State install saying "could not install dependencies"

Hi, I use an acer chromebook to code on linux. I’m trying to install ‘wheel’ ‘cython’ ‘toml’ ‘pygame’ but they all say
║ Installing Package ║

Updating Runtime
Changes to your runtime may require some dependencies to be rebuilt.

Something Went Wrong
x Could not install dependencies
x Build Failed: Recipe build failed: 1 build step failed

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• Run → state install --help for general help
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and I can’t find a way to fix it. can someone please help me?

Hi @OwenGamer55,

Thanks for writing!

What are the exact steps that you are trying?


im trying to make a game using python, but to do that i need to download some packages. but those packages show the error message i said up above

Hi @OwenGamer55,

Thanks! That’s your end goal, which sounds fun.

What exact steps are you taking to try and add your packages? It’s more difficult to debug without this.

For example:

  1. I ran state install wheel on the command line
  2. I got an error message of …

However, from taking a look at ActiveState, perhaps it’s easier for you to add the packages you need to this project and then install the project?

Like so:

  1. Go to your Python-3.9 project and click the Configuration tab, then click Add Packages.

  1. When the modal window opens, search for a package you’d like to add. In this case, I searched for cython.

  1. When you’ve added all the packages you’d like, click Done.

  1. Then commit your changes with a note on what you changed

  1. Then you go to the Download Builds tab and - as long as the build has finished - follow the instructions.

Hope this helps!