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Ubuntu package libgif-dev unavailable

Hi,

I'm trying to install qgrid in a virtual environment with Python3.

https://github.com/quantopian/qgrid

During its pip installation qgrid tries to install canvas, an npm package.

https://www.npmjs.com/package/canvas

However, the installation of canvas fails because it requires the ubuntu package libgif-dev.

https://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/libgif-dev

I don't have sufficient permissions to install libgif-dev with apt-get.

Am I missing something? Can someone else install libgif-dev for me? Any help would be great!

Thanks.

HI there, we might be able to take a look at this next time we do a system image build, but that's not in the near future i'm afraid. if you can figure out how to download, compile and build libgif-dev in your home folder you might be able to get it working? it requires a bit of knowledge of how c libraries and compilation works though.