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How to easy_install and pip through a proxy

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If you’re trying to install a Python package using easy_install or pip and you connect to the internet via a proxy you’ll need to make a few changes to your setup.


easy_install requires you set the http_proxy and https_proxy environment variables. You can either run the following commands in a terminal or add them to your .bashrc.

export http_proxy=http://proxy_url:proxy_port
export https_proxy=http://proxy_url:proxy_port


pip should follow the same rules as above, so you can specify the proxy config in your environment variables.

However it also supports a --proxy flag if you want to specify it manually.

pip install --proxy=http://proxy_url:proxy_port package

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