Beta and final releases of 1.5 are planned for end of 2013.
- New Signing Key Release 1.4.1 is using a different key than normal with fingerprint: 7C6B 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372 DCFA
- Fixed issues with installing from pybundle files (Pull #1116).
- Fixed error when sysconfig module throws an exception (Pull #1095).
- Don’t ignore already installed pre-releases (Pull #1076).
- Fixes related to upgrading setuptools (Pull #1092).
- Fixes so that –download works with wheel archives (Pull #1113).
- Fixes related to recognizing and cleaning global build dirs (Pull #1080).
- BACKWARD INCOMPATIBLE pip now only installs stable versions by default,
and offers a new --pre option to also find pre-release and development
versions. (Pull #834)
- BACKWARD INCOMPATIBLE Dropped support for Python 2.5. The minimum
supported Python version for pip 1.4 is Python 2.6.
- Added support for installing and building wheel archives.
Thanks Daniel Holth, Marcus Smith, Paul Moore, and Michele Lacchia
- Applied security patch to pip’s ssl support related to certificate DNS
wildcard matching (http://bugs.python.org/issue17980).
- To satisfy pip’s setuptools requirement, pip now recommends setuptools>=0.8,
not distribute. setuptools and distribute are now merged into one project
called ‘setuptools’. (Pull #1003)
- pip will now warn when installing a file that is either hosted externally to
the index or cannot be verified with a hash. In the future pip will default
to not installing them and will require the flags –allow-external NAME, and
–allow-insecure NAME respectively. (Pull #985)
- If an already-downloaded or cached file has a bad hash, re-download it rather
than erroring out. (Issue #963).
- pip bundle and support for installing from pybundle files is now
considered deprecated and will be removed in pip v1.5.
- Fixed a number of issues (#413, #709, #634, #602, and #939) related to
cleaning up and not reusing build directories. (Pull #865, #948)
- Added a User Agent so that pip is identifiable in logs. (Pull #901)
- Added ssl and –user support to get-pip.py. Thanks Gabriel de Perthuis.
- Fixed the proxy support, which was broken in pip 1.3.x (Pull #840)
- Fixed issue #32 - pip fails when server does not send content-type header.
Thanks Hugo Lopes Tavares and Kelsey Hightower (Pull #872).
- “Vendorized” distlib as pip.vendor.distlib (https://distlib.readthedocs.org/).
- Fixed git VCS backend with git 1.8.3. (Pull #967)
- Fixed a major backward incompatible change of parsing URLs to externally
hosted packages that got accidentily included in 1.3.
- SSL Cert Verification; Make https the default for PyPI access.
Thanks James Cleveland, Giovanni Bajo, Marcus Smith and many others (Pull #791).
- Added “pip list” for listing installed packages and the latest version
available. Thanks Rafael Caricio, Miguel Araujo, Dmitry Gladkov (Pull #752)
- Fixed security issues with pip’s use of temp build directories.
Thanks David (d1b) and Thomas Guttler. (Pull #780)
- Improvements to sphinx docs and cli help. (Pull #773)
- Fixed issue #707, dealing with OS X temp dir handling, which was causing
global NumPy installs to fail. (Pull #768)
- Split help output into general vs command-specific option groups.
Thanks Georgi Valkov. (Pull #744; Pull #721 contains preceding refactor)
- Fixed dependency resolution when installing from archives with uppercase
project names. (Pull #724)
- Fixed problem where re-installs always occurred when using file:// find-links.
- “pip install -v” now shows the full download url, not just the archive name.
Thanks Marc Abramowitz (Pull #687)
- Fix to prevent unnecessary PyPI redirects. Thanks Alex Gronholm (Pull #695)
- Fixed issue #670 - install failure under Python 3 when the same version
of a package is found under 2 different URLs. Thanks Paul Moore (Pull #671)
- Fix git submodule recursive updates. Thanks Roey Berman. (Pulls #674)
- Explicitly ignore rel=’download’ links while looking for html pages.
Thanks Maxime R. (Pull #677)
- –user/–upgrade install options now work together. Thanks ‘eevee’ for
discovering the problem. (Pull #705)
- Added check in install --download to prevent re-downloading if the target
file already exists. Thanks Andrey Bulgakov. (Pull #669)
- Added support for bare paths (including relative paths) as argument to
–find-links. Thanks Paul Moore for draft patch.
- Added support for –no-index in requirements files.
- Added “pip show” command to get information about an installed package.
Fixes #131. Thanks Kelsey Hightower and Rafael Caricio.
