I am trying to install the python library for salesforce. I am trying on mac in the terminal using command sudo pip install simple_salesforce

but I get an error while installing this. The error:

DEPRECATION: Uninstalling a distutils installed project (pyOpenSSL) has been deprecated and will be removed in a future version. This is due to the fact that uninstalling a distutils project will only partially uninstall the project. Uninstalling pyOpenSSL-0.13.1: Exception: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/basecommand.py", line 215, in main status = self.run(options, args) File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/commands/install.py", line 342, in run prefix=options.prefix_path, File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/req/req_set.py", line 778, in install requirement.uninstall(auto_confirm=True) File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/req/req_install.py", line 754, in uninstall paths_to_remove.remove(auto_confirm) File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/req/req_uninstall.py", line 115, in remove renames(path, new_path) File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/utils/init.py", line 267, in renames shutil.move(old, new) File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/shutil.py", line 302, in move copy2(src, real_dst) File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/shutil.py", line 131, in copy2 copystat(src, dst) File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/shutil.py", line 103, in copystat os.chflags(dst, st.st_flags) OSError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted: '/tmp/pip-_GSJZj-uninstall/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python/pyOpenSSL-0.13.1-py2.7.egg-info'

Any help on how can I install the simple salesforce library from the terminal.

I have python version installed: Python 2.7.10 and the postgre is also installed up and running fine.

2 Answers 2


ok..I was able to find out the answer for this question. We can only install this python library for salesforce into a virtual environment $ pip install virtualenv . First we will have to create a virtual environment and then need to activate this by using source bin/activate command.



You can also just ignore it.

sudo pip install simple_salesforce --ignore-installed pyOpenSSL

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