How can I use PIP to install packages from a local index on my hard drive instead of downloading them from PyPI.org?
Assuming we want to install the
requests package from a local package index stored in
/opt/pythonpackages, we can run this command:
pip install requests --no-index --find-links file:///opt/pythonpackages
We can use these flags with any
pip install command, including one to install from
pip install -r requirements.txt --no-index --find-links file:///opt/pythonpackages
If we want to install packages from PyPI or our local index instead of excluding PyPI entirely, we can remove the
--no-index flag. PIP will install the latest version it finds.
pip install -r requirements.txt --find-links file:///opt/pythonpackages