Can't install module dostoevsky

Hi, i've run pip3 install --user dostoevsky

and got the bunch of errors:

Installing collected packages: pybind11
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pip/", line 215, in main
    status =, args)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pip/commands/", line 342, in run
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pip/req/", line 784, in install
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pip/req/", line 851, in install
    self.move_wheel_files(self.source_dir, root=root, prefix=prefix)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pip/req/", line 1064, in move_wheel_files
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pip/", line 345, in move_wheel_files
    clobber(source, lib_dir, True)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pip/", line 316, in clobber
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pip/utils/", line 83, in ensure_dir
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/", line 220, in makedirs
    mkdir(name, mode)
PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/pybind11'
Traceback (most recent call last):
    import pybind11
  File "/tmp/pip-build-v13qqonj/fasttext/", line 38, in __init__
    import pybind11
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'pybind11'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/tmp/pip-build-v13qqonj/fasttext/", line 72, in <module>
  File "/tmp/pip-build-v13qqonj/fasttext/", line 41, in __init__
    raise RuntimeError('pybind11 install failed.')
RuntimeError: pybind11 install failed.
Command "python egg_info" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-v13qqonj/fasttext/

How can i install this lib?


It looks like you will need to install into a virtualenv to avoid the library trying to write to system folders that you do not have permissions to write to.