In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Pip on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, The pip command is a tool for installing and managing Python packages, such as those found in the Python Package Index. 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 Pip Python on a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) server.
Install Pip on Ubuntu 16.04
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
Step 2. Installing Pip.
Install the pip by using apt-get command:
Once the installation is completed you can verify that it was successful by using the following command:
Step 3. How to use the pip command.
After installing python-pip package, the pip command will be available on the system. There are multiple options available with pip command:
To install the new python package type:
To uninstall python package installed by pip type:
To search python package type:
For more Pip options and usage examples you can use the –help flag:
[firstname.lastname@example.org~]# pip --help
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pip. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Pip Python on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Python website.