- Added –root option for “pip install” to specify root directory. Behaves
like the same option in distutils but also plays nice with pip’s egg-info.
Thanks Przemek Wrzos. (Issue #253 / Pull #693)
- Fixed a regression introduced in 1.2 about raising an exception when
not finding any files to uninstall in the current environment. Thanks for
the fix, Marcus Smith.
- Dropped support for Python 2.4 The minimum supported Python version is
now Python 2.5.
- Fixed issue #605 - pypi mirror support broken on some DNS responses. Thanks
- Fixed issue #355 - pip uninstall removes files it didn’t install. Thanks
- Fixed issues #493, #494, #440, and #573 related to improving support for the
user installation scheme. Thanks Marcus Smith.
- Write failure log to temp file if default location is not writable. Thanks
- Pull in submodules for git editable checkouts. Fixes #289 and #421. Thanks
Hsiaoming Yang and Markus Hametner.
- Use a temporary directory as the default build location outside of a
virtualenv. Fixes issues #339 and #381. Thanks Ben Rosser.
- Added support for specifying extras with local editables. Thanks Nick
- Added --egg flag to request egg-style rather than flat installation. Refs
issue #3. Thanks Kamal Bin Mustafa.
- Fixed issue #510 - prevent e.g. gmpy2-2.0.tar.gz from matching a request
to pip install gmpy; sdist filename must begin with full project name
followed by a dash. Thanks casevh for the report.
- Fixed issue #504 - allow package URLS to have querystrings. Thanks W.
- Fixed issue #58 - pip freeze now falls back to non-editable format rather
than blowing up if it can’t determine the origin repository of an editable.
Thanks Rory McCann.
- Added a __main__.py file to enable python -m pip on Python versions
that support it. Thanks Alexey Luchko.
- Fixed issue #487 - upgrade from VCS url of project that does exist on
index. Thanks Andrew Knapp for the report.
- Fixed issue #486 - fix upgrade from VCS url of project with no distribution
on index. Thanks Andrew Knapp for the report.
- Fixed issue #427 - clearer error message on a malformed VCS url. Thanks
- Added support for using any of the built in guaranteed algorithms in
hashlib as a checksum hash.
- Fixed issue #321 - Raise an exception if current working directory can’t be
found or accessed.
- Fixed issue #82 - Removed special casing of the user directory and use the
Python default instead.
- Fixed #436 - Only warn about version conflicts if there is actually one.
This re-enables using ==dev in requirements files.
- Moved tests to be run on Travis CI: http://travis-ci.org/pypa/pip
- Added a better help formatter.
- Fixed issue #326 - don’t crash when a package’s setup.py emits UTF-8 and
then fails. Thanks Marc Abramowitz.
- Added --target option for installing directly to arbitrary directory.
Thanks Stavros Korokithakis.
- Added support for authentication with Subversion repositories. Thanks
- Fixed issue #315 - --download now downloads dependencies as well.
Thanks Qiangning Hong.
- Errors from subprocesses will display the current working directory.
Thanks Antti Kaihola.
- Fixed issue #369 - compatibility with Subversion 1.7. Thanks Qiangning
Hong. Note that setuptools remains incompatible with Subversion 1.7; to
get the benefits of pip’s support you must use Distribute rather than
- Fixed issue #57 - ignore py2app-generated OS X mpkg zip files in finder.
Thanks Rene Dudfield.
- Fixed issue #182 - log to ~/Library/Logs/ by default on OS X framework
installs. Thanks Dan Callahan for report and patch.
- Fixed issue #310 - understand version tags without minor version (“py3”)
in sdist filenames. Thanks Stuart Andrews for report and Olivier Girardot for
- Fixed issue #7 - Pip now supports optionally installing setuptools
“extras” dependencies; e.g. “pip install Paste[openid]”. Thanks Matt Maker
and Olivier Girardot.
- Fixed issue #391 - freeze no longer borks on requirements files with
–index-url or –find-links. Thanks Herbert Pfennig.
- Fixed issue #288 - handle symlinks properly. Thanks lebedov for the patch.
- Fixed issue #49 - pip install -U no longer reinstalls the same versions of
packages. Thanks iguananaut for the pull request.
- Removed -E/--environment option and PIP_RESPECT_VIRTUALENV;
both use a restart-in-venv mechanism that’s broken, and neither one is
useful since every virtualenv now has pip inside it. Replace pip -E
path/to/venv install Foo with virtualenv path/to/venv &&
path/to/venv/pip install Foo.
