On Friday, October 27, 2017, Paul Moore <p.f.moore@gmail.com> wrote:
On 27 October 2017 at 22:22, Alex Domoradov <alex.hha@gmail.com> wrote:
> I got it. And what I should do with old system? For e.g. we still use ubuntu
> 12.04. Is there any way to upgrade pip/setuptools?

Well, if Ubuntu aren't offering an upgrade, you can do

pip install -i https://pypi.python.org/simple/ ...

Or install your own copy of pip/setuptools, I guess (get-pip --user,
see https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installing/#installing-with-get-pip-py).

Does this upgrade system pip, regardless of the package checksums:

$ sudo pip install -i https://pypi.python.org/simple/ -U pip setuptools

If that doesn't work (or **isn't advisable because `sudo pip` is dangerous**),
you can also configure the index URL with a config file or an environment variable:

https://pip.pypa.io/en/latest/user_guide/#config-file lists the paths for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.



index-url = https://pypi.python.org/simple/

$ export PIP_INDEX_URL="https://pypi.python.org/simple/"

Setuptools (easy_install) uses ~/.pydistutils.cfg :

index_url = https://pypi.python.org/simple/

Buildout uses buildout.cfg and ~/.buildout/default.cfg :

index = https://pypi.python.org/simple/

"What to do when PyPi goes down" (2010)

This URL also works as the -i/--index-url?