I think I have some issues with either Python and/or pip on my Mac. I have Python 2.7 installed globally and then I normally setup virtualenvs and install Python3.6.4 but in the last day or so Ive been getting problems with packages such as Fabric and SSH2 where I have either not been able to install them with various errors or with Fabric it throws when I try to import the package.
Im now trying to remove Fabric and install Fabric3 and its throwing errors like this:
Could not install packages due to an EnvironmentError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Users/david/Documents/projects/uptimeapp/env/lib/python3.6/site-packages/Fabric3-1.14.post1.dist-info' Consider using the `--user` option or check the permissions. (env) Davids-MacBook-Air:uptimeapp david$ pip install fabric3 --user Can not perform a '--user' install. User site-packages are not visible in this virtualenv.
If I do
sudo pip install fabric then it installs but with this warning:
The directory '/Users/david/Library/Caches/pip/http' or its parent directory is not owned by the current user and the cache has been disabled. Please check the permissions and owner of that directory. If executing pip with sudo, you may want sudo's -H flag. The directory '/Users/david/Library/Caches/pip' or its parent directory is not owned by the current user and caching wheels has been disabled. check the permissions and owner of that directory. If executing pip with sudo, you may want sudo's -H flag.
But I thought it was not advised to pip install with sudo?
These are the errors I get when I try to
pip install ssh2-python
ssh2/agent.c:569:10: fatal error: 'libssh2.h' file not found #include "libssh2.h" ^~~~~~~~~~~ 1 error generated. error: command 'clang' failed with exit status 1 ---------------------------------------- Command "/Users/david/Documents/projects/uptimeapp/env/bin/python3.6 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/private/var/folders/bl/97vt48j97zd2sj05zmt4xst00000gn/T /pip-install-mpyq41q4/ssh2-python/setup.py';f=getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('\r\n', '\n');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /private/var/folders/bl/97vt48j97zd2sj05zmt4xst00000gn/T/pip-record-qul_k3kq/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile - -install-headers /Users/david/Documents/projects/uptimeapp/env/bin/../include/site/python3.6 /ssh2-python" failed with error code 1 in /private/var/folders/bl/97vt48j97zd2sj05zmt4xst00000gn/T/pip-install-mpyq41q4/ssh2-python/
I have managed to remove Fabric and install Fabric3 with the sudo command but I would rather not do that.
I should add that Ive not had any other problems with installing other packages either globally in Python2.7 or in envs.