Robeezy Robeezy - 4 months ago 20x
Python Question

Trouble installing private github repository using pip

To preface, I have already seen this question Is it possible to use pip to install a package from a private github repository?

I am trying to install a package from a private repository that I have access to using pip.

I am able to directly clone it like so:

(myenv)robbie@ubuntu:~/git$ git clone
Cloning into 'django-messages'...
remote: Counting objects: 913, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (345/345), done.
remote: Total 913 (delta 504), reused 913 (delta 504)
Receiving objects: 100% (913/913), 165.73 KiB, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (504/504), done.

But when I try to install it via pip (my virtualenv is activated):

(myenv)robbie@ubuntu:~/git$ pip install git+ git+
Cloning to /tmp/pip-13ushS-build
Password for '':
fatal: Authentication failed
Complete output from command /usr/bin/git clone -q /tmp/pip-13ushS-build:

Command /usr/bin/git clone -q /tmp/pip-13ushS-build failed with error code 128 in None
Storing complete log in /home/robbie/.pip/pip.log

I tried typing in my password but it failed. However I am ssh authenticated for

(myenv)robbie@ubuntu:~/git$ ssh -T
Hi robpodosek! You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.

I can switch
and it lets me install via pip just fine:

(myenv)robbie@ubuntu:~/git$ pip install git+
Downloading/unpacking git+
Cloning to /tmp/pip-SqEan9-build
Password for '':
Running egg_info for package from git+

warning: no files found matching 'README'
Installing collected packages: django-messages
Running install for django-messages

warning: no files found matching 'README'
Successfully installed django-messages
Cleaning up...

However I want to do what the first mentioned article does by using so that I don't have to add my username into a requirements.txt file and add that to version control.

Any thoughts? I previously had this working but had to boot up a fresh image. Thanks ahead of time.


It worked by using oxyum's suggestion of changing it to:

pip install git+ssh://