pip install a local git repository
(venv) C:\(...)>pip install . --no-index Ignoring indexes: http://pypi.python.org/simple/ Unpacking c:\users\fsantos\desktop\biskates.com\biskates\forks\django-pipeline Running setup.py egg_info for package from file:///(...)%5Cforks%5Cdjango-pipeline Installing collected packages: django-pipeline Running setup.py install for django-pipeline Successfully installed django-pipeline Cleaning up... (venv) C:\(...)>cd .. (venv) C:\(...)>python Python 2.7.2 (default, Jun 12 2011, 15:08:59) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import pipeline >>> pipeline.__file__ 'C:\\(...)site-packages\\pipeline\\__init__.py' >>>
As you can see pip just copied over the package to site-packages. How can I avoid this, and use the package directly from its source folder?
I’m trying to integrate django-pipeline into my Django project, but I want to add support for Django 1.4 first, so I forked and cloned my fork.
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pip works by installing packages to your
site-packages. If you just want to
import your module regularly, all you have to do is add the directory path to your
PYTHONPATH environmental variable.
I can also just use:
cd your-local-repo pip install -e .
python setup.py install develop
If you’re working in a venv, you can do this:
env/bin/pip install git+file:///path/to/your/git/repo
Or with a branch:
env/bin/pip install git+file:///path/to/your/git/repo@mybranch