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How To Install Pip on Linux

Published on: Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 5:16 am EST
Linux Guides Python Server Apps

Pip is a tool for managing Python packages. Using a package manager allows for efficient management of your server. In this tutorial, I'll explain how to install Pip on various Linux distros.

Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1: Update repository list

Update your repository list to make sure the installation will complete successfully:

apt-get update

Step 2: Install Pip

After you have updated the repository list, you can install Pip using apt-get:

apt-get install python-pip

Step 3: Confirm installation

Now confirm Pip has been installed successfully by executing pip -v on the command line. If you see a version printed on the screen, the installation was successful.

CentOS 7

Step 1: Update repository list

Update your repository list with yum:

yum update

Step 2: Install Pip

We can now install Pip:

yum -y install python-pip

Step 3: Confirm installation

Check your version by executing pip -v. If this returns a version, Pip has successfully been installed.

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