not found after pip install labjack-lm | LabJack not found after pip install labjack-lm

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When installing LJM using "python3.8 -m pip install labjack-ljm" successfully, I am unable to aftwards load the library.  Looking at the git repo behind labjack-ljm, it doesn't seem like the .so library is there or would have any reason to exist after a pip install.  Does pip install just not work because it doesn't include the necessary library?


(starcomms_env) [email protected]:/$ python3.8 -m pip install labjack-ljm
Defaulting to user installation because normal site-packages is not writeable
Looking in indexes:
Collecting labjack-ljm
  Using cached labjack_ljm-1.21.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (21 kB)
Installing collected packages: labjack-ljm
Successfully installed labjack-ljm-1.21.0
(starcomms_env) [email protected]:/$ python3.8
Python 3.8.9 (default, Apr  3 2021, 01:02:10) 
[GCC 5.4.0 20160609] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from labjack import ljm
<class 'labjack.ljm.ljm.LJMError'>: Cannot load the LJM library cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


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The Python module install

The Python module install does not include our LJM library, that can be downloaded here: