Picard dev 2.0

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Hi There,

I’m running a Windows 7 machine and installed Python 3.6 after installation I did a pip3 install picard_dev
From the error code and a search on Google I could find out that I needed
pip install -U setuptools
pip install -U wheel

This got me indeed further but then I noticed a error: Microsoft Visual C++ 14.0 is required. Get it with “Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools”: http://landinghub.visualstudio.com/visual-cpp-build-tools

after downloading and installing this one I’m stuck at error: command ‘msgfmt’ failed: No such file or directory
Installing gettext from here didn’t help https://mlocati.github.io/articles/gettext-iconv-windows.html

Does anybody have a Idea

Kind regards


Not sure about this, but “msgfmt.exe” is probably not in your %PATH%. Take a look where the gettext executables got installed and add this path to your %PATH% variable.


@outsidecontext is right about the msgfmt.exe not being in your %PATH%, as for build tools, you needed it earlier to build the astrcmp extension, but with picard 2.0 it has been ported purely to python so you should be able to get a dev version up and running without the build tools.


Thanks for the quick answers, it seems that a night sleep for the pc did wonders…
I probably had to reboot for the path becoming visible for python but I’m not quit yet there…

C:\Users\Forssman.G>pip3 install picard_dev
Collecting picard_dev
Using cached picard_dev-2.0.0a1500724561.tar.gz
Requirement already satisfied: PyQt5 in c:\users\forssman.g\appdata\local\programs\python\python36-32\lib\site-packages (from picard_dev)
Requirement already satisfied: mutagen in c:\users\forssman.g\appdata\local\programs\python\python36-32\lib\site-packages (from picard_dev)
Requirement already satisfied: sip<4.20,>=4.19.4 in c:\users\forssman.g\appdata\local\programs\python\python36-32\lib\site-packages (from PyQt5->picard_dev)
Building wheels for collected packages: picard-dev
Running setup.py bdist_wheel for picard-dev … done
Stored in directory: C:\Users\Forssman.G\AppData\Local\pip\Cache\wheels\34\ec\34\96fad0e2baac9e5c3eff20dc39342e556225b594ae8ba9c939
Successfully built picard-dev
Installing collected packages: picard-dev
Successfully installed picard-dev-2.0.0a1519721845

I then did a picard_dev and …

’picard-dev’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

and there’s also nothing in the directory where it installed

Directory of C:\Users\Forssman.G\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36-32\Lib\site-packages\picard_dev-2.0.0a1519721845.dist-info

27/02/2018 09:57 .
27/02/2018 09:57 …
27/02/2018 09:57 10 DESCRIPTION.rst
27/02/2018 09:57 4 INSTALLER
27/02/2018 09:57 838 METADATA
27/02/2018 09:57 900 metadata.json
27/02/2018 09:57 38.703 RECORD
27/02/2018 09:57 7 top_level.txt
27/02/2018 09:57 102 WHEEL
7 File(s) 40.564 bytes
2 Dir(s) 66.401.525.760 bytes free

Any thoughts?
Guy Forssman


It should be available via picard_dev, not hyphen.


sorry I copied a wrong try…
I tried picard_dev,picard-dev and even a picard

’picard_dev’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
The pip3 install picard_dev also created a second directory