This environment is externally managed debian odroid n2+

This environment is externally managed
╰─> To install Python packages system-wide, try apt install
python3-xyz, where xyz is the package you are trying to

If you wish to install a non-Debian-packaged Python package,
create a virtual environment using python3 -m venv path/to/venv.
Then use path/to/venv/bin/python and path/to/venv/bin/pip. Make
sure you have python3-full installed.

If you wish to install a non-Debian packaged Python application,
it may be easiest to use pipx install xyz, which will manage a
virtual environment for you. Make sure you have pipx installed.

See /usr/share/doc/python3.11/README.venv for more information.

note: If you believe this is a mistake, please contact your Python installation or OS distribution provider. You can override this, at the risk of breaking your Python installation or OS, by passing --break-system-packages.
hint: See PEP 668 for the detailed specification.


I don’t care, I want to use pip install like before

ike I mentioned above, if you really need it, you can force install Python packages using pip outside a virtual environment, just like before, but do this at your own risk! You can force install packages using pip by passing the --break-system-packagesoption to pip, exporting PIP_BREAK_SYSTEM_PACKAGES=1, or adding the following to the ~/.config/pip/pip.conf or /etc/pip.conf file:

[global]break-system-packages = true

Thanks for raising, it is a known issue, this is Luke’s solution.