Rob Truxal Rob Truxal - 1 year ago 263
Python Question

IPython console can't locate "backports.shutil_get_terminal_size" and won't load

I'm running Python2.7 on windows 10 doing env and most pkg management with Anaconda. After upgrading a number of packages, my ipython console now fails to start in any IDE or at the console. When I attempt to run it at the console I get this error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Anaconda3\Scripts\", line 3, in <module>
import IPython
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\IPython\", line 48, in <module>
from .core.application import Application
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\IPython\core\", line 24, in <module>
from IPython.core import release, crashhandler
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\IPython\core\", line 28, in <module>
from IPython.core import ultratb
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\IPython\core\", line 121, in <module>
from IPython.utils.terminal import get_terminal_size
File "C:\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\IPython\utils\", line 27, in <module>
import backports.shutil_get_terminal_size
ImportError: No module named backports.shutil_get_terminal_size

The first thing I tried to do was:

pip install --upgrade backports.shutil_get_terminal_size


Requirement already up-to-date: backports.shutil_get_terminal_size in c:\anaconda3\lib\site-packages

I've uninstalled and reinstalled ipython with both

conda uninstall ipython
conda install ipython


pip uninstall ipython
pip install ipython

Still won't work. Help please!

Answer Source

Try this

conda config --add channels conda-forge
conda install backports.shutil_get_terminal_size