How To Install Pip on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Pip on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Pip Python on your Ubuntu 14.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, PIP is a package installer for Python, designed to simplify the process of installing and managing Python packages from the Python Package Index (PyPI) and other sources. It is a command-line tool that allows developers to easily download, install, upgrade, and remove Python packages and their dependencies.

Package management is a crucial aspect of software development, as it helps maintain a consistent and organized development environment. Without a package manager like PIP, developers would have to manually download, extract, and configure each package, which can be a time-consuming and error-prone process. PIP streamlines this process, making it easier to manage dependencies and ensure that your Python projects have access to the required libraries and tools.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Pip on the Ubuntu 14.04 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Pip on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Install Pip.

Install python-pip and any required packages:

apt-get install python-pip

After completing the installation process, it’s essential to verify that PIP has been installed correctly. You can do this by running the following command in the terminal:

pip -V

This command will display the installed version of PIP, confirming that the installation was successful.

Step 3. How to use the pip command.

After installing a python-pip package, the pip command will be available on the system. There are multiple options available with pip command:

[ ~]# pip --help

  pip <command></command> [options]

  install                     Install packages.
  uninstall                   Uninstall packages.
  freeze                      Output installed packages in requirements format.
  list                        List installed packages.
  show                        Show information about installed packages.
  search                      Search PyPI for packages.
  wheel                       Build wheels from your requirements.
  zip                         DEPRECATED. Zip individual packages.
  unzip                       DEPRECATED. Unzip individual packages.
  bundle                      DEPRECATED. Create pybundles.
  help                        Show help for commands.

General Options:
  -h, --help                  Show help.
  -v, --verbose               Give more output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times.
  -V, --version               Show version and exit.
  -q, --quiet                 Give less output.
  --log-file            Path to a verbose non-appending log, that only logs failures. This
                              log is active by default at /home/sharad/.pip/pip.log.
  --log                 Path to a verbose appending log. This log is inactive by default.
  --proxy              Specify a proxy in the form [user:passwd@]proxy.server:port.
  --timeout              Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds).
  --exists-action     Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch, (i)gnore,
                              (w)ipe, (b)ackup.
  --cert                Path to alternate CA bundle.
[ ~]#

To install the new python package type:

pip install packageName

To uninstall the python package installed by pip type:

pip uninstall packageName

To search python package type:

pip search packageName

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pip. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Pip Python on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Python website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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