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Python Package Manager Support

Renovate supports the following Python package managers:

  • pip (e.g. requirements.txt, requirements.pip) files
  • pipenv (e.g. Pipfile)

Versioning Support

The PEP440 versioning scheme has been rewritten for JavaScript for the purposes of use in this project is published as @renovatebot/pep440. It supports both pinned versions as well as ranges. Legacy versions (=== prefix) are ignored.

How It Works

  1. Renovate will search each repository for any package files it finds.
  2. Existing dependencies will be extracted from the file(s)
  3. Renovate will look up the latest version on PyPI to determine if any upgrades are available
  4. If the source package includes a GitHub URL as its source, and has either a "changelog" file or uses GitHub releases, then Release Notes for each version will be embedded in the generated PR.

Enabling Beta

Both pipenv and are classified a "beta", so they are not enabled by default. To enable them, you need to add configuration like the following to your renovate.json file:

  "pipenv": {
    "enabled": true

Note: if you only have these package files and no other package files (like package.json, Dockerfile, etc) then Renovate won't detect them and you won't get an onboarding PR. In that case you need to add Renovate configuration manually to skip the onboarding step.

Alternative file names

The default file matching regex for requirements.txt aims to pick up the most popular conventions for file naming, but it's possible that some get missed. If you have a specific file or file pattern you want to get found by Renovate, then you can do this by adding a new pattern under the fileMatch field of pip_requirements. e.g. you could add this to your config:

  "pip_requirements": {
    "fileMatch": ["my/specifically-named.file", "\.requirements$"]

Alternate registries

Renovate will default to performing all lookups on, but it also supports alternative index URLs. There are two ways to achieve this:

index-url in requirements.txt

The index URL can be specified in the first line of the file, For example:


Sources in Pipfile

Renovate will detect any custom-configured sources in Pipfile and use them.

Specify URL in configuration

The configuration option registryUrls can be used to configure an alternate index URL. Example:

  "python": {
    "registryUrls": [""]

Note: an index-url found in the requirements.txt will take precedent over a registryUrl configured like the above. To override the URL found in requirements.txt, you need to configure it in packageRules, as they are applied after package file extraction.

Disabling Python Support

The most direct way to disable all Python support in Renovate is like this:

  "python": {
    "enabled": false

Alternatively, maybe you only want one package manager, such as npm. In that case this would enable only npm:

  "enabledManagers": ["npm"]

Future work

Feature requests are open for conda support and additional file types (e.g. setup.cfg). You can locate these issues by filtering on the #python hashtag in the repository. Please +1 and/or add a comment to each issue that would benefit you so that we can gauge the popularity/importance of each.