Here is how to resolve weird python pip error. Happened to me while uninstalling a package.

sudo pip uninstall wheezy


Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/pip", line 9, in <module>
load_entry_point('pip==1.5.6', 'console_scripts', 'pip')()
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 356, in load_entry_point
return get_distribution(dist).load_entry_point(group, name)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 2476, in load_entry_point
return ep.load()
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 2190, in load
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 74, in <module>
from pip.vcs import git, mercurial, subversion, bazaar  # noqa
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/vcs/", line 9, in <module>
from import path_to_url
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/", line 25, in <module>
from requests.compat import IncompleteRead
ImportError: cannot import name IncompleteRead
  • This is fixed in the pip version. Just update yours by first removing old version

sudo apt-get remove python-pip

  • Get the latest version

sudo easy_install pip

There you go.