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    Unhappy error: externally-managed-environment

    error: externally-managed-environment

    ? 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 over
    ride 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'm installing the necessary packages but I couldn't do it somehow. The python3-xyz package cannot be installed and I tried "pipx install xyz" and it doesn't install, what is it?

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    Just encountered this error. Looks like they are trying to prevent people from breaking python. Best practice is to use a virtual environment to install packages. To do this cd to the dir you would like to install your virtual environment I usually put it in the dir of the tool I am installing packages for. Next run
    . Next run
    source  {NAME OF VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT}/bin/activate
    . After that you can proceed use pip. To exit the virtual environment simply run `deactivate`. Below is a quick command to copy and paste:

    virtualenv -p python3 venv; source venv/bin/activate

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