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How to Install PyUSB on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 15 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install PyUSB in Python on MacOS. The PyUSB module provides for Python easy access to the host machine’s Universal Serial Bus (USB) system.

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install PyUSB

Follow the below steps to install pyusb package on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install latest Python3 in MacOS

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.

python3 --version
pip3 --version

checking python and pip version in macos



Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

upgrading pip in macos

Step 4: Enter the following command to install PyUSB using pip3.

pip3 install pyusb

installing pyubb package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install PyUSB

Follow the below steps to install pyusb package on macOS using the setup.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of PyUSB for python3 from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/d9/6e/433a5614132576289b8643fe598dd5d51b16e130fd591564be952e15bb45/pyusb-1.2.1.tar.gz > pyusb.tar.gz

downloading the source package for glob in macos

Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf pyusb.tar.gz

extracting the pyusb.tar file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

cd pyusb-1.2.1
python3 setup.py install

installing pyusb on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying pyusb installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import usb.core
import usb.util

Verifying pyusb installation on macOS

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.

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