pip: force install ignoring dependencies

Is there any way to force install a pip python package ignoring all it’s dependencies that cannot be satisfied?

(I don’t care how “wrong” it is to do so, I just need to do it, any logic and reasoning aside…)

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

pip has a --no-dependencies switch. You should use that.

For more information, run pip install -h, where you’ll see this line:

--no-deps, --no-dependencies
                        Ignore package dependencies

Solution 2

When I were trying install librosa package with pip (pip install librosa), this error were appeared:

ERROR: Cannot uninstall 'llvmlite'. It is a distutils installed project and thus we cannot accurately determine which files belong to it which would lead to only a partial uninstall.

I tried to remove llvmlite, but pip uninstall could not remove it. So, I used capability of ignore of pip by this code:

pip install librosa --ignore-installed llvmlite

Indeed, you can use this rule for ignoring a package you don’t want to consider:

pip install {package you want to install} --ignore-installed {installed package you don't want to consider}

Solution 3

Try the following:

pip install --no-deps <LIB_NAME>


pip install --no-dependencies <LIB_NAME>


pip install --no-deps -r requirements.txt


pip install --no-dependencies -r requirements.txt

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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