I just installed a brand new Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri, and wanted a kedro project to play with so I did what any good kedroid would do, I went to my command line and ran
pipx run kedro new --starter spaceflights
But what I got back was not what I expected!
Fatal error from pip prevented installation. Full pip output in file: /home/walkers/.local/pipx/logs/cmd_2022-01-01_20.42.16_pip_errors.log Some possibly relevant errors from pip install: ERROR: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement kedro (from versions: none) ERROR: No matching distribution found for kedro Error installing kedro.
This is weird, why cant I run kedro new with pipx? Lets try pip.
pip install kedro
ERROR: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement kedro (from versions: none) ERROR: No matching distribution found for kedro
Curious what kedro is? Check out this article.
wrong python version
The issue is that kedro only runs on up to
python 3.8, and on Ubuntu
21.10 when you
apt install python3 you get
python 3.9 and the
standard repos don't have an old enough version to run kedro.
Theres a couple of ways you can fix this? They all involve installing a distribution that does not come from the standard repo.
Check out this article on installing miniconda
Using miniconda we can make a new conda environment that uses python == 3.8.
conda create -n myenv python=3.8
Check out this post on my first impressions with pyenv
Using pyenv we can install python == 3.8 to use to create a virtual environment.
pyenv install 3.8.12