[Distutils] pip install --upgrade bug on python3.x

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 17:05:48 CET 2013

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Christian Tismer <tismer at stackless.com>wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I recognized a glitch with pip when using the --upgrade option.
> From the traceback:
>       File "./setuptools/dist.py", line 103
>         except ValueError, e:
>                          ^
>     SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> This seems to happen only if --upgrade is used, regardless whether
> a module was installed before or not.
> It is easy to circumvent by first uninstalling and then avoiding the
> option.
> Should I file an issue? Where? Or submit a patch?

It's a known bug: https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/650
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