[Fixed]-Git aws.push: No module named boto


On OSX I found that pip install boto did not resolve the issue.
The problem was that python was not pointing to the pip installation.
export PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages
resolved this for me.


I solved this separately by running:

$ sudo easy_install pip

This uses the default python package installer to install PIP

$ sudo pip install boto 

I needed Admin rights to add boto (I don’t know if thats right or not).

Then ran $ eb start


Did you pip freeze > requirements.txt after you ran pip install boto?

You need to update your requirements.txt after each time you install a new python package locally to ensure your AWS instance has all the required packages as well.


In case you aren’t the one who wrote boto in, you’ll need to install it and then pip freeze it yourself.

Try running the following commands:

pip install boto
pip freeze > requirements.txt
git add .
git commit -m "Added boto"
git aws.push


I had a similar issue with Ansible and fixed it using:

sudo apt install python-boto


I am using python3. So I had to use the following command for PYTHONPATH to point to site-packages dir

export PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python3.8/site-packages


If you’re using ubuntu, try this out:-

sudo apt install python-boto3

Should work.

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