"Cannot uninstall 'certifi'" on upgrade attempt

I’ve been running 69.1 for a while and I noticed that 70.1 is out so I thought I’d upgrade. I logged into my orange pi machine and tried to issue

pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant

It gives me this error message every time and I’m not sure what it means nor how to fix it.

Cannot uninstall 'certifi'. It is a distutils installed project and thus we cannot accurately determine which files belong to it which would lead to only a partial uninstall.

Anyone know how to get this to upgrade? I did it once before from 68.1 to 69.1, I don’t remember having any issues like this.


I solved this with an upgrade to certifi while using the --ignore-installed switch.