Python & OS Support

pip works with CPython versions 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and also pypy.

pip works on Unix/Linux, OS X, and Windows.


Python 2.5 was supported through v1.3.1, and Python 2.4 was supported through v1.1.

Install pip

To install or upgrade pip, securely download [1]

Then run the following (which may require administrator access):


If setuptools (or distribute) is not already installed, will install setuptools for you. [2]

To upgrade an existing setuptools (or distribute), run pip install -U setuptools [3]

Upgrade pip

On Linux or OS X:

pip install -U pip

On Windows [4]:

python -m pip install -U pip

Using Package Managers

On Linux, pip will generally be available for the system install of python using the system package manager, although often the latest version will be unavailable.

On Debian and Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install python-pip

On Fedora:

sudo yum install python-pip

[1]“Secure” in this context means using a modern browser or a tool like curl that verifies SSL certificates when downloading from https URLs.
[2]Beginning with pip v1.5.1, stopped requiring setuptools to be installed first.
[3]Although using pip install --upgrade setuptools to upgrade from distribute to setuptools works in isolation, it’s possible to get “ImportError: No module named setuptools” when using pip<1.4 to upgrade a package that depends on setuptools or distribute. See here for details.