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pip is a package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python. It is available for easily managing the python based packages.

Install pip on CentOS / RHEL :

First install the EPEL repo as per your Operating system version and architecture.

  • For RHEL 7.x and CentOS 7.x (x86_64)

    yum install epel-release
  • For RHEL 6.x and CentOS 6.x (x86_64)

    rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
  • For RHEL 6.x and CentOS 6.x (i386)

    rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
  • For RHEL 5.x and CentOS 5.x (x86_64)

    rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
  • For RHEL 5.x and CentOS 5.x (i386)

    rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

Now install pip with yum command

yum install -y python-pip

Install pip on Debian / Ubuntu :

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install python-pip

Verify The Installation :

pip -V #(version of Pip that is installed)

For installing package with pip command :

sudo pip install python-package-name

Use -help switch along with pip command, to get more options.

pip –help