I am getting the following error when I try to do anything in pip. I have tired to upgrade pip as stated below and nothing. Any ideas?

Collecting pip
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/basecommand.py", line 215, in main
    status = self.run(options, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/commands/install.py", line 307, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/req/req_set.py", line 370, in prepare_files
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/req/req_set.py", line 587, in _prepare_file
    session=self.session, hashes=hashes)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/download.py", line 810, in unpack_url
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/download.py", line 649, in unpack_http_url
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/download.py", line 842, in _download_http_url
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/requests/sessions.py", line 487, in get
    return self.request('GET', url, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/download.py", line 378, in request
    return super(PipSession, self).request(method, url, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/requests/sessions.py", line 475, in request
    resp = self.send(prep, **send_kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/requests/sessions.py", line 585, in send
    r = adapter.send(request, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/cachecontrol/adapter.py", line 46, in send
    resp = super(CacheControlAdapter, self).send(request, **kw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pip/_vendor/requests/adapters.py", line 477, in send
    raise SSLError(e, request=request)
SSLError: [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:618)
You are using pip version 8.1.2, however version 19.0.3 is available.
You should consider upgrading via the 'pip install --upgrade pip' command.
  • What operating system and version? – 200_success Mar 4 '19 at 23:19

To ignore the SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED error, and being able to upgrade to the 19.0.3 version, do:

pip install --upgrade pip

Note for future visitors: PYTHONHTTPSVERIFY=0 only works for python 2.

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