- Fixed issue #366 - pip throws IndexError when it calls scraped_rel_links
- Fixed issue #22 - pip search should set and return a userful shell status code
- Fixed issue #351 and #365 - added global --exists-action command line
option to easier script file exists conflicts, e.g. from editable
requirements from VCS that have a changed repo URL.
- Fixed docs issues.
- Fixed issue #295 - Reinstall a package when using the install -I option
- Fixed issue #283 - Finds a Git tag pointing to same commit as origin/master
- Fixed issue #279 - Use absolute path for path to docs in setup.py
- Fixed issue #314 - Correctly handle exceptions on Python3.
- Fixed issue #320 - Correctly parse --editable lines in requirements files
- Start to use git-flow.
- Fixed issue #274 - find_command should not raise AttributeError
- Fixed issue #273 - respect Content-Disposition header. Thanks Bradley Ayers.
- Fixed issue #233 - pathext handling on Windows.
- Fixed issue #252 - svn+svn protocol.
- Fixed issue #44 - multiple CLI searches.
- Fixed issue #266 - current working directory when running setup.py clean.
Added Python 3 support! Huge thanks to Vinay Sajip, Vitaly Babiy, Kelsey
Hightower, and Alex Gronholm, among others.
Download progress only shown on a real TTY. Thanks Alex Morega.
Fixed finding of VCS binaries to not be fooled by same-named directories.
Thanks Alex Morega.
Fixed uninstall of packages from system Python for users of Debian/Ubuntu
python-setuptools package (workaround until fixed in Debian and Ubuntu).
installer. Simply download and execute it, using the Python interpreter of
$ curl -O https://raw.github.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py
$ python get-pip.py
This may have to be run as root.
Make sure you have distribute
installed before using the installer!
- Moved main repository to Github: https://github.com/pypa/pip
- Transferred primary maintenance from Ian to Jannis Leidel, Carl Meyer, Brian Rosner
- Fixed issue #14 - No uninstall-on-upgrade with URL package. Thanks Oliver Tonnhofer
- Fixed issue #163 - Egg name not properly resolved. Thanks Igor Sobreira
- Fixed issue #178 - Non-alphabetical installation of requirements. Thanks Igor Sobreira
- Fixed issue #199 - Documentation mentions –index instead of –index-url. Thanks Kelsey Hightower
- Fixed issue #204 - rmtree undefined in mercurial.py. Thanks Kelsey Hightower
- Fixed bug in Git vcs backend that would break during reinstallation.
- Fixed bug in Mercurial vcs backend related to pip freeze and branch/tag resolution.
- Fixed bug in version string parsing related to the suffix “-dev”.
Avoid redundant unpacking of bundles (from pwaller)
Fixed issue #32, #150, #161 - Fixed checking out the correct
tag/branch/commit when updating an editable Git requirement.
Fixed issue #49 - Added ability to install version control requirements
without making them editable, e.g.:
pip install git+https://github.com/pypa/pip/
Fixed issue #175 - Correctly locate build and source directory on Mac OS X.
Added git+https:// scheme to Git VCS backend.
- Added global –user flag as shortcut for –install-option=”–user”. From
- Added support for PyPI mirrors as
defined in PEP 381, from
- Fixed issue #138 - Git revisions ignored. Thanks John-Scott Atlakson.
- Fixed issue #95 - Initial editable install of github package from a tag fails. Thanks John-Scott Atlakson.
- Fixed issue #107 - Can’t install if a directory in cwd has the same name as the package you’re installing.
- Fixed issue #39 - –install-option=”–prefix=~/.local” ignored with -e.
Thanks Ronny Pfannschmidt and Wil Tan.
- Track which build/ directories pip creates, never remove directories
it doesn’t create. From Hugo Lopes Tavares.
- Pip now accepts file:// index URLs. Thanks Dave Abrahams.
- Various cleanup to make test-running more consistent and less fragile.
Thanks Dave Abrahams.
- Real Windows support (with passing tests). Thanks Dave Abrahams.
- pip-2.7 etc. scripts are created (Python-version specific scripts)
- contrib/build-standalone script creates a runnable .zip form of
pip, from Jannis Leidel
- Editable git repos are updated when reinstalled
- Fix problem with --editable when multiple .egg-info/ directories
- A number of VCS-related fixes for pip freeze, from Hugo Lopes Tavares.
- Significant test framework changes, from Hugo Lopes Tavares.
- Set zip_safe=False to avoid problems some people are encountering where
pip is installed as a zip file.
- Fixed opening of logfile with no directory name. Thanks Alexandre Conrad.
