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re: I am really intrigued by this article. I tried everything to install pdftotext lib on my mac but was unsuccessful. I keep getting this error -->...

make sure you have these two installed:


Yup i installed them . NO matter what i do, i keep getting this error --> "ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1"
and i installed gcc too!

I just started getting the same thing on my system (Ubuntu). After a lot of Google/StackExchange, this worked (copy from my annotations):

For whatever reason, in order to install the following two, I had to install some stuff on my Ubuntu Mate ** system-wide ** to get rid of compile errors:

sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools python3-dev libpython3-dev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential libpoppler-cpp-dev pkg-config python-dev

I'm using PyCharmCE. After the above, I could use this in the PyCharm terminal:

pip3 install pdftotext
pip3 install gtts

After I did all of that, successful! Program works like a charm (hehe).


A pleasure to finally be able to give back a little!

I have a Mac, brother. Can't use app-get. what should i do now?

Are you using the default Python 2.7?? You may need to use Python 3.x

I got this working on the Mac using Python 3.7.4 using virtual env and brew. Works fine.

I am using docker with my Macbook without any issue. And it is a great alternative to start working on any environment, stack, etc.


They mention what all has to be installed for various O.S's in here pypi.org/project/pdftotext/

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