Issues when installing Cognite Python SDK in Windows

  • 14 March 2022
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Issue:

When we install Cognite python SDK if you are observing an error warning as below,

WARNING: Discarding https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/25/50/0466d5d83e1859c5ca38351ee932d64cc5635f9d4dad522879e58f4b0018/Fiona-1.8.2.tar.gz#sha256=4c6419b7ac29136708029f6a44b4ccd458735a4d241016c7b1bab41685c08d8f (from https://pypi.org/simple/fiona/). Command errored out with exit status 1: python setup.py egg_info Check the logs for full command output.
Downloading Fiona-1.8.1.tar.gz (1.1 MB)
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ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1:
command: 'c:\users\mithila\appdata\local\programs\python\python39\python.exe' -c 'import io, os, sys, setuptools, tokenize; sys.argv[0] = '"'"'C:\\Users\mithila\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-3ru45mbx\fiona_e5daa4b655dd467bb03096ab64aa19ae\setup.py'"'"'; file='"'"'C:\\Users\mithila\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-3ru45mbx\fiona_e5daa4b655dd467bb03096ab64aa19ae\setup.py'"'"';f = getattr(tokenize, '"'"'open'"'"', open)(file) if os.path.exists(file) else io.StringIO('"'"'from setuptools import setup; setup()'"'"');code = f.read().replace('"'"'\r\n'"'"', '"'"'\n'"'"');f.close();exec(compile(code, file, '"'"'exec'"'"'))' egg_info --egg-base 'C:\Users\mithila\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-pip-egg-info-7wzx320y'
cwd: C:\Users\mithila\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-3ru45mbx\fiona_e5daa4b655dd467bb03096ab64aa19ae
Complete output (1 lines):
A GDAL API version must be specified. Provide a path to gdal-config using a GDAL_CONFIG environment variable or use a GDAL_VERSION environment variable.
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Possible causes:

  • The latest Windows versions are not fully supported to some python versions.

  • SDK is not optimized to the latest python versions.

Solution/Workaround:

Create a python virtual environment and install the Cognite python SDK in it.

Steps to create a python virtual environment:

  • Open a terminal and create a directory and navigate to it.
C:\Users\mithila>mkdir pythonvm

C:\Users\mithila>cd pythonvm

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  • Install the virtualenv package

pip install virtualenv

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  • Create the virtual environment

virtualenv mypython

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  • Activate the virtual environmen

mypthon\Scripts\activate

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  • Then install Cognite SDK

pip install cognite-sdk

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