pip Install From a Git Repo
December 28, 2010
pip installs Python packages. It knows about PyPI, various source control systems, and even local setup.py files. For example, to install Tornado HEAD from GitHub:
$ sudo pip install -e git+https://github.com/facebook/tornado.git#egg=Tornado
To install Tornado 1.1 from PyPI:
$ sudo pip install Tornado
To install Tornado from a local clone of the source:
$ cd tornado $ sudo pip install -e .
This last one really just symlinks the source folder into site-packages like the distutils develop option.
Uninstall is easy too and seems to be based on simple pattern matching.
$ sudo pip uninstall tornado