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`pip download --python-version` fails when downloaded package doesn't support the Python version running pip #5369
What I've run:
With verbose output, the last part of the output is:
I was surprised by this behaviour as well. I'm trying to use "pip download" to gather required packages for deployment elsewhere, and this makes it extremely difficult to do so.
It's odd that "pip download" is inconsistent here -- it pays attention to python version in the PackageFinder, but not here.