In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Pip on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system. Pip is a package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python which can be found in the Python Package Index (PyPI).
First of all, connect to your server via SSH and make sure that all your system software is up to date. Run the following command to update the package list and upgrade all your system software to the latest version available:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade
Once the upgrade is completed, you can move on and install Pip on your Ubuntu VPS. The installation of Pip is very simple. The only thing you need to do is to run the following command:
sudo apt-get install python-pip
The apt package manager will install Pip and all the dependencies required for the software to work optimally. Once the installation is completed you can verify that it was successful by using the following command:
You should see something similar to the following:
# pip -V pip 8.1.1 from /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7)
That means Pip has been successfully installed on your server and it is ready to use.
To search for a package, you can use the following command:
pip search package_name
To install the package, you can use the following command:
pip install package_name
In a case where you’d like to uninstall a package, you can use the following command:
pip uninstall package_name
For more Pip options and usage examples you can use the
# pip --help Usage: pip
[options] Commands: install Install packages. download Download 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. hash Compute hashes of package archives. completion A helper command used for command completion help Show help for commands. General Options: -h, --help Show help. --isolated Run pip in an isolated mode, ignoring environment variables and user configuration. -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 Path to a verbose appending log. --proxy Specify a proxy in the form [user:passwd@]proxy.server:port. --retries Maximum number of retries each connection should attempt (default 5 times). --timeout Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds). --exists-action Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch, (i)gnore, (w)ipe, (b)ackup. --trusted-host Mark this host as trusted, even though it does not have valid or any HTTPS. --cert Path to alternate CA bundle. --client-cert Path to SSL client certificate, a single file containing the private key and the certificate in PEM format. ...
Of course you don’t have to do any of this if you use one of our Linux VPS hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install Pip for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.
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