Can't get 'Adafruit_BBIO' installed with Python3

Dear Sir/Madam:

I manage to load on Python3 on my BBB Rev. ‘C’ (running Debian) with:

apt-get update

apt-get install python3

I then had to install pip via ‘’ (

But now when I want to install the ‘Adafruit_BBIO’ module via these steps:

apt-get install python-smbus <== Went Ok

pip3 install Adafruit_BBIO

I get the following error:
Collecting Adafruit-BBIO
Downloading Adafruit_BBIO-0.0.20.tar.gz
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 20, in <module
Complete output from command python egg_info:
Traceback (most recent call last):

File “”, line 20, in <module

I don’t think that the Adafruit_BBIO library supports Python3 right now. I know for certain that stock python-smbus does not support Python3, though some google searching on the topic will find you some tutorials on how to hack it to work.

Here’s one: