I am trying to install the package python3-dateutil in a Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise) with aptitude, but I cannot find it anywhere. How can I install it?


What does the following command say?

apt-cache search python3-dateutil

If it shows python3-dateutil - powerful extensions to the standard datetime module in Python 3, run the following:

sudo apt-get install python3-dateutil

Alternative is to install with pip:

pip install python-dateutil
  • That command does not show anything. It seems like apt-get does not find it neither.
    – forvas
    Aug 11 '14 at 12:32
  • Try to install python-pip at first with the command: sudo apt-get install python-pip After you will be able to install desired package with the command: sudo pip install python-dateutil Aug 11 '14 at 12:36
  • I have python-pip and python3-pip installed, so I can search for packages with pip and pip3 both. The problem is none of them are able to find python3-dateutil (I have python-dateutil installed, but I need the python3 version)
    – forvas
    Aug 11 '14 at 13:05
  • Try to install pip3: sudo apt-get install python3-pip and after that sudo pip3 install python-dateutil Aug 11 '14 at 13:09
  • OK, I was looking for the packages dateutil or python3-dateutil with pip3, but as you said, the package's name in pip3 is python-dateutil. Now I could install it!
    – forvas
    Aug 12 '14 at 7:30

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