmp/pip-install-4_d_xjb9/mysqlclient/pip-egg-info
         cwd: /tmp/pip-install-4_d_xjb9/mysqlclient/
    Complete output (15 lines):
    /bin/sh: 1: mysql_config: not found
    /bin/sh: 1: mariadb_config: not found
    /bin/sh: 1: mysql_config: not found
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
      File "/tmp/pip-install-4_d_xjb9/mysqlclient/", line 15, in <module>
        metadata, options = get_config()
      File "/tmp/pip-install-4_d_xjb9/mysqlclient/", line 70, in get_config
        libs = mysql_config("libs")
      File "/tmp/pip-install-4_d_xjb9/mysqlclient/", line 31, in mysql_config
        raise OSError("{} not found".format(_mysql_config_path))
    OSError: mysql_config not found
    mysql_config --version
    mariadb_config --version
    mysql_config --libs
ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1: python egg_info Check the logs for full command output.

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So, how can we fix the issue of /bin/sh: 1: mysql_config: not found or /bin/sh: 1: mariadb_config: not found.

I did some research and after digging the web for 15 minutes, I got the fix for this issue.

Fix ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1 mysqlclient

To fix the issue of pip install mysqlclient error, you just need to copy the below codes and execute them in your bash-shell.

Install the python3-dev package

python-dev contains the header files that the system needs to build Python extensions. It is used by lxml because it includes Python C extensions for high performance.

sudo apt-get install python3-dev

lxml is a Python C-API extension that is compiled when we run the command pip install lxml.

The lxml sources have at least something like #include <Python.h> in the code. The compiler looks for the header file Python.h during compilation, hence those header files need to be on your system such that they can be found.

Also, solve: Django MySQLClient pip compile failure on Linux

(env) [email protected]:~/Projects/aeck$ sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libssl-dev libssl1.1
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libmysqlclient-dev libssl-dev
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 107 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,437 kB of archives.
After this operation, 17.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 focal-updates/main amd64 libssl1.1 amd64 1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.3 [1,320 kB]
Get:2 focal-updates/main amd64 libssl-dev amd64 1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.3 [1,582 kB]
Get:3 focal-updates/main amd64 libmysqlclient-dev amd64 8.0.23-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 [1,536 kB]
Fetched 4,437 kB in 5s (921 kB/s)               
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 132596 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libssl1.1_1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.3_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libssl1.1:amd64 (1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.3) over (1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libssl-dev:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../libssl-dev_1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.3_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libssl-dev:amd64 (1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.3) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libmysqlclient-dev.
Preparing to unpack .../libmysqlclient-dev_8.0.23-0ubuntu0.20.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libmysqlclient-dev (8.0.23-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) ...
Setting up libssl1.1:amd64 (1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.3) ...
Setting up libssl-dev:amd64 (1.1.1f-1ubuntu2.3) ...
Setting up libmysqlclient-dev (8.0.23-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-0ubuntu9.2) ...

Installing dependency for mysqlclient

Now, you just need to install the dependency for mysqlclient called libmysqlclient-dev.

sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev

libmysqlclient-dev is a package that provides all the essential dependencies and resources to the system required for the functioning of mysqlclient.

For Python3.9

sudo apt-get install python3.9-dev build-essential

Finally, pip install mysqlclient

Now, you can install mysqlclient with no tension.

python3 -m pip install mysqlclient
pip3 install mysqlclient
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