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 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 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 through the step by step installation of Pip Python on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint.
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.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Pip Python on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Installing pip for Python 3.
To install Pip for Python 3, run the following command:
sudo apt install python3-pip
Verify the installation:
- Installing pip for Python 2.
To install Python Pip for Python 2, run the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository universe sudo apt update sudo apt install python2
Verify the installation by printing the pip version number:
Step 3. Basic Usage pip command.
After installing the 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 scrapy
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 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Python website.