- Temporary files are consistently cleaned up, especially after
installing bundles, also from Alex Conrad.
- Tests now require at least ScriptTest 1.0.3.
- Fixed uninstallation on Windows
- Added pip search command.
- Tab-complete names of installed distributions for pip uninstall.
- Support tab-completion when there is a global-option before the
- Install header files in standard (scheme-default) location when installing
outside a virtualenv. Install them to a slightly more consistent
non-standard location inside a virtualenv (since the standard location is
a non-writable symlink to the global location).
- pip now logs to a central location by default (instead of creating
pip-log.txt all over the place) and constantly overwrites the
file in question. On Unix and Mac OS X this is '$HOME/.pip/pip.log'
and on Windows it’s '%HOME%\\pip\\pip.log'. You are still able to
override this location with the $PIP_LOG_FILE environment variable.
For a complete (appended) logfile use the separate '--log' command line
- Fixed an issue with Git that left an editable packge as a checkout of a
remote branch, even if the default behaviour would have been fine, too.
- Fixed installing from a Git tag with older versions of Git.
- Expand “~” in logfile and download cache paths.
- Speed up installing from Mercurial repositories by cloning without
updating the working copy multiple times.
- Fixed installing directly from directories (e.g.
pip install path/to/dir/).
- Fixed installing editable packages with svn+ssh URLs.
- Don’t print unwanted debug information when running the freeze command.
- Create log file directory automatically. Thanks Alexandre Conrad.
- Make test suite easier to run successfully. Thanks Dave Abrahams.
- Fixed “pip install .” and “pip install ..”; better error for directory
without setup.py. Thanks Alexandre Conrad.
- Support Debian/Ubuntu “dist-packages” in zip command. Thanks duckx.
- Fix relative –src folder. Thanks Simon Cross.
- Handle missing VCS with an error message. Thanks Alexandre Conrad.
- Added –no-download option to install; pairs with –no-install to separate
download and installation into two steps. Thanks Simon Cross.
- Fix uninstalling from requirements file containing -f, -i, or
- Leftover build directories are now removed. Thanks Alexandre Conrad.
- Fixed import error on Windows with regard to the backwards compatibility
- Fixed uninstall when /tmp is on a different filesystem.
- Fixed uninstallation of distributions with namespace packages.
- Added support for the https and http-static schemes to the
Mercurial and ftp scheme to the Bazaar backend.
- Fixed uninstallation of scripts installed with easy_install.
- Fixed an issue in the package finder that could result in an
infinite loop while looking for links.
- Fixed issue with pip bundle and local files (which weren’t being
copied into the bundle), from Whit Morriss.
- Add pip uninstall and uninstall-before upgrade (from Carl
- Extended configurability with config files and environment variables.
- Allow packages to be upgraded, e.g., pip install Package==0.1
then pip install Package==0.2.
- Allow installing/upgrading to Package==dev (fix “Source version does not
match target version” errors).
- Added command and option completion for bash and zsh.
- Extended integration with virtualenv by providing an option to
automatically use an active virtualenv and an option to warn if no active
virtualenv is found.
- Fixed a bug with pip install –download and editable packages, where
directories were being set with 0000 permissions, now defaults to 755.
- Fixed uninstallation of easy_installed console_scripts.
- Fixed uninstallation on Mac OS X Framework layout installs
- Fixed bug preventing uninstall of editables with source outside venv.
- Creates download cache directory if not existing.
- Fixed a couple little bugs, with git and with extensions.
- Added ability to override the default log file name (pip-log.txt)
with the environmental variable $PIP_LOG_FILE.
- Made the freeze command print installed packages to stdout instead of
writing them to a file. Use simple redirection (e.g.
pip freeze > stable-req.txt) to get a file with requirements.
- Fixed problem with freezing editable packages from a Git repository.
- Added support for base URLs using <base href='...'> when parsing
- Fixed installing of non-editable packages from version control systems.
- Fixed issue with Bazaar’s bzr+ssh scheme.
- Added –download-dir option to the install command to retrieve package
archives. If given an editable package it will create an archive of it.
- Added ability to pass local file and directory paths to --find-links,
- Reduced the amount of console log messages when fetching a page to find a
distribution was problematic. The full messages can be found in pip-log.txt.
- Added --no-deps option to install ignore package dependencies
- Added --no-index option to ignore the package index (PyPI) temporarily
- Fixed installing editable packages from Git branches.
- Fixes freezing of editable packages from Mercurial repositories.
