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VirtualEnv - Unable to install pip

asked 2021-10-12 14:13:40 -0600

Dennis's avatar

updated 2021-10-13 09:32:38 -0600

Hi all, I have been using pipenv for a long time but after reading on the subject, Virtualenv, decided to switch to it. However, I am facing an issue when I walk through Wing´s Project Guide: The creation stops around halfway and give the error message:

"Failed to start process to create virtualenv pip is missing from the virtualenv and could not be upgraded failed to start process to install packages"

Any help that shed some light over it is highly appreciated.

All the best, Dennis

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Could you submit a bug report from Wing's Help menu and include the log?

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support  ( 2021-10-13 09:24:22 -0600 )edit

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answered 2021-10-14 12:31:31 -0600

There is a problem in Wing and earlier that prevents the Packages tool from updating if using pip 21.3. This will be fixed in the next release and can be worked around by replacing src/external/ in the Wing installation with the latest from

However, I'm not seeing failure to create a virtualenv in that case so I think that is a separate issue. Seeing another bug report right after trying to and failing to create a virtualenv may show us what is going wrong.

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Thank you for an excellent service! I will download and use the version at github. Will let you know the outcome. Thanks, Dennis

Dennis's avatar Dennis  ( 2021-10-14 14:26:16 -0600 )edit

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