py 1.5 release breaks pytest with pip dependency resolver #2926
Since pip doesn't have a great dependency resolver (see pypa/pip#988) it will download the latest version of the dependencies of the first package passed to it. For example,
This will install
I think you can make the argument that the blame doesn't fall within pytest itself, but I think there's going to be a lot of requirements.txt out there which don't list pytest first, and may run into this issue.
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Thanks for bringing this to attention.
Hmm, the only reason why the
Alternatively, we might remove the restriction in