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Title: pip search fails
Type: crash Stage: resolved
Components: Demos and Tools Versions: Python 3.9
Status: closed Resolution: third party
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: desmondcheongzx, pwatson
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2020-12-31 19:20 by pwatson, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg384133 - (view) Author: Paul Watson (pwatson) Date: 2020-12-31 19:20
Fresh install of 3.9.1
Created venv
Activated venv

(py3.9) 13:12:59.52  C:\venv\py3.9\Scripts
C:>pip search astronomy
ERROR: Exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "c:\venv\py3.9\lib\site-packages\pip\_internal\cli\", line 228, in _main
    status =, args)
  File "c:\venv\py3.9\lib\site-packages\pip\_internal\commands\", line 60, in run
    pypi_hits =, options)
  File "c:\venv\py3.9\lib\site-packages\pip\_internal\commands\", line 80, in search
    hits ={'name': query, 'summary': query}, 'or')
  File "C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python39\lib\xmlrpc\", line 1116, in __call__
    return self.__send(self.__name, args)
  File "C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python39\lib\xmlrpc\", line 1456, in __request
    response = self.__transport.request(
  File "c:\venv\py3.9\lib\site-packages\pip\_internal\network\", line 45, in request
    return self.parse_response(response.raw)
  File "C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python39\lib\xmlrpc\", line 1348, in parse_response
    return u.close()
  File "C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python39\lib\xmlrpc\", line 662, in close
    raise Fault(**self._stack[0])
xmlrpc.client.Fault: <Fault -32500: "RuntimeError: PyPI's XMLRPC API has been temporarily disabled due to unmanageable load and will be deprecated in the near future. See for more information.">

(py3.9) 13:13:08.09  C:\venv\py3.9\Scripts
C:>python --version
Python 3.9.1
msg384637 - (view) Author: Desmond Cheong (desmondcheongzx) * Date: 2021-01-08 05:57
Seems that this is due to PyPI's search API being disabled.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:39adminsetgithub: 86964
2021-01-08 16:54:47benjamin.petersonsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: third party
stage: resolved
2021-01-08 05:57:03desmondcheongzxsetnosy: + desmondcheongzx
messages: + msg384637
2020-12-31 19:20:11pwatsoncreate