Fix Python – How to install Python package from GitHub? [duplicate]

Question

Asked By – Colonel Panic

I want to use a new feature of httpie. This feature is in the github repo https://github.com/jkbr/httpie but not in the release on the python package index https://pypi.python.org/pypi/httpie

How can I install the httpie package from the github repo? I tried

pip install https://github.com/jkbr/httpie

But I got an error ‘could not unpack’


In Nodejs, I can install packages from github like this

npm install git+https://github.com/substack/node-optimist.git

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Answer

You need to use the proper git URL:

pip install git+https://github.com/jkbr/httpie.git#egg=httpie

Also see the VCS Support section of the pip documentation.

Don’t forget to include the egg=<projectname> part to explicitly name the project; this way pip can track metadata for it without having to have run the setup.py script.

This question is answered By – Martijn Pieters

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