Using Subversion with PIP: Cannot find command 'svn'

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Came across this when deploying a Django app to a fresh VM, installing with Python PIP from a requirements file.

pip install -r requirements.txt

>>> Cannot find command 'svn'

The line in question was


I thought the error was that I had an old version of PIP which didn’t support the svn syntax.

Turns out subversion wasn’t installed on the system and it was literally the `svn` shell command (i.e. Subversion client executable) that couldn’t be found. Simple.

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