[openstack-dev] [all] Issues with pip 6.1

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Tue Apr 7 12:38:06 UTC 2015

On 04/07/2015 07:39 AM, Victor Stinner wrote:
>> (2) it's not more possible to install argparse on Python 2.7 (...)
> Donald Stufft released pip 6.1.1, he reverted the change which prevented to install argparse.
> Thanks for the quick fix!
>> (1) update.py of openstack/requirements uses req.InstallRequirement.url attribute, but this attribute is gone (replaced with req.InstallRequirement.link.url)
>> => see https://bugs.launchpad.net/tempest/+bug/1440984
> pip 6.1.1 reintroduced the url attribute but there is a bug in the property :-/
> According to pip developers, the problem is that OpenStack should not use Python pip API because the Python API is private and not stable. Only the CLI has a stable API.
> Victor

There are work arounds already landed in upstream requirements.

Getting rid of pip usage in requirements is done here -


Sean Dague

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