error: command ‘cc’ failed with exit status 1; Can’t install PIL, Pillow, MySql and other packages in Mavericks.







If you are getting the following error when installing python packages using PIP or easy_install, don’t worry. You have come to the right place for solution.

First make sure you have developer tools installed. You can install them by executing the following command in terminal

xcode-select --install

The clang errors are due to changes introduced in Xcode 5.1 and due to the way the Apple-supplied system Python 2.7 is built. You can tell them to shut up by adding these environment variables in terminal.

Error while installing PIL, Pillow, MySql on OSX Mavericks using PIP

One Reply to “error: command ‘cc’ failed with exit status 1; Can’t install PIL, Pillow, MySql and other packages in Mavericks.”

  1. Hi,
    I have similar problem to install a library (DIRECT) in MAC, but the solution above does not work and I have tried lots of things. Here is my error:

    error: Command “gcc -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Qunused-arguments -Qunused-arguments -Ibuild/src.macosx-10.5-x86_64-2.7 -I/Users/ali/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/core/include -I/Users/ali/anaconda/include/python2.7 -c build/src.macosx-10.5-x86_64-2.7/fortranobject.c -o build/temp.macosx-10.5-x86_64-2.7/build/src.macosx-10.5-x86_64-2.7/fortranobject.o” failed with exit status 1

    Can you give some help?
    Best

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