How to install packages using pip according to the requirements txt file from a local directory

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Here is the problem

I have a requirements.txt that looks like:


I have a local archive directory containing all the packages + others.

I have created a new virtualenv with

bin/virtualenv testing

upon activating it, I tried to install the packages according to requirements.txt from the local archive directory.

source bin/activate
pip install -r /path/to/requirements.txt -f file:///path/to/archive/

I got some output that seems to indicate that the installation is fine

Downloading/unpacking Fabric==1.2.0 (from -r ../testing/requirements.txt (line 3))
  Running egg_info for package Fabric
    warning: no previously-included files matching '*' found under directory 'docs/_build'
    warning: no files found matching ''
Downloading/unpacking South==0.7.3 (from -r ../testing/requirements.txt (line 8))
  Running egg_info for package South

But later check revealed none of the package is installed properly. I cannot import the package, and none is found in the site-packages directory of my virtualenv. So what went wrong?

Dec 4, 2020 in Python by anonymous
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1 answer to this question.

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This works for me:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt --no-index --find-links file:///tmp/packages

--no-index - Ignore package index (only looking at --find-links URLs instead).

-f, --find-links <URL> - If a URL or path to an HTML file, then parse for links to archives. If a local path or file:// URL that's a directory, then look for archives in the directory listing.

answered Dec 4, 2020 by Gitika
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