How To Install Pip on CentOS 8

Install Pip on CentOS 8

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 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.

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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:

pip3 --version
  • 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:

pip2 --version

Step 3. How to use pip command.

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

To install 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:

[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 ~]#

Congratulation’s! 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 to check the official Python website.

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