How do I fix 'ImportError: cannot import name IncompleteRead'?
While this previous answer might be the reason, this snipped worked for me as a solution (in
First remove the package from the package manager:
# apt-get remove python-pip
And then install the latest version by side:
# easy_install pip
(thanks to @Aufziehvogel, @JunchaoGu)
This problem is caused by a mismatch between your pip installation and your requests installation.
As of requests version 2.4.0
requests.compat.IncompleteRead has been removed. Older versions of pip, e.g. from July 2014, still relied on
IncompleteRead. In the current version of pip, the import of
IncompleteRead has been removed.
So the one to blame is either:
- requests, for removing public API too quickly
- Ubuntu for updating pip too slowly
You can solve this issue, by either updating pip via Ubuntu (if there is a newer version) or by installing pip aside from Ubuntu.