ERROR: Installation failed: "Boost.Python error in job \"packages\"." - Raspberry Pi 4b

Hi all,

First time on the forum and trying out EndeavourOS, so be gentle.

I’m trying to install EndeavourOS Cassini_Nova-03-2023_R3 on a Raspberry Pi 4b 8GB, using an SSD as storage. I boot from the live USB on another computer, wrote the ARM installation image to the SSD, then boot from the SSD on the Pi. I’ve tried installing using both the official LXDE and the community Openbox and hit the following error partway through install:

2023-09-25 - 12:05:53 [6]: virtual void Calamares::JobThread::run()
Starting job “packages” ( 7 / 20 )
2023-09-25 - 12:05:53 [6]: virtual Calamares::JobResult Calamares::PythonJob::exec()
Job file “/usr/lib/calamares/modules/packages/”
2023-09-25 - 12:05:53 [6]: Python Error:
<class ‘ImportError’>
/usr/lib/python3.11/lib-dynload/ undefined symbol: _PyModule_Add
File “/usr/lib/calamares/modules/packages/”, line 19, in
import subprocess

File “/usr/lib/python3.11/”, line 119, in
import selectors

File “/usr/lib/python3.11/”, line 11, in
import math

The install errors out at this point and clicking the installer buttons no longer responds. Rebooting leads to a terminal login which doesn’t accept alarm/alarm or the new username/password set up, so I need to re-write the ARM install image each time.

Does anyone have any pointers? Or is there any more information I can provide?

Looks like maybe mismatched Python library versions?

Looks like, I wondered if it might be related to this:

Is is possible to update libraries from the initial ARM image, before it does the full install?

Please see the following Topic in regards to your issue.


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