Long time ago ...
... i suffered from fact, that I'm not able to track my pip dependencies.
freeze was not solution, because it attached lot of dependencies, which was
broken in few months.
I dreamed about software, which will track my
pip install commands, and will
store key dependencies in .txt files, which are ready to use requrements when eg. I
want to install something to production.
Then I found Pipenv, and I was happy as a kid. It was what I wanted.
Few weeks later, I realized that it's not exactly what I want. It is error prone, narcistic and slow.
Pipenv ought to be interface to
pip. Pip is in the background, but it's quite hidden.
In fact you have no idea what's happening when it tries to install. When failed - then you usually can't see pip output.
I thought that if I give
--verbose option, then I will
pip install said. I was wrong. I saw mainly lot of debug things of
pip output hidden beneath them.
Long story short - if
pip install fail because:
- there is no
.hfile in system,
- or wrong download path,
- or internet is broken,
- your transparent proxy gives you wrong file
, then you can't see it without effort.
Because want's too much. Too much for me. Looks like it tries to determine
optimal combination of libraries, and when I tried to install few libraries by
kivent, then calculating dependencies tooks
so long that I wrote simple replacement script in this time.
what instead of pipenv?