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AWS CDK CLI can only be used with apps created by CDK error

I upgraded my AWS CDK to 1.10.1 today because it prompted me via:

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*** Newer version of CDK is available [1.10.0] ***
*** Upgrade recommended                        ***
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After doing the upgrade via

npm install -i -g aws-cdk

I went to do a cdk ls or cdk diff and was greeted with the error:

CDK CLI can only be used with apps created by CDK >= 1.10.0

Googling around wasn’t too helpful but finally I figured out that it was complaining that my python dependencies¬† had the old aws-cdk libraries installed.

A quick

rm -r .env/
python -m venv .env
pip install -r requirements.txt

And I was back in business

cdk ls
integration-pipeline