ERROR: Failed building wheel for mysqlclient blocker on Unbuntu 18.04 droplet

Posted November 23, 2019 14.2k views
MySQLDjangoUbuntu 18.04

Hi, I’m running into this blocking issue while setting up Django with MySQL database. I’m pasting here what I tried so far on Ubuntu 18.04 droplet.

$ sudo apt install nginx mysql-server python3-pip python3-dev libmysqlclient-dev 
$ sudo apt install mysql-client
$ sudo mysql_secure_installation
$ sudo mysql ( configured new db requirements )
$ sudo -H pip3 install --upgrade pip
$ sudo -H pip3 install virtualenv
$ pip install django gunicorn mysqlclient (virtualenv) 

This is where mysqlclient was not getting installed. Here is the error snippet.

(vkdev)user@ubuntu-hejjjj:~/testproject$ pip install mysqlclient
Collecting mysqlclient
  Using cached
Building wheels for collected packages: mysqlclient
  Building wheel for mysqlclient ( ... error
  ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1:
  /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lssl
  /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypto
  collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
  error: command 'x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc' failed with exit status 1
  ERROR: Failed building wheel for mysqlclient
  Running clean for mysqlclient
Failed to build mysqlclient
Installing collected packages: mysqlclient
    Running install for mysqlclient ... error
    ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1:

Since mysqlclient install is failed here, I continued to try these steps but I don’t have luck so far.

$ pip install django gunicorn (virtualenv)
$ sudo apt install python3-dev libmysqlclient-dev
$ sudo apt-get install python3-pymysql
$ sudo apt-get install python3.6-dev
$ sudo apt-get install python3.7-dev libmysqlclient-dev gcc default-libmysqlclient-dev

I appreciate if someone has a clue with appropriate steps.


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I solved the problem installing libssl-dev

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev

Reference: Unable to install mysqlclient using pip (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)

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I have the same problem