[Python-Dev] updating ensurepip to include wheel

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Mon Aug 3 02:46:05 CEST 2015

So, pip 7.0 depends on the wheel module for its automatic wheel
building, and installing pip from get-pip.py, or the bundled copy in
virtualenvs will automatically install wheel.

But ensurepip doesn't bundle wheel, so we're actually installing a
slightly crippled pip 7.1, which will lead to folk having a poorer

Is this a simple bug, or do we need to update the PEP?


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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