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Request help w/pip install jq


On 2020-07-19 17:39, Mats Wichmann wrote:
> On 7/19/20 8:46 AM, Ed Walser wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> I've tried installing jq several times in my local environment, but it
>> fails, saying it can't find a file that pip downloads.  Here is the entire
>> pip output:
>> 
>> (base) C:\Users\edwal>pip install jq
> 
> Don't install that way, do:
> 
> python -m pip install jq
> 
> or, since you seem to be on Windows, if you use the Python Launcher, do:
> 
> py -m pip install jq
> 
> That won't help your problem, though. Which is:
> 
>> Building wheels for collected packages: jq
>> 
>>   Building wheel for jq (PEP 517) ... error
> 
> pip tries to install a wheel first, if it didn't find a suitable one, it
> gets the source package (generally called an sdist) and tried to build
> it.  This usually fails on Windows, because Windows doesn't come with
> compilers by default, and even if installed, often goes awry anyway
> because the setups never seem to match.  If people want you to build for
> Windows yourself, there will usually be a detailed description of how to
> get it set up the right way.
> 
> That's the general story.
> 
> Now the bad news:
> 
> https://pypi.org/project/jq/#files
> 
> there are in fact no wheels for Windows here.
> 
> And on the main page
> 
> https://pypi.org/project/jq/
> 
> there is no mention of Windows at all, so the guess would be it's not
> supported.
> 
> You might search if someone has gotten this working / packaged it for
> Anaconda, since you seem to be using that.  If so, you'll want to
> install it with the conda command, not pip.  See suitable instructions
> within the Anaconda website.
> 
This page mentions Windows:

https://stedolan.github.io/jq/download/