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 or Upgrade pip¶
Then run the following (which may require administrator access):
$ python get-pip.py
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
$ sudo yum install python-pip
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|||Beginning with pip v1.5.1, get-pip.py stopped requiring setuptools to be installed first.|
|||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.|