This version brings some improvements and a bunch of bugfixes.

New Features

Support for Python 2.7

After adding support for Python 3.4 and 3.5 in version 0.7.0, poetry now supports Python 2.7.

The decision was made so that Python 2.7 projects can benefit from the advantages that poetry provides.

Fallback mechanism for missing dependencies

poetry uses the PyPI JSON API to retrieve package information.

However, some packages (like boto3 for example) have missing dependency information due to bad packaging/publishing which means that poetry won't be able to properly resolve dependencies.

To workaround it, a fallback mechanism has been added to poetry that will download packages distributions to check the dependencies.

While, in most cases, it will lead to a more exhaustive dependency resolution it will also considerably slow down the process (up to 30 minutes in some extreme cases like boto3).

If you do not want the fallback mechanism, you can deactivate it like so.

poetry config settings.pypi.fallback false

In this case you will need to specify the missing dependencies in you pyproject.toml file.

Any case of missing dependencies should be reported to the offical repository and on the repository of the package with missing dependencies.

New search command

The search command has been added which allows you to search for packages by name on PyPI.

New self:update command

The self:update command has been added to ease updating poetry.

poetry self:update

If you want to install prerelease versions, you can use the --preview option.

poetry self:update --preview

And finally, if you want to install a spcific version you can pass it as an argument to self:update.

poetry self:update 0.8.0

Support for local files dependencies

You can now add local files (wheels or sdist) as dependencies in your pyproject.toml file.

demo = { file = "./distributions/demo-0.1.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl" }


  • Improved dependency resolution time by using cache control.


  • Fixed install_requires and extras in generated sdist.
  • Fixed dependency resolution crash with malformed dependencies.
  • Fixed errors when license metadata is not set.
  • Fixed missing information in lock file.
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