What does "pip install" do?
fabien.maussion at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 23:35:01 CET 2015
I've learned a lot today about python packaging and stuff, thanks to a
couple of good websites. I've learned how to install a package from PyPi
with pip, choose which version, upgrade it, uninstall it, use
virtualenv, BUT I'm still asking myself: what does "pip install"
*concretely* do on my virtual environment?
It seems to add a directory in the /site-packages directory, but what
does it do when for example command-line scripts are shipped with it? Is
something else happening in the background?
Neither does the "Python Packaging Authority" website
(https://pip.pypa.io/en/latest/user_guide.html) nor the
nor the "Installing python packages" from the python docs
(https://docs.python.org/3/installing/) seem to provide an answer to
Or did I simply miss it?
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