I tried to install a package through pip3, and I got this error. Every pip/pip3 command that I run gives me this error-
[email protected]:~$ pip3 -V Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/pip3", line 7, in <module> from pip import main File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/__init__.py", line 26, in <module> from pip.utils import get_installed_distributions, get_prog File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/utils/__init__.py", line 27, in <module> from pip._vendor import pkg_resources File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 3018, in <module> File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 3004, in _call_aside f(*args, **kwargs) File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 3046, in _initialize_master_working_set dist.activate(replace=False) File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2578, in activate declare_namespace(pkg) File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2152, in declare_namespace _handle_ns(packageName, path_item) File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2092, in _handle_ns _rebuild_mod_path(path, packageName, module) File "/home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/_vendor/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2121, in _rebuild_mod_path orig_path.sort(key=position_in_sys_path) AttributeError: '_NamespacePath' object has no attribute 'sort'
I have tried running
pip3 install --upgrade pip setuptools according to some answers, but every pip command gives me the error. I’m stuck and can’t do anything.
What could have caused it, and how can this be fixed?
I’m on Ubuntu
16.04 with Python
Upgrading setuptools worked for me:
pip3 install --upgrade setuptools
I met the same issue with python 3.5.2 and pip3 (9.0.1). And I fixed it by following this workaround: https://github.com/pypa/setuptools/issues/885#issuecomment-307696027
More specifically, I edited line #2121~2122 of this file: “sudo vim /usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/pip/_vendor/pkg_resources/__init__.py”
#orig_path.sort(key=position_in_sys_path) #module.__path__[:] = [_normalize_cached(p) for p in orig_path] orig_path_t = list(orig_path) orig_path_t.sort(key=position_in_sys_path) module.__path__[:] = [_normalize_cached(p) for p in orig_path_t]
This may sound weird, because I had this issue and I had tried everything mentioned in SO and GitHub issues. But then I installed pip with easyinstall and pip command is working. Maybe now there are 2 pip packages now. But error is gone.
virtualenv and upgrading setuptools didn’t work for me. What did work was this workaround:
pip uninstall setuptools -y && pip install setuptools
Yet another answer, but following is the one which eventually fixed the issue for me. Since
pip was compromised I was unable to use it for upgrading itself or
setuptools and also using
easy_install was bringing up the same issue. So I tried to install
curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py python get-pip.py pip install --upgrade setuptools
pip install -U pip
pip install -U setuptools
__init__.py doesnt help.
I tried most of the above suggested solutions but nothing worked as pip3 was totally non-functional, then I found this:
I think this is probably the issue with most of us. I tried the suggested solution and pip3 is working again.
For me the matplotlib was not present in dist-packages but instead it was in site-packages, so the command that worked for me was:
sudo rm ~/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/matplotlib-3.0.3-py3.5-nspkg.pth
ofcourse you need to change the above path based on your version and location of matplotlib.
This probably means that your dependencies got messed up.
Try to uninstall pip3 from scratch and it should work.
In case it doesn’t work, delete your
pip installation. In your case:
rm -r /home/alexg/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/pip/
And to be sure next time, best to work with virtual environments 🙂
sudo easy_install pip
sudo easy_install setuptools
It probably happends because of messed-up dependencies.
I had the same problem using poetry.
poetry run pip install --upgrade pip setuptools
pip install --upgrade pip setuptools
fixed the issue.
I had this same problem, and was unable to run any command with pip3 (including any commands like
pip3 install --upgrade pip setuptools).
Only fix I’ve found was to completely uninstall and re-install python 3 (
sudo apt-get remove python3,
sudo apt-get install python3,
sudo apt install python3-pip) and now pip3 is working properly again.
After trying all kinds of methods, such as reinstall pip, setuptools, and still can’t fix the problem.
I follow the instruction of https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/4216#issuecomment-286348680 and only with an external warning.
After that, I use pip to uninstall matplotlib.
Finally, all things seem okay.
I had this problem consistently (and used the workaround below to use pip in the python3 interpreter). To my surprise, after uninstalling all versions of numpy and reinstalling the latest one, pip began working again. I can’t say for sure what happened, but it might be something to try if everything else has failed.
The workaround (pieced together from several sources I don’t recall) is
- start python3
- import pip twice (getting an error the first time)
- use pip.main within the interpreter
Here is a transcript:
import pip Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip/_vendor/__init__.py", __import__(vendored_name, globals(), locals(), level=0) ImportError: No module named 'pip._vendor.pkg_resources' During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip/__init__.py", line 13, from pip.exceptions import InstallationError, CommandError, Pi File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip/exceptions.py", line 6, from pip._vendor.six import iteritems File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip/_vendor/__init__.py", l vendored("pkg_resources") File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip/_vendor/__init__.py", l __import__(modulename, globals(), locals(), level=0) . etc . AttributeError: '_NamespacePath' object has no attribute 'sort' import pip pkgs = ['asciiplotlib'] pip.main(['install'] + pkgs + ['--upgrade']) Collecting asciiplotlib Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/15/c5/46a2d Installing collected packages: asciiplotlib Successfully installed asciiplotlib-0.1.8
I fixed this with follows:
$curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py
Now it works for me.
None of the other posted answered worked for me, but running the follow command solved t:
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove python3-pkg-resources python3-setuptools
This is for windows users, who installed WinPython
We couldn’t even run pip command. Uninstall and install of Anaconda 3
We faced similar error. Finally we removed folder “Python” which is inside C:UsersyouAppDataRoaming and removed folder “conda” & “packages” which is inside C:UsersyouAppDataRoamingconda.
Then it worked.