In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Python Pip on Ubuntu 19.04. 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, possibly 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 the step-by-step installation of Pip Python on a Ubuntu 19.04 (Eoan Ermine) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 19.04.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
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 Python Pip on Ubuntu 19.04 Eoan Ermine
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Pip Python on Ubuntu.
- To install Pip for Python 3, run the following command:
sudo apt install python3-pip
- To install Python Pip for Python 2.7, use the following command:
sudo apt install python-pip
Updating Python Pip:
pip install -U pip
Step 3. Basic Usage pip command.
After installing a 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 Ansible through Pip you would run the following command:
pip install ansible
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 Pip Python on Ubuntu 19.04 (Eoan Ermine) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Python website.