I’m writing this for future me. My default OS is Ubuntu so setting up the project on CentOS was new for me.

gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong –param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches -m64 -mtune=generic -D_GNU_SOURCE -fPIC -fwrapv -DNDEBUG -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong –param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches -m64 -mtune=generic -D_GNU_SOURCE -fPIC -fwrapv -fPIC -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c _scandir.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/_scandir.o
unable to execute gcc: No such file or directory
error: command ‘gcc’ failed with exit status 1

yum install gcc

gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong –param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches -m64 -mtune=generic -D_GNU_SOURCE -fPIC -fwrapv -DNDEBUG -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong –param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches -m64 -mtune=generic -D_GNU_SOURCE -fPIC -fwrapv -fPIC -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c _scandir.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/_scandir.o
_scandir.c:14:20: fatal error: Python.h: No such file or directory
#include
^
compilation terminated.
error: command ‘gcc’ failed with exit status 1

yum install python-devel

gcc -pthread -shared -Wl,-z,relro build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/Modules/2.x/readline.o readline/libreadline.a readline/libhistory.a -L/usr/lib64 -lncurses -lpython2.7 -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/gnureadline.so
gcc: error: readline/libreadline.a: No such file or directory
gcc: error: readline/libhistory.a: No such file or directory
error: command ‘gcc’ failed with exit status 1

yum install patch

gcc -pthread -shared -Wl,-z,relro build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/Modules/2.x/readline.o readline/libreadline.a readline/libhistory.a -L/usr/lib64 -lncurses -lpython2.7 -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/gnureadline.so
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
error: command ‘gcc’ failed with exit status 1

yum install ncurses-devel