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Fix runtimeerror: no .dist-info has pip in broken pipenv installs and virtualenv wheels

As mentioned in ❌ RuntimeError: no .dist-info at ... has pip for pipenv install managed via asdf-vm, I was initially confronted with issue some weeks ago but could attribute and fix the problem to asdf misbehaving. The issue, however, resurfaced and that was no longer the case. To my surprise, asdf seemed to be behaving as expected and was therefore of no relevance to the problem I was observing:

If you are experiencing this problem and do not use asdf, this post might be of help as I managed to further narrow down its root cause.

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❌ RuntimeError: no .dist-info at ... has pip for pipenv install managed via asdf-vm1

ℹ️ Several folks who are not using asdf-vm but are facing similar issues have asked me for advice, I’ve detailed how you can troubleshoot and fix this issue on Fix runtimeerror: no .dist-info has pip in broken pipenv installs and virtualenv wheels.

Having said that, I’ve mentioned in several occasions that pipenv is my virtual environment manager of choice in Python projects and that I use it in tandem with asdf-vm[1], which allows me to seemlesly switch between Python versions depending on the project I’m working on. However, after updating one of my Ubuntu test systems (20.04.6 LTS) and installing a couple of Python versions via asdf-vm, pipenv suddenly stopped working. In this brief HOWTO I hope to provide a couple of hints as to how you may debug and ultimately fix a PipEnv installation which finds itself in a weird state.

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Fixing ❌ “Poetry configuration is invalid” Errors in GitHub Actions

Last Sunday I decided to try and understand the Sphinx codebase better after playing around with Jupyter Book and experiencing issue#1414. After falling down the codebase review rabbit hole I felt like fixing the bug itself was worthwhile. Eventually, fixing the issue proved to be easier than understanding where and what to fix or how to get the GitHub actions maze of checks to properly pass.

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Load Sphinx environment.pickle and List all Labels

In order to come up with a reliable and standardized way of referring to document sections and document it in MySt and Markdown for Sphinx Cheatsheet, I went down a pretty deep rabbit hole of Sphinx label manipulations.

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How to Add 👉 👈 Padding to the Ubuntu Gnome Terminal

I often make screen captures of terminal outputs while documenting my work or helping colleagues and was always bothered when its contents were too close to the left border.

Adding padding to the gnome terminal on Ubuntu, and likely any distribution using Gnome, is trivial, as it suffices to edit ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css.


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Git LFS Usage on GitLab Repositories

In newer GitLab versions LFS Storage needs to be specifically enabled for projects; you can achieve this in the settings of your project [1].

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Git Hooks Basics 🪝

Git hooks are scripts which can be executed after an action is performed, the options are: applypatch-msg, commit-msg, post-update, pre-applypatch, pre-commit, prepare-commit-msg, pre-push, pre-rebase, update.

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