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Uninstalling Packages

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Occasionally, you’ll want to uninstall a package. The safest way to do this is by running pip show on every package you have installed, ensuring that the package you want to uninstall does not show up in the requires: line for any package.

Once you’re confident you can uninstall a package, you can do so with pip uninstall. Later, if you discover that you’ve accidentally removed a dependency of another package, you can reinstall that package, and pip will automatically redownload the missing dependency.

Thomas Piekarski on Aug. 7, 2020

Is there any reason why pip is not offering to check if packages are used by any other packages before uninstalling?

Bartosz Zaczyński RP Team on Aug. 7, 2020

I believe that’s because there’s no single way of specifying dependencies in Python. In some cases, they can’t be determined until you run the code.

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