mike mike - 3 years ago 501
Python Question

Python PIP cannot find pywin32 (on windows)

I have installed python 3.5, and need to install pywin (pywin32)

however, pip cannot find it. Note, i have just PIP install'ed send2trash and gitpython successfully

Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement pywin32 (from versions: )


A few possibly relevant data points:


  • new install of python 3.5

  • windows 7 x64

  • python 2.7 was previously installed on the machine

  • as mentioned, several other packages were installed fine via PIP

  • running these commands from git-bash, which came from the git windows installer, installed some time ago.
    -- I have gnu grep in my path, so i believe i selected the git installer option to put the whole mysys toolchain in my path



full --verbose output:

C:\Users\USER>pip install pywin32 --proxy http://proxy.COMPANY.com:8080
Collecting pywin32
Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement pywin32 (from versions: )
No matching distribution found for pywin32

C:\Users\USER>pip install pywin32 --proxy http://proxy.COMPANY.com:8080 --verbose
Config variable 'Py_DEBUG' is unset, Python ABI tag may be incorrect
Config variable 'WITH_PYMALLOC' is unset, Python ABI tag may be incorrect
Collecting pywin32
1 location(s) to search for versions of pywin32:
* https://pypi.python.org/simple/pywin32/
Getting page https://pypi.python.org/simple/pywin32/
Looking up "https://pypi.python.org/simple/pywin32/" in the cache
Current age based on date: 61
Freshness lifetime from max-age: 600
Freshness lifetime from request max-age: 600
The response is "fresh", returning cached response
600 > 61
Analyzing links from page https://pypi.python.org/simple/pywin32/
Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement pywin32 (from versions: )
Cleaning up...
No matching distribution found for pywin32
Exception information:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "c:\users\USER\appdata\local\programs\python\python35\lib\site-packages\pip\basecommand.py", line 215, in main
status = self.run(options, args)
File "c:\users\USER\appdata\local\programs\python\python35\lib\site-packages\pip\commands\install.py", line 324, in run
requirement_set.prepare_files(finder)
File "c:\users\USER\appdata\local\programs\python\python35\lib\site-packages\pip\req\req_set.py", line 380, in prepare_files
ignore_dependencies=self.ignore_dependencies))
File "c:\users\USER\appdata\local\programs\python\python35\lib\site-packages\pip\req\req_set.py", line 554, in _prepare_file
require_hashes
File "c:\users\USER\appdata\local\programs\python\python35\lib\site-packages\pip\req\req_install.py", line 278, in populate_link
self.link = finder.find_requirement(self, upgrade)
File "c:\users\USER\appdata\local\programs\python\python35\lib\site-packages\pip\index.py", line 514, in find_requirement
'No matching distribution found for %s' % req
pip.exceptions.DistributionNotFound: No matching distribution found for pywin32

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