How to suppress pip upgrade warning?


My pip version was off — every pip command was saying:

You are using pip version 6.0.8, however version 8.1.1 is available.
You should consider upgrading via the 'pip install --upgrade pip' command.

And I didn’t like the answers given here: How can I get rid of this warning to upgrade from pip? because they all want to get pip out of sync with the RH version.

So I tried a clean system install with this VagrantFile:

Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|

  config.ssh.username   = 'root'
  config.ssh.password   = 'vagrant'
  config.ssh.insert_key = 'true' = "bento/centos-7.3"

  config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb|
    vb.cpus   = "4"
    vb.memory = "2048"

  config.vm.synced_folder "..", "/vagrant" "public_network", bridge: "eth0", ip: ""

  config.vm.provision "shell", inline: <<-SHELL
    set -x

    # Install pip
    yum install -y epel-release
    yum install -y python-pip
    pip freeze   # See if pip prints version warning on fresh OS install.



But then I got:

==> default: ++ pip freeze
==> default: You are using pip version 8.1.2, however version 9.0.1 is available.
==> default: You should consider upgrading via the 'pip install --upgrade pip' command.

So it seems that I’m using the wrong commands to install pip. What are correct commands to use?

Asked By: personal_cloud



There are many options (2021 update)…

Use a command line flag

pip <command> --disable-pip-version-check [options]

Configure pip from the command line

pip config set global.disable-pip-version-check true

Set an environment variable


Use a config file

Create a pip configuration file and set disable-pip-version-check to true

disable-pip-version-check = True

On many linux the default location for the pip configuration file is $HOME/.config/pip/pip.conf. Locations for Windows, macOS, and virtualenvs are too various to detail here. Refer to the docs:

Answered By: John Mee

or just use the command line flag

pip --disable-pip-version-check [normal stuff here]
Answered By: Tim Hallbeck

Another less intrusive and not directly documented but fully support way to disable the version check is to define:

Answered By: sorin

Just adding to @sorin’s answer

inside Dockerfile add these 2 lines to disable both pip version check and cache.

FROM python:3.6.10


RUN pip3 install -r requirements.txt
# ...
Answered By: Levon

Modify your pip configuration with the command

pip config set global.disable-pip-version-check true
Answered By: jnnnnn

It seems answers above is invalid on pip 20.3.4

Use pip <command> --no-python-version-warning [options] temporarily

Or pip config --no-python-version-warning --global set true permanently

Answered By: ayanamist
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