[arch-general] Where does /usr/bin/uwsgi come from?

Daniel Sonck daniel at sonck.nl
Wed Jan 23 17:56:20 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:03:05 PM CET Peter Nabbefeld wrote:
> BTW, I've "pipped" some python modules, including django, without exact
> knowledge what's imported - is it possible to import such executables
> this way?
> P.
> Am 23.01.19 um 16:57 schrieb Peter Nabbefeld:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > I've got sth. strange:
> > I wanted to install the "uwsgi" package, but the binray is already
> > installed. "pacman -Qo uwsgi" results in "No package owns
> > /usr/bin/uwsgi" (German: "Kein Paket besitzt /usr/bin/uwsgi").
> > 
> > So, why is it on my laptop? I'd guess it's probably been installed at
> > some time with apache httpd but has been removed later, but don't
> > know. Anybody knows about such an issue?
> > 
> > Kind regards
> > 
> > Peter

Installing by pip is generally not a good idea as it bypasses the package 
manager which can lead to conflicts when you want the official package. You 
can install django by installing python-django.

If the package you want is not available in the repositories or AUR, you might 
want to use one of the "python environment" wrappers. This allows you to 
create an isolated python install where you can safely install things with 
pip. In addition this allows you to "lock" to specific versions if you need 

According to the wiki, the uwsgi executable can be installed through the same-
named package, so it seems that you most likely accidentally installed it from 


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