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From "Devang Shah (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (ARROW-955) ImportError: No module named _config
Date Sat, 06 May 2017 14:16:04 GMT
Devang Shah created ARROW-955:

             Summary: ImportError: No module named _config
                 Key: ARROW-955
             Project: Apache Arrow
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Python
         Environment: Ubuntu - 3.19.0-80-generic #88~14.04.1-Ubuntu
Python 2.7.6
            Reporter: Devang Shah
            Priority: Blocker

I built pyarrow, arrow, and parquet-cpp from source - so that I could use the new read_row_group()
interface and in general, have access to the latest versions. I ran into many issues during
the build but was ultimately successful (notes below). However, I am not able to import pyarrow.parquet
due to the following issue:

>>import pyarrow.parquet
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in 
File "pyarrow/", line 28, in 
import pyarrow._config
ImportError: No module named _config

This is similar to an issue reported in github/conda-forge/pyarrow-feedstock, where also I
posted this...but I think this forum is more direct and appropriate - so re-posting here.

I used instructions at to build arrow/cpp,
parquet-cpp, and then pyarrow, with the following deviations (I view them as possibly bugs
in the instructions):

arrow/cpp build:
export ARROW_HOME=$HOME/local
I had to specify -DARROW_PYTHON=on and -DPARQUET_ARROW=ON to the cmake command (besides the

parquet-cpp build:

export ARROW_HOME=$HOME/local


sudo make install ----> this installs parquet libs in the std systems location (/usr/local/lib)
so that the pyarrow build (see below) can find the parquet libs

pyarrow build:

export ARROW_HOME=$HOME/local (not a deviation; just repeating here)

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/local/lib:$HOME/parquet4/parquet-cpp/build/latest

sudo python build_ext --with-parquet --with-jemalloc --build-type=release install

sudo python install

(sudo is needed to install in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages )

These are the steps and modifications to the instructions needed for me to build the pyarrow.parquet
package. However, when I now try to import the package I get the error specified above.

Maybe I did something wrong in my steps which I kind of put together by searching for these
issues...but really can't tell what. It took me almost a whole day to get to the point where
I can build pyarrow and parquet, and now I can't use what I built.

Any comments, help appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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