Resolving Telepot's Incompatible Aiohttp Version Error

Mar 3, 2024 ยท 2 min read

When installing the Telepot library for Python, some users may encounter the error Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement aiohttp. This error indicates that the version of the aiohttp library installed on your system is not compatible with Telepot.

The Telepot library relies on aiohttp to handle asynchronous HTTP requests. The latest few releases of Telepot require aiohttp version 3.8.1 or newer. If you have an older version of aiohttp already installed, you will see this compatibility error when trying to install Telepot.

There are a couple approaches to resolve this:

  • Upgrade aiohttp - Run pip install --upgrade aiohttp to install the latest version of aiohttp before installing Telepot. This is the simplest resolution.
  • Install Telepot specifying aiohttp version - If you need to keep your existing aiohttp version for other dependencies, install Telepot using:
  • pip install telepot[aiohttp<3.8.1]

    This will install a version of Telepot compatible with your specific aiohttp version.

  • Use virtual environments - Create separate Python virtual environments for projects with incompatible dependencies. For example, you may have one project relying on the latest Telepot and aiohttp, and another legacy app tied to older versions. Virtualenvs allow isolating dependencies.
  • The key takeaway is that Telepot may require a newer aiohttp release than what you already have installed. Check your aiohttp version first when hitting this error. Upgrading aiohttp or installing a Telepot version compatible with your aiohttp release should resolve it.

    Virtual environments also provide a clean way to run applications with disjoint dependency trees. Conda environments offer similar dependency isolation benefits across projects.

    I hope these tips help you get Telepot installed!

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