How To Install Python Pip on Ubuntu 19.04

Install Python Pip on Ubuntu 19.04

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 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.

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:

[[email protected] ~]# 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:[email protected]]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 protected] ~]#

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.

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