Install specific git commit with pip

By: Varghese Chacko 2 years, 4 months ago

To install specific git commit with pip,  You can specify commit hash, branch name, tag.

For the branch name and the tag, you can also install a compressed distribution. This is faster and more efficient, as it does not require cloning the entire repository. GitHub creates those bundles automatically.


$ pip install git+git@github.com:atemon/django-pagination.git@7aaef508dc57fc292616504d9454585d322b84d5

Branch Name

With git

$ pip install git+git@github.com:atemon/django-pagination.git@cool-feature-branch

From source bundle

$ pip install https://github.com/atemon/django-pagination/archive/cool-feature-branch.tar.gz


With git

$ pip install git+https://github.com/atemon/django-pagination.git@v2.1.0

From source bundle

$ pip install https://github.com/atemon/django-pagination/archive/v2.1.0.tar.gz

It is a not well-documented feature, but you can find more information at https://pip.pypa.io/en/latest/reference/pip_install.html#git

If it's a private GitHub repository, you'll need to use:

pip install git+ssh://git@github.com/....

for example:

pip install git+ssh://git@github.com:atemon/django-pagination.git@7aaef508dc57fc292616504d9454585d322b84d5

It's possible to automatically install a python package using the requirements.txt file on you project just by adding the following line:

-e githttps://github.com/atemon/django-pagination.git@branch_or_commit

and run the command line:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

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