Quick Task: Fixing “ImportError: No module named google_compute_engine” when building Hue

Published on 26 March 2019 in Administration / Version 4 - 2 minutes read - Last modified on 04 February 2020

When building Hue on a Google Compute Engine machine, you might it this issue:

 ImportError: No module named google_compute_engine

with this full trace:


creating 'dist/kombu-4.3.0-py2.7.egg' and adding 'build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg' to it

removing 'build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg' (and everything under it)

- Building egg for boto-2.46.1

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "", line 1, in 

File "/home/romain/hue/build/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/sandbox.py", line 253, in run_setup


File "/usr/lib/python2.7/contextlib.py", line 35, in __exit__

self.gen.throw(type, value, traceback)

File "/home/romain/hue/build/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/sandbox.py", line 195, in setup_context


File "/usr/lib/python2.7/contextlib.py", line 35, in __exit__

self.gen.throw(type, value, traceback)

File "/home/romain/hue/build/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/sandbox.py", line 166, in save_modules


File "/home/romain/hue/build/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/sandbox.py", line 141, in resume

six.reraise(type, exc, self._tb)

File "/home/romain/hue/build/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/sandbox.py", line 154, in save_modules

yield saved

File "/home/romain/hue/build/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/sandbox.py", line 195, in setup_context


File "/home/romain/hue/build/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/sandbox.py", line 250, in run_setup

_execfile(setup_script, ns)

File "/home/romain/hue/build/env/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools/sandbox.py", line 45, in _execfile

exec(code, globals, locals)

File "setup.py", line 37, in 

from boto import __version__

File "/home/romain/hue/desktop/core/ext-py/boto-2.46.1/boto/__init__.py", line 1216, in 


File "/home/romain/hue/desktop/core/ext-py/boto-2.46.1/boto/plugin.py", line 93, in load_plugins


File "/home/romain/hue/desktop/core/ext-py/boto-2.46.1/boto/plugin.py", line 75, in _import_module

return imp.load_module(name, file, filename, data)

File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/google_compute_engine/boto/compute_auth.py", line 19, in 

from google_compute_engine import logger

ImportError: No module named google_compute_engine

/home/romain/hue/Makefile.sdk:120: recipe for target '/home/romain/hue/desktop/core/build/boto-2.46.1/egg.stamp' failed

make[2]: \*** [/home/romain/hue/desktop/core/build/boto-2.46.1/egg.stamp] Error 1

make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/romain/hue/desktop/core'

Makefile:106: recipe for target '.recursive-env-install/core' failed

make[1]: \*** [.recursive-env-install/core] Error 2

make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/romain/hue/desktop'

Makefile:148: recipe for target 'desktop' failed

make: \*** [desktop] Error 2

On quick workaround if you do not use boto, it to no not configure it:

  sudo mv /etc/boto.cfg /etc/boto.cfg.back

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