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How to Install ‘Python-Serial’ package on Linux?

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  • Last Updated : 14 Feb, 2022

PySerial is a Python library. This library provides good support for serial connections (“RS-232”) over a variety of different devices like old-style serial ports, Bluetooth dongles, infra-red ports, and so on. PySerial package encapsulates the access for the serial port. So in this article, we will be installing the PySerial package in Python on Linux operating system.

Installing PySerial package on Linux using PIP


  1. Python3
  2. Python3-pip

To install the PySerial package in Linux we have to follow the following steps:

Step 1: Install the latest version of Python3 on Linux Machine using the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install python3


Step 2: Now, using the following command we install the pip module which is required to install and manage all the packages of Python3:

sudo apt install python3-pip


Step 3: Using the following command we install the PySerial package:

sudo pip3 install pyserial


Verifying PySerial package installation on Linux using PIP

To verify if the PySerial package has been successfully installed in your system run the below command in Terminal:

python3 -m pip show pyserial

You’ll get the following output if the installation is completed successfully in your system.


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