Pip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages. Python is a programming language that has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability. It is widely considered to be a very easy programming language to master because of that focus on readability. Python is open source, and will run 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 VPS 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"
Step 3: 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)
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