Could not parse version info string “3.6.2-CAPI-1.10.2 4d2925d6”

If you have been working with GeoDjango or Geos related applications, I am sure many of you have seen this ugly error message:

File "/Users/maverick/.virtualenvs/demo/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/gis/geos/", line 8, in <module>

    from .libgeos import geos_version, geos_version_info  # NOQA: flake8 detects only the last __all__

  File "/Users/maverick/.virtualenvs/demo/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/gis/geos/", line 152, in <module>

    _verinfo = geos_version_info()

  File "/Users/maverick/.virtualenvs/demo/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/gis/geos/", line 147, in geos_version_info

    raise GEOSException('Could not parse version info string "%s"' % ver)

django.contrib.gis.geos.error.GEOSException: Could not parse version info string "3.6.2-CAPI-1.10.2 4d2925d6"

If you are on Django 1.11 than bump up the version to 1.11.5 and it should solve the problem. If you Django version is 1.8, than I you have couple of options, if you have Geos version 3.6.1 already installed through Brew than you can just switch the version by running the command:

brew switch geos 3.6.1

or, go to this website, and download 3.6.1 version and unzip it in your preferred place. You then have to go to the unzipped folder and run the following commands one by one:



make install

Tada, now it should not complaint about that error again. Happy coding! 🙂