[Python-Dev] pip enhancement

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 14:58:56 CEST 2014

On systems where os-level packaging is available (e.g., fedora linux), it is not 
unusual to want a newer python package installed than available from the vendor.  
pip install --user can be used for this.

But then there is the danger that these pip installed packages are not 

At least, pip should have the ability to alert the user to potential updates,

pip update

could list which packages need updating, and offer to perform the update.  I 
think this would go a long way to helping with this problem.

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