Install Thumbor with error

October 30, 2015 1.2k views
Python Nginx Ubuntu

I had to install thumbor on the server. He is in python. I've done some trial and shows me the error:

Cleaning up...
Removing temporary dir /tmp/pipbuildclube20...
Command python egginfo failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pipbuildclube20/pycurl
Exception information:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 122, in main
status =, args)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/commands/", line 278, in run
set.preparefiles(finder, forcerootegginfo=self.bundle, bundle=self.bundle)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 1230, in preparefiles
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 326, in run
desc='python egginfo')
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 715, in call
% (commanddesc, proc.returncode, cwd))
InstallationError: Command python egg
info failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pipbuildclube20/pycurl


1 Answer

Try installing Thumbor using easy_install instead of pip. You can install easyinstall and Thumbor by using executing the commands below.

wget -O - | python
easy_install thumbor
  • You also going to have to install the following:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf libtool pkg-config python-opengl python-imaging python-pyrex python-pyside.qtopengl idle-python2.7 qt4-dev-tools qt4-designer libqtgui4 libqtcore4 libqt4-xml libqt4-test libqt4-script libqt4-network libqt4-dbus python-qt4 python-qt4-gl libgle3 python-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev
    pip install pycurl

    Once you have installed the packages above, you should be able to install Thumbor by using pip or easy_install.

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