pip install from git repo branch


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

pip install https://github.com/user/repo.git@branch

The branch’s name is issue/34/oscar-0.6 so I did pip install https://github.com/tangentlabs/django-oscar-paypal.git@/issue/34/oscar-0.6 but its returning a 404.

How do I install this branch?

Asked By: goh



Prepend the url prefix git+ (See VCS Support):

pip install git+https://github.com/tangentlabs/django-oscar-paypal.git@issue/34/oscar-0.6

And specify the branch name without the leading /.

Answered By: falsetru

Using pip with git+ to clone a repository can be extremely slow (test with https://github.com/django/django@stable/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:

Answered By: Steve K

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/django-oscar-paypal.git@issue/34/oscar-0.6#egg=django-oscar-paypal

It will be saved as an egg though.

Answered By: Hassek

Instructions to install from private repo using ssh credentials:

$ pip install git+ssh://[email protected]/myuser/foo.git@my_version

To install a package from a subdirectory, say stackoverflow

$ pip install git+ssh://[email protected]/myuser/foo.git@my_version#subdirectory=stackoverflow


Answered By: Jaakko

You used the egg files install procedure.
This procedure supports installing over git, git+http, git+https, git+ssh, git+git and git+file. Some of these are mentioned in other answers.

It’s good. You can use branches, tags, or hashes to install.

Steve_K noted it can be slow to install with "git+" and proposed installing via zip file:

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

Alternatively, I suggest you may install using the .whl file if this exists.

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

It’s pretty new format, newer than egg files. It requires wheel and setuptools>=0.8 packages. You can find more in the documentation.

Answered By: prosti

This worked like charm:

pip3 install git+https://github.com/deepak1725/fabric8-analytics-worker.git@develop
Field Value
User deepak1725
Repository fabric8-analytics-worker
Branch develop
Answered By: Deepak Sharma

For windows & pycharm setup:

If you are using pycharm and If you want to use pip3 install git+https://github.com/...

  • firstly, you should download git from https://git-scm.com/downloads
  • then restart pycharm
  • and you can use pycharm terminal to install what you want

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Answered By: Ekremus

to me your suggestion from question work e.g.

pip install https://github.com/user/repo.git@branch

translating concretely to doing

pip install -U git+https://github.com/moskomule/anatome.git@dev

worked. Perhaps remove the extra / is redundant. My output:

(original_anatome_env) brando~/ultimate-anatome ❯ pip install -U git+https://github.com/moskomule/anatome.git@dev
Collecting git+https://github.com/moskomule/anatome.git@dev
  Cloning https://github.com/moskomule/anatome.git (to revision dev) to /private/var/folders/x4/0xq0brj57xz3dbhbmblypbm00000gr/T/pip-req-build-62d_ghd2
  Running command git clone -q https://github.com/moskomule/anatome.git /private/var/folders/x4/0xq0brj57xz3dbhbmblypbm00000gr/T/pip-req-build-62d_ghd2
  Running command git checkout -b dev --track origin/dev
  Switched to a new branch 'dev'
  Branch 'dev' set up to track remote branch 'dev' from 'origin'.
  Resolved https://github.com/moskomule/anatome.git to commit 4b576e51cb1824a57ea04974e0f92b5a6143294d
Requirement already satisfied: torch>=1.10.0 in /Users/brando/anaconda3/envs/metalearning/envs/original_anatome_env/lib/python3.9/site-packages (from anatome==0.0.6) (1.10.0)
Requirement already satisfied: torchvision>=0.11.1 in /Users/brando/anaconda3/envs/metalearning/envs/original_anatome_env/lib/python3.9/site-packages (from anatome==0.0.6) (0.11.1)
Requirement already satisfied: typing-extensions in /Users/brando/anaconda3/envs/metalearning/envs/original_anatome_env/lib/python3.9/site-packages (from torch>=1.10.0->anatome==0.0.6) (
Requirement already satisfied: pillow!=8.3.0,>=5.3.0 in /Users/brando/anaconda3/envs/metalearning/envs/original_anatome_env/lib/python3.9/site-packages (from torchvision>=0.11.1->anatome==0.0.6) (8.4.0)
Requirement already satisfied: numpy in /Users/brando/anaconda3/envs/metalearning/envs/original_anatome_env/lib/python3.9/site-packages (from torchvision>=0.11.1->anatome==0.0.6) (1.21.4)
Building wheels for collected packages: anatome
  Building wheel for anatome (setup.py) ... done
  Created wheel for anatome: filename=anatome-0.0.6-py3-none-any.whl size=10167 sha256=63b12a36f33deb8313bfe7756be60bd08915b8ba36711be47e292b590df70f61
  Stored in directory: /private/var/folders/x4/0xq0brj57xz3dbhbmblypbm00000gr/T/pip-ephem-wheel-cache-rde_ngug/wheels/19/e4/be/01479e8cba62ae8cdcd501cd3bf49e199f2bb94732a6a1b006
Successfully built anatome
Installing collected packages: anatome
  Attempting uninstall: anatome
    Found existing installation: anatome 0.0.5
    Uninstalling anatome-0.0.5:
      Successfully uninstalled anatome-0.0.5
Successfully installed anatome-0.0.6

0.6.0 is the dev branch version number and 0.5.0 is the master, so it worked!

Answered By: Charlie Parker
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