About buildinfo and ankirspy

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19 Feb, 2020 09:34 AM


I'm trying to do some python scripting with Anki. I cloned the source code from GitHub, when I run my code, I got the error for not finding anki.buildinfo and ankirspy. How to solve this?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 19 Feb, 2020 10:02 AM

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    You'll need to build the code first - please see README.development

  2. 2 Posted by zhangchaont on 20 Feb, 2020 07:59 AM

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    hi, Damien.

    Thanks for your reply. I followed the instructions in README.development. Now it stopped at maturin develop --release --strip for several hours. I restarted and it's same. What's wrong?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 20 Feb, 2020 09:39 AM

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    The first time that command runs, it needs to download Rust libraries, and if your internet connection is slow that may be taking a long time - you could monitor the download using the network tab of activity monitor.

  4. 4 Posted by zhangchaont on 21 Feb, 2020 06:10 AM

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    Yes, in China the internet connection with the sever is too slow. I switched to a mirror server but I kept getting error when running the codes. After several hours waiting it finished. Now I can run the codes successfully.

    Thank you for your help.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Damien Elmes on 22 Feb, 2020 07:46 AM

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    No problem!

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