[IPython-dev] Minimum virtualenv version for IPython development?

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 23:48:53 EDT 2013

If anything, it would be a pip version - virtualenv is not involved in that
command, but each version of virtualenv does embed a version of pip, which
you can always upgrade after the fact. What is your pip version in the env?
 For old pip, you may need to make a more explicit call, such as:

    pip install -e git+file://$PWD#egg=ipython[notebook]

In which case `python setup.py develop` might be simpler (though it won't
bring in dependencies).

On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Tim Pitman <tapitman11 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> When using Python 2.7.5 built from source, and installing the latest
> virtualenv, the following command from the IPython github page works fine:
> pip install -e ".[notebook]"
> However, when using Python 2.7.3 and virtualenv from the Ubuntu
> 12.04 repos, the pip installed by virtualenv (apparently 1.1) fails to
> execute that command with the following message:
> --editable=.[notebook] should be formatted with svn+URL, git+URL, hg+URL
> or bzr+UR
> Seems like that version of pip is missing some newer features? Actually I
> haven't been able to find documention for the -e ".[notebook]" syntax on
> the pip site. Apparently it installs all of the dependencies for the
> "notebook" entry in setup.py?
> Basically my questions are:
> Is there a minimum version of virtualenv/pip required for developing
> IPython?
> Is anyone developing off a system python from Ubuntu 12.04?
> Thanks,
> Tim
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