"no module named kivy" import error in ubuntu 14.04

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 04:59:45 CEST 2015

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:30:14 AM UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 5:16 AM, shiva upreti wrote:
>> > I am new to linux. I tried various things in attempt to install kivy. I installed python 2.7.10 (I think python3 was already installed in ubuntu 14.04). Then i downloaded kivy from https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/K/Kivy/Kivy-1.9.0.tar.gz, extracted it and tried to execute "python setup.py" inside the kivy folder.
>> As Laura said, the preferred way to install under Ubuntu would be to
>> use apt-get. But if you want to install directly from PyPI, the best
>> way is to use pip. Those are two package managers, which remove from
>> you the hassle of hunting down all the different dependencies, like
>> Cython. Try apt-get first, and if that doesn't do what you're looking
>> for, use pip (maybe inside a virtualenv). It'll chug for a while and
>> then give you what you need.
> Its not vanilla apt-get but ppa-apt-get (as Laura's link indicates)

I didn't actually click the link. But it's still apt-get, just with an
additional repository. In any case, it's way better to use a package
manager (either system-provided or Python-provided) than to do
everything manually.


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