I installed package into specific local directory using
pip install -t <dir>.
Now I want to uninstall it, but I cannot find a way to uninstall from that specific directory. For
uninstall there is no valid option -t | –target, which exists for
Remove them manually.
pip does not keep hidden directories of installed packages and scans directories such as
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages directly to determine what is installed.
So, if you installed something using
-t just go to the directory you specified and delete all traces, including any metadata files. For example,
$ mkdir localpips $ pip install -t localpips docopt Downloading/unpacking docopt Downloading docopt-0.6.2.tar.gz Running setup.py (path:/tmp/pip_build_garyw/docopt/setup.py) egg_info for package docopt Installing collected packages: docopt Running setup.py install for docopt Successfully installed docopt Cleaning up... $ cd localpips $ ls -l total 48 drwxr-xr-x 2 garyw garyw 4096 Jul 6 17:27 docopt-0.6.2.egg-info -rw-r--r-- 1 garyw garyw 19946 Jul 6 17:27 docopt.py -rw-r--r-- 1 garyw garyw 23326 Jul 6 17:27 docopt.pyc $
To uninstall it, just go into
localpips and delete the files and directories that were created.
I know, it’s not that elegant, and sometimes you have no idea what may be related to what if you didn’t observe the install carefully, but that’s the way it is.