python - txt - pip install git repo




pip install from git repo branch (3)

Trying to pip install a repo's specific branch. Google tells me to

pip install https://github.com/user/[email protected]

The branch's name is issue/34/oscar-0.6 so I did pip install https://github.com/tangentlabs/[email protected]/issue/34/oscar-0.6 but its returning a 404.

How do I install this branch?



Just to add an extra, if you want to install it in your pip file it can be added like this:

-e git+https://github.com/tangentlabs/[email protected]/34/oscar-0.6#egg=django-oscar-paypal

It will be saved as an egg though.


Using pip with git+ to clone a repository can be extremely slow (test with https://github.com/django/[email protected]/1.6.x for example, it will take a few minutes). The fastest thing I've found, which works with GitHub and BitBucket, is:

pip install https://github.com/user/repository/archive/branch.zip

which becomes for django master:

pip install https://github.com/django/django/archive/master.zip

for django stable/1.7.x:

pip install https://github.com/django/django/archive/stable/1.7.x.zip

With BitBucket it's about the same predictable pattern:

pip install https://bitbucket.org/izi/django-admin-tools/get/default.zip

Here, the master branch is generally named default. This will make your requirements.txt installing much faster.

Some other answers mention variations required when placing the package to be installed into your requirements.txt. Note that with this archive syntax, the leading -e and trailing #egg=blah-blah are not required, and you can just simply paste the URL, so your requirements.txt looks like:

https://github.com/user/repository/archive/branch.zip




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