Raspberry Pi2 B, standard Raspbian. Using RPi.GPIO, V3 installed as:

sudo apt-get install python-rpi.gpio python3-rpi.gpio

On line

import RPi.GPIO

I get

ImportError: /usr/local/lib/python3.2/dist-packages/RPi/GPIO.so: undefined symbol: _Py_ZeroStruct  

(either in interpreter or as code run as python3 myCode.py).

Any help please!?

  • It may be broken on jessie. It requires Python < 3.3 but jessie uses Python 3.4.2.
    – joan
    Commented May 4, 2015 at 13:13

3 Answers 3

import RPi.GPIO as GPIO

GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)  # set board mode to Broadcom

GPIO.setup(17, GPIO.OUT)  # set up pin 17
GPIO.setup(18, GPIO.OUT)  # set up pin 18

GPIO.output(17, 1)  # turn on pin 17
GPIO.output(18, 1)  # turn on pin 18

from here.


It might be that your Pi is not updated.

Go to the command line on your pi and enter:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

After running these commands, reinstall both the packages. It should work.

pip install RPi.GPIO

From Here: https://pypi.org/project/RPi.GPIO/#description

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