In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Pip on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, The Pip command is a tool for installing and managing Python packages, such as those found in the Python Package Index. With the help of pip you can also install the package of particular version. Most importantly pip has a feature to manage full lists of packages and corresponding version numbers, possible through a “requirements” file. It performs the same basic job as easy_install, but with some extra features.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Pip Python on a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) server.
Install Pip on Ubuntu 16.04
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Pip.
Install the pip by using apt-get command:
apt-get install python-pip
Once the installation is completed you can verify that it was successful by using the following command:
Step 3. How to use pip command.
After installing python-pip package, the pip command will be available on system. There are multiple options available with pip command:
To install new python package type:
pip install packageName
To uninstall python package installed by pip type:
pip uninstall packageName
To search python package type:
pip search packageName
For more Pip options and usage examples you can use the –help flag:
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]# pip --help
pip <command></command> [options]
install Install packages.
uninstall Uninstall packages.
freeze Output installed packages in requirements format.
list List installed packages.
show Show information about installed packages.
search Search PyPI for packages.
wheel Build wheels from your requirements.
zip DEPRECATED. Zip individual packages.
unzip DEPRECATED. Unzip individual packages.
bundle DEPRECATED. Create pybundles.
help Show help for commands.
-h, --help Show help.
-v, --verbose Give more output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times.
-V, --version Show version and exit.
-q, --quiet Give less output.
--log-file Path to a verbose non-appending log, that only logs failures. This
log is active by default at /home/sharad/.pip/pip.log.
--log Path to a verbose appending log. This log is inactive by default.
--proxy Specify a proxy in the form [user:passwd@]proxy.server:port.
--timeout Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds).
--exists-action Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch, (i)gnore,
--cert Path to alternate CA bundle.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Pip. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Pip Python on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Python web site.