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:
- 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:
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