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, The Pip command is a tool for installing and managing Python packages, such as those found in the Python Package Index. With the help of pip, you can also install the package of a particular version. Most importantly pip has a feature to manage full lists of packages and corresponding version numbers, possible through a “requirements” file. It performs the same basic job as easy_install, but with some extra features.

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 through the step by step installation Pip on Ubuntu 14.04 server.

Install Pip on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these 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

Check the version of Pip that is installed:

pip -V

Step 3. How to use the pip command.

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

[root@idroot.us ~]# pip --help

Usage:   
  pip <command></command> [options]

Commands:
  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.
[root@idroot.us ~]#

To install the new python package type:

pip install packageName

To uninstall 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 to check the official Python web site.

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