How To Install Pip on Debian 11

Install Pip on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Pip on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Pip stands for Pip Installs Python and is a tool for Python programming language to install various modules. It allows the Python developers to install and manage additional Python libraries in their applications.

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 Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Pip on Debian 11.

  • Install pip for Python 3.

Now we can install pip (pip3) and all required dependencies for Python 3 using the command below:

sudo apt install python3-pip

Verify the installation of Pip using the following command:

pip3 --version
  • Install pip for Python 2.

Run the command below to install Pip for python 2:

sudo apt install python-pip

To verify the installation and check the installed Pip2 version, run:

pip --version

Step 3. How to use Pip.

You can check all available pip commands and options using the following command:

pip3 --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pip. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Pip Python on Debian 11 Bullseye. 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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