[Distutils] Reinstall with pip

Erik Bray erik.m.bray at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 14:13:59 EST 2015

On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 5:23 PM, Carlos Barera <carlos.barera at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an automation task that installs a python package from within the
> project dir using: pip install .
> What's the right way to reinstall the same package (same version)?
> --upgrade + --force-reinstall ?
> Is --no-deps recommended ?
> How about uninstalling and reinstalling ?

I've generally had luck with

pip install --upgrade --force-reinstall --no-deps

This should automatically take care of uninstalling before
reinstalling too, so you shouldn't wind up with a broken package or
outdated files hanging around.


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