Title: Unable to install lxml using pip in Python 3.9
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.9
Status: closed Resolution: third party
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: agopalan, eric.smith, jugmac00
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2020-10-10 10:33 by agopalan, last changed 2020-10-10 12:39 by eric.smith. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg378377 - (view) Author: Aruna Gopalan (agopalan) Date: 2020-10-10 10:33
Installed Python 3.9 from
Tried installing lxml package using the command
"pip install lxml"
It complains that it is unable to do so without libxml2 (which is not a python package). I do not have the same issue with 3.8.6.
msg378386 - (view) Author: J├╝rgen Gmach (jugmac00) * Date: 2020-10-10 12:07
There is no Python 3.9 compatible package on PyPI yet ( ).

I guess you have to wait a bit more until there will be a new release.

Also, this is the cpython issue tracker. When you have problems with a specific package, it is best to seek help at their issue tracker. For lxml this would be

Actually, there is already an issue on their tracker about support for Python 3.9

I suggest to close this issue here.
msg378389 - (view) Author: Eric V. Smith (eric.smith) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-10-10 12:39
Closing as third party.
Date User Action Args
2020-10-10 12:39:32eric.smithsetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + eric.smith
messages: + msg378389

resolution: third party
stage: resolved
2020-10-10 12:07:49jugmac00setnosy: + jugmac00
messages: + msg378386
2020-10-10 10:33:57agopalancreate