[AstroPy] Installation error

Daniel M. Faes dmfaes at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 12:50:05 EST 2015

Dear all,
I'm trying to install astropy in my Ubuntu system, and I getting the
following error (below).

- - -
creating build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/astropy

x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2
-Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c
astropy/_compiler.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/astropy/_compiler.o

astropy/_compiler.c:1:20: fatal error: Python.h: File or directory not found

 #include <Python.h>


compilation terminated.

error: command 'x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc' failed with exit status 1

Cleaning up...
Command /usr/bin/python -c "import setuptools,
'open', open)(__file__).read().replace('\r\n', '\n'), __file__, 'exec'))"
install --record /tmp/pip-nXWLvE-record/install-record.txt
--single-version-externally-managed --compile failed with error code 1 in
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/pip", line 9, in <module>
    load_entry_point('pip==1.5.4', 'console_scripts', 'pip')()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/__init__.py", line 235, in main
    return command.main(cmd_args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/basecommand.py", line 161, in
    text = '\n'.join(complete_log)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 69:
ordinal not in range(128)
= = =
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