How to fix pyaudio ‘fatal error: portaudio.h: No such file or directory’

Problem:

You are trying to install pyaudio using sudo pip install pyaudio or a similar command but you see an error message like

    src/_portaudiomodule.c:29:23: fatal error: portaudio.h: No such file or directory
     #include "portaudio.h"
                           ^
    compilation terminated.
    error: command 'x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc' failed with exit status 1

    ----------------------------------------
Command "/usr/bin/python3 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-jgxnwixs/pyaudio/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-c3blzlv5-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-jgxnwixs/pyaudio/

Solution:

You need to install the portaudio library. On Debian/Ubuntu you can do that using

sudo apt install portaudio19-dev

on other systems either search for portaudio in your package manager or download the library fromĀ http://www.portaudio.com/