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Install a specific version of a package with pip

March 19, 2021  ‐ 1 min read

Most often installing the latest version of a package will do. For some cases you require an older version of a package, for example when the newest version of the package you'd like to install isn't compatible with the Python version you're running.

If you don't specify a version when installing a package than pip will go for the latest version available.

$ pip install httpie

To specify the version of the package you like you use the same scheme as you might be familiar with from the requirements.txt file.

$ pip install httpie==2.3.0

You install the specific version with <package name>==<version>.