West 0.7.0 released, requires manual intervention on Ubuntu

Bolivar, Marti


West 0.7.0 has been released. The main new feature since 0.6.x is the
addition of "manifest imports", which let you pull in west.yml files
from elsewhere into your own manifest file.

You can upgrade in the usual ways:

pip3 install west==0.7.0 # Windows and macOS
pip3 install --user west==0.7.0 # Linux

Please note that there is a problem with the upgrade on the version of
pip3 which ships with Ubuntu 18.04. Other Linux distributions, macOS,
and Windows are all upgrading successfully.

On Ubuntu only, you will need to choose from one of the following
workarounds to upgrade west:

1. Remove the old west before upgrading, like this:

$ pip3 show west | grep Location: | cut -f 2 -d ' '
$ rm -r /home/foo/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/west
$ pip3 install --user west==0.7.0

2. Install west in a virtual environment using a more recent
version of pip3, e.g. using the venv module:


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