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Install a specific or beta/development version of Sphinx with pip

Sphinx is a free, open-source Python document generator. Visit the stable and development( version webpages for more information.

By default, pip install sphinx and pip3 install sphinx only installs the latest stable release, which is 1.1.3 as I write this. pip will not install beta or development versions.

See Also

Install the latest Python versions on Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) has instructions on how to get pip and pip3 on your Mac using Homebrew.

To install a specific version of Sphinx, say the 1.2b1 beta/development version:

pip install sphinx==1.2b1

To install the latest version of Sphinx, including beta/development versions:

pip install sphinx --pre

To see more installation options for pip:

pip help install