pip install PIL dont install into virtualenv

Tag: python-imaging-library , pip Author: wingxy Date: 2014-01-04

How do I install PIL?

>pip install PIL

Downloading/unpacking PIL
  Could not find any downloads that satisfy the requirement PIL  
  Some externally hosted files were ignored (use --allow-external PIL to allow). 
Cleaning up... 
No distributions at all found for PIL 
Storing debug log for failure in /root/.pip/pip.log 

>pip uninstall PIL
Can't uninstall 'PIL'. No files were found to uninstall.

Best Answer

pip install PIL --allow-external PIL --allow-unverified PIL

This is due to changes in the new version of Pip. Run pip --version and I'm willing to bet you are running 1.5. See the changelog here. This new default behavior enhances security. In PIL's case, the file you are installing actually comes from effbot.org (thus --allow-external) and PyPi doesn't have a checksum to guarantee validity (thus --allow-unverified).

Also, you might consider using the Pillow replacement to PIL.

comments:

thanks bro, it working, I've been using pillow, but But when I uploaded the picture it still did not show
I have another problem, pip uninstall PIL can't uninstall PIL No files were found to uninstall. how to uninstall PIL?
pip uninstall PIL works fine for me. Are you in the same virtualenv? Does pip freeze list PIL as being installed?