I’m working on a project where I must use the Python package metadata-parser, which for some reason has no debian counterpart for direct HTML scraping of the internet. Anyway when I used Kicksecure on Debian 11 I was able to use PIP to grab the python package. Now that I’m on Debian 12 I’m getting some solid error messages. So this support request is to be shown the correct approach of respecting KickSecures security measures. Should I use the virtual environment for Python as they recommend.
Error Message on trying to use PIP:
[user ~/]% su -c ‘pip install metadata-parser’ (also tried sudo and nosudo)
× This environment is externally managed
╰─> To install Python packages system-wide, try apt install
python3-xyz, where xyz is the package you are trying to
If you wish to install a non-Debian-packaged Python package, create a virtual environment using python3 -m venv path/to/venv. Then use path/to/venv/bin/python and path/to/venv/bin/pip. Make sure you have python3-full installed. If you wish to install a non-Debian packaged Python application, it may be easiest to use pipx install xyz, which will manage a virtual environment for you. Make sure you have pipx installed. See /usr/share/doc/python3.11/README.venv for more information.
note: If you believe this is a mistake, please contact your Python installation or OS distribution provider. You can override this, at the risk of breaking your Python installation or OS, by passing --break-system-packages.
hint: See PEP 668 for the detailed specification.
zsh: exit 1 su -c ‘pip install metadata-parser’