This post was originally going to be about how to set up a few different systems, including vagrant, docker, ansible, and some random python projects on debian/ubuntu systems, but I ran into a singular problem on almost everything I did. The error was always Failed Building Wheel for Cryptography I’ve gotten this problem several times, and it can be caused by different things. I found a few posts that helped me (here and here and here), but here is a quick summary which should help you in almost all situations:
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Austin Snair

Student at Purdue. (Cyber)security, Tech, Writing, DevOps. Travelled to 22 countries and 48 states. Play soccer and ping pong, run a charity (, and a metal straw company ( (Currently focusing on Docker and learning DevOps one fail at a time.