Unable to install aerospike python client on ubuntu 14.04


I am getting the following error when i tried pip install aerospike

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lssl

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypto

collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

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

Cleaning up… Command /usr/bin/python -c “import setuptools, tokenize;file=’/tmp/pip_build_root/aerospike/setup.py’;exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, ‘open’, open)(file).read().replace(’\r\n’, ‘\n’), file, ‘exec’))” install --record /tmp/pip-T2qOL3-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip_build_root/aerospike Traceback (most recent call last): File “/usr/local/bin/pip”, line 9, in load_entry_point(‘pip==1.5.6’, ‘console_scripts’, ‘pip’)() File “/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/init.py”, line 185, in main return command.main(cmd_args) File “/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/basecommand.py”, line 161, in main text = ‘\n’.join(complete_log) UnicodeDecodeError: ‘ascii’ codec can’t decode byte 0xe2 in position 8: ordinal not in range(128)

Please let me know if you need any more details from my side.


The error message indicate missing SSL development libraries. For Ubuntu, you can install them using apt-get like this:

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev


Thanks and it worked :slight_smile: