Install the latest pip with the following command:

            curl -sS | python3.10

The problem is that the solution that actually worked for me is not the accepted one, so I am providing the second answer as the solution to my problem.


            conda install -c anaconda html5lib

It's always best to run pip as a main module with the version of Python you want to install for:

            python3.9 -m pip install ...
            python3.10 -m pip install ...
            python3.11 -m pip install ...

If you want to force an upgrade, use the --upgrade option.

To resolve the ImportError: cannot import name 'html5lib' from 'pip._vendor' (/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip/_vendor/ error, you can follow these steps:

  1. First, ensure that you have the html5lib library installed. You can do this by running:
  2. pip install html5lib
  3. If html5lib is already installed, you may need to upgrade it to the latest version. You can do this with:
  4. pip install --upgrade html5lib
  5. If you still encounter the ImportError, it's possible that there's an issue with your pip installation or with the pip._vendor package. Try reinstalling pip:
  6. pip install --upgrade --force-reinstall pip
  7. If the issue persists, you can try installing html5lib directly from the source. Download the source from the html5lib GitHub repository:
  8. git clone
  9. Then navigate into the downloaded directory and install html5lib using:
  10. cd html5lib-python
    python install
  11. After performing these steps, retry your code to see if the ImportError has been resolved.