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Resolve pip install error: Couldn't find a version that satisfies the requirement

Apr 16, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment
Resolve pip install<package> error: Couldn't find a version that satisfies the requirement

There is a good reason you might stumble upon this post, so let’s see how can we resolve the following pip install some_package command error:

ERROR: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement package_name (from versions: none)
ERROR: No matching distribution found for package_name

Prerequisites

  • Python
  • pip

Possible causes

There are few reasons though including PyPI servers being down, package doesn’t exist or is not available, but mostly it comes down to the following two reasons:

  1. You are running an older version of pip.
  2. You can curl, wget and list PyPI package in the browser, but can’t pip install it because of a network proxy issue.

Solution

Solution 1. Upgrade pip.
On Linux and MacOS:

curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python

On Windows, just download the latest MSI file from the official site.

Solution 2. Use proxy settings with pip. For instance:

pip install <package> --proxy address:port

Google for any proxy servers.

Solution 3. Try to disable any active VPN connection, or proxy settings.

Conclusion

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