Renku CLI not working (python path outdated)

Dear renku team,

locally, I installed the renku CLI with pipx probably a year ago and have upgraded it a few times.

Now, it still is there

lili@lililenovo:~$ which renku

but renku commands cannot be executed and give the following error message:

bash: /home/lili/.local/bin/renku: /home/lili/.local/pipx/venvs/renku/bin/python: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

Checking the above path, it points to a python in a conda-env which no longer exists. How can I update the python pointer?
Or is it better/easier to reinstall renku?

Thanks in advance for your help!


Hi @LiliGasser - if the conda environment where pipx was installed is no longer available, you should remove pipx, remove ~/.local/pipx then reinstall it and use the new installation to reinstall renku. Hope that helps!

Hi @rrrrrok , and thank you!

In case someone else ends up in the same state, I reinstalled renku as follows:

python3 -m pip uninstall pipx
rm -rf ~/.local/pipx

python3 -m pip install --user pipx
python3 -m pipx ensurepath
pipx install renku
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Thanks @LiliGasser! btw if you use python installed with brew on a mac, this error will appear every time brew decides to update your python installation (often without telling you…) so I think this snippet will be definitely be useful to others!