Just tried to install scrapy with pip / easy_install, but when it comes to installing lxml it will give the following error:

gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c src/lxml/lxml.etree.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/src/lxml/lxml.etree.o -w

In file included from src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:239:0: src/lxml/etree_defs.h:9:31: fatal error: libxml/xmlversion.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated.

error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

The solution
Install Python development package:

sudo apt-get install python-dev

Install the development packages of libxml and libst

sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev  
sudo apt-get install libxslt1-dev[/sourcecode]

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