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I have searched everywhere and I can not find the config file on Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS with only pip3 installed do I have to make one? The below commands return null:

locate pip.conf

or

locate pip3.conf

or

find pip3.conf

returns

find: ‘pip3.conf’: No such file or directory
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  • Updated : Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
    – Max
    Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 9:46

3 Answers 3

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The default locations are ...

$HOME/.config/pip/pip.conf
/etc/pip.conf

Beware that there was a bug in pip 20.0 (used in Ubuntu 20.04) and fixed in pip 21.0 where it ignored the global and used

/etc/xdg/pip/pip.conf

locate pip.conf 

only works after a sudo updatedb was performed since you installed it (happens automatically at a given interval but it is not real time).


If there is no default you can create it with ...

export PIP_CONFIG_FILE=/dir/to/pip.conf

or by just creating

~/.config/pip/pip.conf

See the documentation for more information.

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  • I think you mean "updatedb" because "sudo locatedb" returns " locatedb: command not found", at any rate I did the update and still came back null. and "/etc$ ls -a |grep pip" returns null. this returns null as well"/etc/xdg$ ls -a|grep pip" returns null. I only have Pip3 insalled
    – Max
    Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 9:56
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    well spotted Max !
    – Rinzwind
    Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 11:23
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You can run the following command which will give you the location of the different files:

pip config -v list
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pip config -v list

works like a charm, it'll list all the conf locations where it could be

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