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Display pre-release version hint in package version output of "pip search" (and others) #5169
In #5168 I learned that version numbers like "2018.04.04a" are interpreted as pre-release versions. Therefore I could not install them without adding the parameter
However, this is implicit knowledge the user must have about interpretations of version numbers and related pip behavior in order to understand the behavior of pip. Otherwise, the user is irritated, just like I was until a couple of minutes ago.
Current situation where 2018.04.04a is not installable when
Shouldn't there at least be a hint such as following suggestion?
Maybe this applies for multiple stdout messages.
What I've run:
See #5168 to give you some background.