How to Install Pip on Fedora 20

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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because this OS has reached its end-of-life support.

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 straightforward programming language to learn and master because of its 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.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Pip, a tool for installing and managing Python packages.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 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

First, clean-up yum:

yum clean all

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
Note: If you installed Pip with the previous step, then SKIP this step.

We can also use curl and python to download and install Pip.

curl "https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py" -o "get-pip.py"

python get-pip.py

Step #3: Verify The Installation

View a list of helpful commands:

pip --help

Check the version of Pip that is installed:

pip -V

Which should yield something similar to:

pip 1.4.1 from /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages (python 2.7)

or

pip 6.0.8 from /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages (python 2.7)

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