February 7, 2023 python pip github ☕️ buy me a coffee
I’m currently working on a library that I’m not quite ready yet to open source. I use it for research, and as such need to be able to install it on other machines. Originally I was just cloning the repo and setting
PYTHONPATH everywhere but this quickly became cumbersome. Below are the methods that I’ve discovered to install the library.
So you don’t want to set up SSH with a private key and all that jazz. Simply have a look at this guide to create a private access token (PAT) with read access to the private repo.
Then run the following
pip install git+https://$USERNAME:$PAT@github.com/$GH_USER/$REPO.git@$VERSION
Some other guides online either omit the $USERNAME because it’s a new requirement or it used to work, but this is the only way it works for me these days without asking for my password.
This is by far the easiest method, but it does require that SSH is linked to your github account. If SSH is correctly set up, then run the following
pip install git+ssh://[email protected]/$GH_USER/$REPO.git@$VERSION
$VERSION can be a branch or tag