In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Pip on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Pip is the standard package (module) manager for Python. 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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Pip on a CentOS 8 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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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 CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Pip on CentOS 8.
- Installing pip for Python 3 (pip3)
To install pip for Python 3 on CentOS 8 run the following command:
sudo dnf install python3
Once the installation is completed you can verify the installation:
- Installing pip for Python 2 (pip2)
To install Python 2 and pip, enter the following command:
sudo dnf install python2
Verify the installation by typing:
Step 3. How to use pip command.
After installing the python-pip package, the pip command will be available on the system. There are multiple options available with the pip command:
To install the new python package type:
pip install package-Name
To uninstall python package installed by pip type:
pip uninstall package-Name
To search python package type:
pip search package-Name
For more Pip options and usage examples you can use the –help flag:
[email@example.com ~]# 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. [firstname.lastname@example.org ~]#
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pip. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Pip Python on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Python website.