pg_config executable not found
Check the location of pg_config: Open a terminal and run the command "which pg_config". This will show you the location of the pg_config executable on your system.
Add the pg_config location to your PATH environment variable: If the pg_config executable is not in one of the directories listed in your PATH environment variable, you will need to add it. You can do this by adding the following line to your .bashrc or .bash_profile file: export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/pg_config
Reinstall PostgreSQL: If you are unable to locate the pg_config executable, you may need to reinstall PostgreSQL on your system. Make sure to install the development libraries as well, as these are required for building the psycopg2 library.
Install the psycopg2 package using pip: After you have fixed the pg_config issue, you can install the psycopg2 package using pip by running the command "pip install psycopg2" in your terminal.
Verify that the installation was successful: To verify that the psycopg2 package was installed correctly, you can run the command "pip show psycopg2" in your terminal. This will show you information about the package, including the version number and location.
Test the connection to the PostgreSQL database: To test the connection to the PostgreSQL database, you can use the following Python code snippet.
conn = psycopg2.connect(
print("Unable to connect to the database.")
If the connection is established successfully, you will see the message "Connection established.". If not, you should see the message "Unable to connect to the database.".