In this tutorial we will show you how to install Pip on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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 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 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server.
Install Pip on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
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 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
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. Basic Usage 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:
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
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Pip. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Pip Python on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Python web site.