In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Pip on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Pip is a tool for installing Python packages. With pip, you can search, download, and install packages from Python Package Index (PyPI) and other package indexes. 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 an 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 Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 Linux Mint 20
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Pip on Linux Mint 20.
- Installing PIP for Python 3
Now to install PIP on Linux Mint using the following command:
sudo apt install python3-pip
Once the installation of PIP is finished, you can verify it by making use of the following command in terminal:
- Installing PIP for Python 2
Now to install PIP on Linux Mint enter the following command:
First, add the required repository:
sudo add-apt-repository universe sudo apt update
After updating the package manager index to install PIP for Python 2 enter the following in the terminal:
sudo apt install python2
To verify if PIP is successfully installed, run the following command:
Step 3. Basic Usage 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_Names
For example, to install Scrapy through Pip you would run the following command:
pip install scrapy
To uninstall python package installed by pip type:
pip uninstall Package_Names
To search python package type:
pip search Package_Names
For more Pip options and usage examples you can use the –help flag:
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]# 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. [email@example.com ~]#
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pip. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Pip Python on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Python website.