I'm trying to install Networkit package in Windows subsystem for linux. I did

python3.7 -m pip install networkit

and the following error occurs

compilation terminated.
    CMakeFiles/sparsification.dir/build.make:81: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/sparsification.dir/networkit/sparsification.cpp.o' failed
    make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/sparsification.dir/networkit/sparsification.cpp.o] Error 1
    CMakeFiles/Makefile2:1395: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/sparsification.dir/all' failed
    make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/sparsification.dir/all] Error 2
    Makefile:148: recipe for target 'all' failed
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    Build tool returned an error, exiting setup.py
ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1: /usr/bin/python3.7 -u -c 'import sys, setuptools, tokenize; sys.argv[0] = '"'"'/tmp/pip-install-pq3f9z1t/networkit/setup.py'"'"'; __file__='"'"'/tmp/pip-install-pq3f9z1t/networkit/setup.py'"'"';f=getattr(tokenize, '"'"'open'"'"', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('"'"'\r\n'"'"', '"'"'\n'"'"');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, '"'"'exec'"'"'))' install --record /tmp/pip-record-zex8gap3/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --user --prefix= --compile --install-headers /home/user/.local/include/python3.7m/networkit Check the logs for full command output.

I'm not sure where to look for the logs. Could someone suggest how to find the path in which I have to look for the log file?

  • 3
    im not sure that is what you are looking for (its not the logs file) - but it can show you your logs during trying to run user process on your os, check the command journalctl -f | grep -i <namefilter> -f flag is for live logs following and you can use the grep command to filter that out, if you are looking for kernel logs then you can add -k flag.
    – johncli
    Oct 1, 2020 at 5:38

1 Answer 1


You can specify a log file at the command line when running pip using the --log LOG_FILE argument. For example, pip install click --log LOG_FILE. Taken from this answer.

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