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How to install PIP in Linux?

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  • Last Updated : 20 Jan, 2020
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Prerequisite: Python Language Introduction
Before we start with how to install pip for Python on Linux, let’s first go through the basic introduction to Python. Python is a widely-used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently.

PIP is a package management system used to install and manage software packages/libraries written in Python. These files are stored in a large “on-line repository” termed as Python Package Index (PyPI).

pip uses PyPI as the default source for packages and their dependencies. So whenever you type:

pip install package_name

pip will look for that package on PyPI and if found, it will download and install the package on your local system.

Download and Install pip:

pip can be downloaded and installed using the terminal in Linux by going through the following command:

sudo apt-get install python3-pip python-dev

Beginning the installation:

  • Getting Started:
  • Providing Disk Space:
  • Downloading Libraries:
    Downloading Libraries
  • Unpacking File bundles:
  • Finishing up the Installation:

Verification of the Installation process:

One can easily verify if the pip has been installed correctly by performing a version check on the same. Just go to the command-line and execute the following command:

pip3 --version


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