How to Install Pip on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because Ubuntu 12.04 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 very easy 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.
Pre-Flight Check
  • 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 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Install Pip with apt-get, Step 1a: The Installation
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages: apt-get update Then let’s install python-pip and any required packages: apt-get -y install python-pip And skip to Step 2.
Install Pip with Curl and Python, Step 1b: The Installation
We can also use curl and python to download and install Pip. curl "" -o "" python
Step 2: Verify The Installation
View a list of helpful commands: pip --help Check the version of Pip that is installed: pip -V For earlier versions of pip you may need to use: pip --version Depending on which installation method you used, the version command should yield something similar to: pip 1.0 from /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7) Or similar to: pip 6.0.8 from /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7)
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