Streamlit cloud face issue in pathlib installing

I have this issue and I dont know how solve it.

Collecting pathlib
  Downloading pathlib-1.0.1.tar.gz (49 kB)
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  Preparing metadata ( started
  Preparing metadata ( finished with status 'error'
  error: subprocess-exited-with-error
  × python egg_info did not run successfully.
  │ exit code: 1
  ╰─> [20 lines of output]
      Traceback (most recent call last):
        File "<string>", line 36, in <module>
        File "<pip-setuptools-caller>", line 34, in <module>
        File "/tmp/pip-install-klccvim6/pathlib_c1a595f1e62740ceaabb718b451eafa2/", line 30, in <module>
        File "/home/appuser/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/_distutils/", line 109, in setup
          _setup_distribution = dist = klass(attrs)
        File "/home/appuser/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/", line 460, in __init__
          for ep in metadata.entry_points(group='distutils.setup_keywords'):
        File "/home/appuser/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/_vendor/importlib_metadata/", line 999, in entry_points
          return SelectableGroups.load(eps).select(**params)
        File "/home/appuser/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/_vendor/importlib_metadata/", line 449, in load
          ordered = sorted(eps, key=by_group)
        File "/home/appuser/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/_vendor/importlib_metadata/", line 997, in <genexpr>
          dist.entry_points for dist in unique(distributions())
        File "/home/appuser/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/_vendor/importlib_metadata/", line 609, in entry_points
          return EntryPoints._from_text_for(self.read_text('entry_points.txt'), self)
        File "/home/appuser/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/_vendor/importlib_metadata/", line 917, in read_text
          return self._path.joinpath(filename).read_text(encoding='utf-8')
      AttributeError: 'PosixPath' object has no attribute 'read_text'
      [end of output]
  note: This error originates from a subprocess, and is likely not a problem with pip.
error: metadata-generation-failed

× Encountered error while generating package metadata.
╰─> See above for output.

note: This is an issue with the package mentioned above, not pip.
hint: See above for details.
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Please give us a link to your github repo.

Hi Franky1:

Sorry for delaying, my link is



See my pull request on github.

  • streamlit app should install on streamlit cloud now
  • streamlit app should at least run on streamlit cloud
  • however some of the functionality of the app may still not work, since i don’t fully understand the intention and usage of the app, you will have to fix this yourself
  • the app code is a bit messy, i would recommend to cleanup and better structure the code