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Automatic upgrade of python modules and packages

Project description


Automatic upgrade of Python modules and packages

quick start

from autoupgrade import AutoUpgrade

The above will upgrade “pip” if there is a new version of pip out there. The upgrade will be unattended and the python script will be restarted


pip install autoupgrade

or install latest from repo:

pip install



class AutoUpgrade(__builtin__.object)

AutoUpgrade class, holds one package


__init__(self, pkg, index=None)

Args: pkg (str): name of package index (str): alternative index, if not given will be used


Check if pkg has a later version Returns true if later version exists.


Restart application with same args as it was started. Does not return

upgrade(self, dependencies=False)

Upgrade the package unconditionaly Args: dependencies, update dependencies if True (see pip–no-deps)

upgrade_if_needed(self, restart=True, dependencies=False)

Upgrade the package if there is a later version available. Args: restart, restart app if True dependencies, update dependencies if True (see pip –no-deps)

Supported platforms

Currently tested on Linux with Python 2.7. Should be usable on Windows and *nix.

Test for Python 3 will be done some time.

Release notes


  • Dependencies updated


Initial release

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