Just a couple of tiny recipes for pipenv
How to migrate an existing project from requirements.txt to a pipenv Pipfile
This will create a new virtual environment for your current folder and install all requirements from requirements.txt. Put another way: This will “convert” your
requirements.txt into a
Run this from the project folder containing the
$ touch Pipfile $ pipenv install -r requirements.txt
Creating a Pipfile for this project… Requirements file provided! Importing into Pipfile… Pipfile.lock not found, creating… Locking [dev-packages] dependencies… Locking [packages] dependencies… ✔ Success! Updated Pipfile.lock (037725)! Installing dependencies from Pipfile.lock (037725)… 🐍 ▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉▉ 42/42 — 00:00:07 To activate this project's virtualenv, run pipenv shell. Alternatively, run a command inside the virtualenv with pipenv run.
Next step: verify that the generated
Pipfile contains all your requirements.
Feel free to delete the requirements.txt. You can always create a new one by calling
pipenv run pip freeze > requirements.txt.
- If your
-e .this will be converted to an absolute path in the generated
Pipefile. You probably do not want this, because it will break on other machines with different paths. To fix: Open your Pipfile and change the absolute path from
file = "file:///Users/..."simply to
file = ".". (Source)
touching the Pipfile is important, in case you already have a Pipfile in a parent-folder of your current path. This has tripped me up so many times.
How to create a virtual environment for a specific version of Python
Obviously, the specified version should be installed on your system first. Pipenv will not handle that for you.
To use any python 3 version:
$ touch Pipfile $ pipenv --python 3
To use python version 3.8.1:
$ touch Pipfile $ pipenv --python 3.8.1