Monday, October 23, 2017

Upgrade or Install Python PIP in ArcGIS Desktop 10.4.1

ArcGIS  Desktop 10.4.1’s default pip, C:\Program Files (x86)\Python27\ArcGIS10.4\Scripts  failed to install the packages throwing following error –

Fatal error in launcher: Unable to create process using '"C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.4
\python.exe" "C:\Python27\ArcGISx6410.4\Scripts\pip.exe" 
The following steps to make the pip to work

Step 1. Open command terminal as Administrator and see if pip works
      Make sure 
            C:\Program Files (x86)\Python27\ArcGIS10.4\Lib;
            C:\Program Files (x86)\Python27\ArcGIS10.4\Scripts;

            C:\Program Files (x86)\Python27\ArcGIS10.4
      are in path            
           pip install <package_name> , no luck [ You can Jump directly to #4]
Step 2. Check the pip version
            pip --version
            (pip9.0.1 as of today)

Step 3. Try to upgrade pip

            pip install --upgrade pip

            The command run successfully, but did not upgrade pip. Every time terminal complains –
You are using pip version 7.0.1, however version 9.0.1 is available.
You should consider upgrading via the 'pip install --upgrade pip' command.

Step 4. Installing pip from beginning although it ships automatically in Python 2.7 ( Arcgis 10.)
To install pip, securely download
Then run the following:

python --trusted-host ( if SSL certification error occurs)

Step 5. Check pip version

pip --version

pip 9.0.1 from C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.4\lib\site-packages (python 2.7)
( You should have latest version of pip)

Step 6. Now use pip to install packages

pip install <package_name> --trusted-host


ArcMap , Python


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