- 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 VPS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Install Pip with Curl and Python
Step 1: PrepAs a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
Step 2: InstallationWe 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: Verify The InstallationView a list of helpful commands:
pip --helpCheck the version of Pip that is installed:
pip -VWhich should yield something similar to:
pip 18.0 from /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7)Alternatively, similar to:
pip 18.0 from /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7)
Upgrading PipIf you already have pip installed on your Linux server, run the following command to upgrade to the newest version:
pip install --upgrade pip
Uninstalling PipYou can remove pip easily by executing this command:
pip uninstall pip
Basic Pip CommandsInstalling Libraries Pip can install 3rd party packages like Django, Tensorflow, Numpy, Pandas and many more with the following command.
pip installSearching for Libraries You can also search for other libraries in Python’s repository via command line. For our example let’s look for Django packages. The search command shows us an extensive list similar to the one below.
pip search django django-bagou (0.1.0) - Django Websocket for Django django-maro (0.0.2) - `django-maro` is utility for django. django-hooked (0.1.7) - WebHooks for Django and Django Rest Framework. django-ide (0.0.5) - A Django app to develop Django apps django-mailwhimp (0.1) - django-mailwhimp integrates mailchimp into Django django-six (1.0.4) - Django-six —— Django Compatibility Library django-umanage (1.1.1) - Django user management app for django django-nadmin (0.1.0) - django nadmin support django version 1.8 based on django-xadmin diy-django (1.3.1) - diy-djangoUninstalling a Library If you don’t need the library and your scripts use them you can uninstall easily with this command:
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