- Fixed handling read-only attributes of build files, e.g. of Subversion and
Bazaar on Windows.
- When downloading a file from a redirect, use the redirected
location’s extension to guess the compression (happens specifically
when redirecting to a bitbucket.org tip.gz file).
- Editable freeze URLs now always use revision hash/id rather than tip or
branch names which could move.
- Fixed comparison of repo URLs so incidental differences such as
presence/absence of final slashes or quoted/unquoted special
characters don’t trigger “ignore/switch/wipe/backup” choice.
- Fixed handling of attempt to checkout editable install to a
non-empty, non-repo directory.
- Make -e work better with local hg repositories
- Construct PyPI URLs the exact way easy_install constructs URLs (you
might notice this if you use a custom index that is
- Improvements on Windows (from Ionel Maries Cristian).
- Fixed problem with not being able to install private git repositories.
- Make pip zip zip all its arguments, not just the first.
- Fix some filename issues on Windows.
- Allow the -i and --extra-index-url options in requirements
- Fix the way bundle components are unpacked and moved around, to make
- Adds -s option to allow the access to the global site-packages if a
virtualenv is to be created.
- Fixed support for Subversion 1.6.
- Improved virtualenv restart and various path/cleanup problems on win32.
- Fixed a regression with installing from svn repositories (when not
- Fixes when installing editable packages that put their source in a
subdirectory (like src/).
- Improve pip -h
- Added support for editable packages created from Git, Mercurial and Bazaar
repositories and ability to freeze them. Refactored support for version
- Do not use sys.exit() from inside the code, instead use a
return. This will make it easier to invoke programmatically.
- Put the install record in Package.egg-info/installed-files.txt
(previously they went in
- Fix a problem with pip freeze not including -e svn+ when an
svn structure is peculiar.
- Allow pip -E to work with a virtualenv that uses a different
version of Python than the parent environment.
- Fixed Win32 virtualenv (-E) option.
- Search the links passed in with -f for packages.
- Detect zip files, even when the file doesn’t have a .zip
extension and it is served with the wrong Content-Type.
- Installing editable from existing source now works, like pip
install -e some/path/ will install the package in some/path/.
Most importantly, anything that package requires will also be
installed by pip.
- Add a --path option to pip un/zip, so you can avoid zipping
files that are outside of where you expect.
- Add --simulate option to pip zip.
- Fixed small problem that prevented using pip.py without actually
- Fixed --upgrade, which would download and appear to install
upgraded packages, but actually just reinstall the existing package.
- Fixed Windows problem with putting the install record in the right
place, and generating the pip script with Setuptools.
- Download links that include embedded spaces or other unsafe
characters (those characters get %-encoded).
- Fixed use of URLs in requirement files, and problems with some blank
- Turn some tar file errors into warnings.
- Renamed to pip, and to install you now do pip install
- Added command pip zip PACKAGE and pip unzip PACKAGE. This
is particularly intended for Google App Engine to manage libraries
to stay under the 1000-file limit.
- Some fixes to bundles, especially editable packages and when
creating a bundle using unnamed packages (like just an svn
repository without #egg=Package).
- Added an option --install-option to pass options to pass
arguments to setup.py install
- .svn/ directories are no longer included in bundles, as these
directories are specific to a version of svn – if you build a
bundle on a system with svn 1.5, you can’t use the checkout on a
system with svn 1.4. Instead a file svn-checkout.txt is
included that notes the original location and revision, and the
command you can use to turn it back into an svn checkout. (Probably
unpacking the bundle should, maybe optionally, recreate this
information – but that is not currently implemented, and it would
require network access.)
- Avoid ambiguities over project name case, where for instance
MyPackage and mypackage would be considered different packages.
This in particular caused problems on Macs, where MyPackage/ and
mypackage/ are the same directory.
- Added support for an environmental variable
$PIP_DOWNLOAD_CACHE which will cache package downloads, so
future installations won’t require large downloads. Network access
is still required, but just some downloads will be avoided when
- Always use svn checkout (not export) so that
tag_svn_revision settings give the revision of the package.
- Don’t update checkouts that came from .pybundle files.
- Improve error text when there are errors fetching HTML pages when
- Improve bundles: include empty directories, make them work with
- If you use -E env and the environment env/ doesn’t exist, a
new virtual environment will be created.
- Fix dependency_links for finding packages.
- Fixed a NameError exception when running pip outside of a
- Added HTTP proxy support (from Prabhu Ramachandran)
- Fixed use of hashlib.md5 on python2.5+ (also from Prabhu