Pip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages.
Python is a programming language. It is quite popular and has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability. It is widely considered to be a very easy programming language to learn and master because of its focus on readability. Python is open source, and will run a a multitude of platforms including, but not limited to: Various Linux/UNIX distributions (CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, etc.), Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.
- These instructions are intended specifically for installing Pip, a tool for installing and managing Python packages.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
There are two options for installing Pip. Use either Option #1 or Option #2 below.
Option #1: Install Pip with Yum
Step #1: Add the EPEL Repository
Pip is part of Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL), which is a community repository of non-standard packages for the RHEL distribution. First, we’ll install the EPEL repository, for directions see How to enable EPEL repository?
Step #2: The Installation
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
yum -y update
Then let’s install python-pip and any required packages:
yum -y install python-pip
And skip to Step #3.
Option #2: Install Pip with Curl and Python
We can also use curl and python to download and install Pip.
curl "https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py" -o "get-pip.py"
Wrap-up: Verify The Installation
View a list of helpful commands:
Check the version of Pip that is installed:
Which should yield something similar to:
pip 1.3.1 from /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages (python 2.7)