How To Install Pip on Linux Mint 20

Install Pip on Linux Mint 20

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).

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 these 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:

pip3 --version
  • 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 following in the terminal:

sudo apt install python2

To verify if PIP is successfully installed, run the following command:

python --version

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:

[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 ~]#

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 to check the official Python website.

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