8.51. Wheel-0.37.1

Wheel is a Python library that is the reference implementation of the Python wheel packaging standard.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 268 KB

8.51.1. Installation of Wheel

Install wheel with the following command:

pip3 install --no-index $PWD

The meaning of the pip3 options:


Install the package.


Prevent pip from fetching files from the online package repository (PyPI). If packages are installed in the correct order, then it won't need to fetch any files in the first place, but this option adds some safety in case of user error.


Look for files to install in the current working directory.

8.51.2. Contents of Wheel

Installed program: wheel
Installed directories: /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/wheel and /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/wheel-0.37.1-py3.10.egg-info

Short Descriptions


is an utility to unpack, pack, or convert wheel packages