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Python Failed building wheel for backports.zoneinfo on Linux

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Shrikant Dhayje
ยทJan 23, 2022ยท

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Table of contents

  • Problem
  • Details
  • First Solution
  • Second Solution
  • Third Solution

Problem

Python Failed building wheel for backports.zoneinfo For Operating System Other Than Windows Like Linux Or MacOs.

Details

The issue is mostly related to retrieving data from OS About Current Time With IANA And backports.zoneinfo is pre-builted for Windows And We Have to Build The Package For Linux Or MacOS With Ruby Compiler Or Any Other Language Specified By Error Also.

First Solution

Upgrade the pip with wheel and Try Again Installing.

pip install --upgrade pip wheel

pip install backports.zoneinfo

Second Solution

Try Installing the Alternative Package Named tzdata. ( Worked for My fastapi project. )

The Package Supports Python 3 But It's Readme Is Not Updated About the Python 2 Support By Dev IDK Why ๐Ÿค”.

pip install tzdata

Third Solution

Install Ruby Compiler From Your System Package Manager and Run The pip code again.

Given Below is for Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install ruby-full

pip install backports.zoneinfo

Give a reaction if any one solutions helped you in any way. Bye ๐Ÿ‘‹.

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