Installation on a Raspberry Pi 4


I’m trying to install RPD on a Raspberry Pi 4 and the installation consistently dies at:

Building wheels for collected packages: pyheif
Building wheel for pyheif ( started
Building wheel for pyheif ( finished with status ‘error’

Any suggestions on how to move forward?



install the system library libheif

None available for RPi and I’m definitely not up to compiling them.

How do I get rid of whatever it installed before this point?

The answer is in the script:

python3 --help

It would be helpful would be if you gave me enough information for me to figure out what is needed to get the script to the point where it supports the distro you are running.

What are the complete contents of /etc/os-release?

Where is the package database for the distro so I can see what packages it has?

Ran the help thing. Gave instructions for uninstall. Done.

contents of /etc/os-release are:

PRETTY_NAME=“Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)”
NAME=“Raspbian GNU/Linux”
VERSION=“10 (buster)”


You run this:

$ python3 --help

And look for this:


whose explanation says:

Uninstall the dependencies installed by pip during Rapid Photo Downloader’s installation, and Rapid Photo Downloader itself, then exit. Dependencies will only be removed if they are not required by other programs. Note: this will not uninstall any version of Rapid Photo Downloader installed by your Linux distribution’s package manager.

Got it, thanks