[Tutor] pip install in a virtualenv *without* internet?

Marc Tompkins marc.tompkins at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 18:49:43 CEST 2015

On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Alex Kleider <akleider at sonic.net> wrote:

> I guess if you 'never' have an internet connection what I'm trying to do
> won't work,
> but I'm addressing a different use case:  I have connectivity in some
> environments
> but would like to be able to do a pip install at times when there is no
> connectivity.

I'm wondering: does the solution absolutely have to involve pip?  I ask
because I first started with Python right about the time pip was being
created, and I didn't actually start using it until about a year ago  Prior
to that, I downloaded my dependencies on my development machine, saved them
to a flash drive, and wrote a script (well, technically a batch file - most
of my clients use Windows) to automate offline installations.

pip is certainly more convenient, and I'm quite grateful to its developers
- but it's a relatively recent solution to the problem, and it's far from
the only way to do things.

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