KA Lite install breaks PIP


Florian HESLOUIN reported that KA Lite version 0.16.8 install breaks PIP on Debian Jessie system, and found the solution for it!

Short time work around

mv /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests.old/
mv /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests-1.1.0-py2.7.egg-info /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests-1.1.0-py2.7.egg-info.old

Long time work around

apt-get remove --purge -y python-pip && easy_install -U pip


  1. sudo pip install --upgrade pip to install pip 8.1.2.
  2. Logout/login from the CLI and pip --version should show 8.1.2.
  3. pip --no-cache-dir install ka-lite, with --no-cache-dir option that can be useful if you get a memory error.

Thank you for reporting the solution to this issue, Florian! :slight_smile: :thumbsup: