In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Python Pip on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Pip is the standard package-management system that is used to install and manage software your packages written in Python. With PIP, you can list, search and download to install packages from the Python Package Index (PyPI).
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 the Python Pip on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- 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 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
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 sudo apt install gnupg ca-certificates apt-transport-https software-properties-common
Step 2. Installing Python Pip on Ubuntu 22.04.
By default, the Python is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Python Pip to your Ubuntu system:
sudo apt install python3-pip
After completing the installation process, run the command below to verify the installation by checking the pip version:
Step 3. Pip Command Examples.
To view a list of all pip commands and options, type the following command:
[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.
To install the new python package type:
pip3 install <pack_name>
For example, to install numpy through Pip you would run the following command:
python3 -m pip install numpy
To uninstall the python package installed by pip type:
pip3 uninstall <pack_name>
To search python package type:
pip3 search <pack_name>
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Python Pip. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Python Pip on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Python website.