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Stop recommending usage of sudo pip in installation documentation #1061

nanonyme opened this Issue Jul 1, 2017 · 4 comments


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nanonyme commented Jul 1, 2017

Please suggest users to use pip --user instead of sudo pip to install virtualenv in ; latter can break the system completely and runs from PyPI as root when pip doesn't support wheels


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nanonyme commented Jan 14, 2019

Won't fix? Really?

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pfmoore commented Jan 14, 2019

@nanonyme I agree, we shouldn't be recommending sudo. Can you provide a PR? Note that I do not think we should try to offer system-specific install commands, that's not the role of the virtualenv documentation.

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