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Automated Dependency Updates for Pip Compile

Categories: python

Renovate supports updating Pip Compile dependencies.

File Matching

Because file names for pip-compile cannot be easily determined automatically, Renovate will not attempt to match any pip-compile files by default. For details on how to extend a manager's fileMatch value, please follow this link.

Supported datasources

This manager supports extracting the following datasources: pypi.

Default config

  "fileMatch": [],
  "lockFileMaintenance": {
    "enabled": true,
    "branchTopic": "pip-compile-refresh",
    "commitMessageAction": "Refresh pip-compile outputs"

Additional Information

Due to limited functionality, the pip-compile manager should be considered in an "alpha" stage, which means it's not ready for production use for the majority of end users. We welcome feedback and bug reports!

The current implementation has some limitations. Read the full document before you start using the pip-compile manager.

Non-configured fileMatch

The pip-compile manager has an empty array for default fileMatch, meaning it won't match any files ever by default. You can "activate" the manager by specifying a fileMatch pattern such as:

  "pip-compile": {
    "fileMatch": ["(^|/)requirements\\.in$"]

Assumption of .in/.txt

If Renovate matches/extracts a file, it assumes that the corresponding output file is found by swapping the .in for .txt. e.g. => requirements.txt It will not work if files are in separate directories, including input/ and output/requirements.txt.

If no .in suffix is found, then a .txt suffix is appended for the output file, e.g. foo.file would look for a corresponding foo.file.txt.

We intend to make the mapping configurable in future iterations.

Configuration of Python version

By default Renovate uses the latest version of Python. To get Renovate to use another version of Python, add a constraints` rule to the Renovate config:

  "constraints": {
    "python": "==3.7"

pip-compile arguments

Renovate reads the requirements.txt file and extracts these pip-compile arguments:

  • --generate-hashes
  • --allow-unsafe
  • --no-emit-index-url
  • --strip-extras
  • --resolver