Failed to upgrade pip in fresh 2.7 install

paul.hermeneutic at gmail.com paul.hermeneutic at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 20:13:17 CEST 2015


After a fresh install of Python 2.7 32-bit and 64-bit, upgrading pip
using pip fails. Am I doing this incorrectly? Any suggestions?

C:\Python27-32\Scripts>pip install --upgrade pip
You are using pip version 7.0.1, however version 7.1.2 is available.
You should consider upgrading via the 'pip install --upgrade pip' command.
Collecting pip
  Using cached pip-7.1.2-py2.py3-none-any.whl
Installing collected packages: pip
  Found existing installation: pip 7.0.1
    Uninstalling pip-7.0.1:
      Successfully uninstalled pip-7.0.1
Exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\basecommand.py", line 223, in main
    logger.debug('Exception information:', exc_info=True)
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\commands\install.py",
line 297, in run
    wb = WheelBuilder(
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\req\req_set.py", line
633, in install
    for requirement in to_install:
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\req\req_install.py", line
734, in commit_uninstall

  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\req\req_uninstall.py",
line 153, in commit
    self.save_dir = None
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\_vendor\retrying.py",
line 49, in wrapped_f
    return Retrying(*dargs, **dkw).call(f, *args, **kw)
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\_vendor\retrying.py",
line 212, in call
    raise attempt.get()
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\_vendor\retrying.py",
line 247, in get
    six.reraise(self.value[0], self.value[1], self.value[2])
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\_vendor\retrying.py",
line 200, in call
    attempt = Attempt(fn(*args, **kwargs), attempt_number, False)
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\utils\__init__.py", line
89, in rmtree
    shutil.rmtree(dir, ignore_errors=ignore_errors,
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\shutil.py", line 247, in rmtree
    rmtree(fullname, ignore_errors, onerror)
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\shutil.py", line 247, in rmtree
    rmtree(fullname, ignore_errors, onerror)
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\shutil.py", line 252, in rmtree
    onerror(os.remove, fullname, sys.exc_info())
  File "C:\Python27-32\lib\site-packages\pip\utils\__init__.py", line
101, in rmtree_errorhandler
    # use the original function to repeat the operation
WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied:
'c:\\users\\pwatson\\appdata\\local\\temp\\pip-4nt07e-uninstall\\python27-32\\scripts\\pip.exe'


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