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Pipenv is failing to install packages, due to an unexpected keyword argument 'absorb' in patched

See original GitHub issue
Expected result

Pipenv 11.3.2 can install stuff.

Actual result
Locking [dev-packages] dependencies…
   has_changed, best_matches = self._resolve_one_round()
  File "/tmp/tox/dj1.11-test-linux-db-sqlite-search-elastic/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pipenv/../pipenv/patched/piptools/", line 200, in _resolve_one_round
    for dep in self._iter_dependencies(best_match):
  File "/tmp/tox/dj1.11-test-linux-db-sqlite-search-elastic/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pipenv/../pipenv/patched/piptools/", line 297, in _iter_dependencies
    dependencies = self.repository.get_dependencies(ireq)
  File "/tmp/tox/dj1.11-test-linux-db-sqlite-search-elastic/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pipenv/../pipenv/patched/piptools/repositories/", line 171, in get_dependencies
    legacy_results = self.get_legacy_dependencies(ireq)
  File "/tmp/tox/dj1.11-test-linux-db-sqlite-search-elastic/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pipenv/../pipenv/patched/piptools/repositories/", line 206, in get_legacy_dependencies
    result = reqset._prepare_file(self.finder, ireq, ignore_requires_python=True)
  File "/tmp/tox/dj1.11-test-linux-db-sqlite-search-elastic/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pipenv/../pipenv/patched/pip/req/", line 699, in _prepare_file
    self.requires_python = check_dist_requires_python(dist, absorb=False)
TypeError: check_dist_requires_python() got an unexpected keyword argument 'absorb'
Install packages


Steps to replicate

pipenv install

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Reactions:5
  • Comments:10 (5 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

benatkincommented, Jan 10, 2019

if you’re having trouble with this in 2019, upgrade pipenv to the latest version, and be sure to do it outside of a pipenv shell - I hit both this and The three steps I needed to take:

  1. exit to exit out of the pipenv shell I was in
  2. pip install pipenv -U to upgrade pipenv
  3. pipenv shell to start a new shell

Now pipenv install should run without errors!

LegoStormtrooprcommented, Mar 11, 2018

@kennethreitz Thanks again for being so responsive. I just want to say thanks for all of your work with in python community, pipenv is an amazing product. Its such an advancement on what was around before, and in such a short time that a few hiccups are bound to happen.

Thanks again for building this!

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