In this tutorial we will show you how to install Python Pip on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 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 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.
Install Python Pip on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.
- Installing pip for Python 3.
To install Pip for Python 3, run the following command:
Verify the installation:
- Installing pip for Python 2.
To install Python Pip for Python 2, run the following command:
Verify the installation by printing the pip version number:
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:
For example, to install Ansible through Pip you would run the following command:
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 20.04 LTS Focal Fossae system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Python website.