Xun Jian Xun Jian - 1 year ago 1051
Python Question

when installing pyaudio, pip cannot find portaudio.h in /usr/local/include

I'm using mac osx 10.10
As the PyAudio Homepage said, I install the PyAudio using

brew install portaudio
pip install pyaudio

the installation of portaudio seems successful, I can find headers and libs in /usr/local/include and /usr/local/lib
but when I try to install pyaudio, it gives me an error that

src/_portaudiomodule.c:29:10: fatal error: 'portaudio.h' file not found
#include "portaudio.h"
1 error generated.
error: command 'cc' failed with exit status 1

actually it is in /usr/local/include
why can't it find the file?
some answers to similar questions are not working for me(like using virtualenv, or compile it manually), and I want to find a simple way to solve this.

Answer Source

My workaround on Mac 10.11.1 was:

$ pip install --global-option='build_ext' --global-option='-I/usr/local/include' --global-option='-L/usr/local/lib' pyaudio

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