pip is a package management tool available in Python.
pip3 is a program compatible with Python 3 version.
You can install pip3 on Ubuntu using
sudo apt install python3-pip command.
With pip3, you can install, update, search and uninstall packages from the PyPI package indexes and other package indexes.
In this tutorial, you’ll install PIP3 on Ubuntu 20.04 and learn how to install, manage and uninstall packages with pip3.
Step 1 – Installing PIP3
In this step, you’ll install
apt is a command-line utility to install and manage deb packages from Ubuntu and Debian-based Linux distributions.
apt install command with the package name
python3-pip to install the pip3 package.
sudo keyword is used to run the command with the administrative privileges. using
sudo will install the packages globally for all users.
sudo apt install python3-pip
Now the Python3-pip is installed in your Ubuntu 20.04. It’ll be installed globally.
If you want to install it for a specific user, run the command without
[Alternate] Installing Pip3 Using Curl
As an alternative to
apt install you can install pip3 using the CURL command. This can be useful when you face any issues while using the
apt install command.
CURL is a command-line utility to transfer data between one server to another using the URL.
Now, you’ll copy the PIP3 setup package from the python package repository to your local server using the below command.
curl "https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py" -o "install-pip3-ubuntu.py"
This will download the pip3 setup packages to your local machine in the name
You can now install pip3 by running this file using the python3 command.
pip3 is installed in your server.
You can verify if it’s installed properly in the next section.
Step 2 – Verification
You can verify if
pip3 is installed properly by checking its version.
You’ll see the below output with the
pip3 version number and the Python version number(Version number may vary).
pip 20.0.2 from /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pip (python 3.8)
You can check out all the available commands in pip3 using the help command.
Usage: pip3 <command> [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. check Verify installed packages have compatible dependen cies. config Manage local and global configuration. 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. debug Show information useful for debugging. 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. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times (corresponding to WARNING, ERROR, and CRITICAL logging levels). --log <path> Path to a verbose appending log. --proxy <proxy> Specify a proxy in the form [user:[email protected]]proxy.server:port. --retries <retries> Maximum number of retries each connection should attempt (default 5 times). --timeout <sec> Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds). --exists-action <action> Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch, (i)gnore, (w)ipe, (b)ackup, (a)bort. --trusted-host <hostname> Mark this host or host:port pair as trusted, even though it does not have valid or any HTTPS. --cert <path> Path to alternate CA bundle. --client-cert <path> Path to SSL client certificate, a single file containing the private key and the certificate in PEM format. --cache-dir <dir> Store the cache data in <dir>. --no-cache-dir Disable the cache. --disable-pip-version-check Don't periodically check PyPI to determine whether a new version of pip is available for download. Implied with --no-index. --no-color Suppress colored output --no-python-version-warning Silence deprecation warnings for upcoming unsupported Pythons.
You can use
pip3 with any of the above commands and options listed above. Commands are mandatory and options are optional.
You’ll install a package using
pip3 in the next section.
Step 3 – Installing Packages With PIP3
In this section, you’ll install a package
scrapy using the
pip3 install command.
Scrapy is a framework for high-level web crawling and web scraping, used to crawl websites and extract structured data from their pages.
Use the below command to install
pip3 install scrapy
scrapy package is installed in your ubuntu 20.04 machine.
If you would like to install any other package, use the package name in the place of
scrapy. That package will be installed.
Step 4 – Upgrading Packages With PIP3
You can upgrade the existing packages with
pip3 using the –upgrade keyword.
pip3 install --upgrade package_name
Replace the actual package name in the highlighted text to upgrade a specific package.
You’ll see how to list all the installed packages in the next section.
Step 5 – Listing All the Installed Packages
In this section, you’ll list all the packages installed using
pip3. It can be done using the
list command with
It will show you all the list of packages and their dependency packages installed using
pip3 as below(Output is trimmed to show the sample).
Package Version ---------------------- -------------------- Scrapy 2.4.1 setuptools 45.2.0
Now, you’ll uninstall a package.
Step 6 – Uninstalling a Package With PIP3
In this section, you uninstall a package installed with
uninstall keyword is used along with the package name to uninstall a package.
Use the below command to uninstall a package.
pip3 uninstall package_name
You can uninstall any package by entering the package name in the highlighted place.
In this tutorial, you’ve learned how to install PIP3 on Ubuntu 20.04 and learned how to use Python3-pip on ubuntu 20.04 to install, manage the python packages from the python package index
How can I tell what PIP packages are installed?
You can use
pip3 list to list all packages installed using
How do I install pip?
You can install pip using the command
sudo apt install python3-pip
Does python3 come with PIP?
Yes pip comes with python3 since version 3.4
Should I install pip or pip3?
Install Pip if you are using python version older than 3.0 and install pip3 if you want to manage packages relevant for Python Version 3 or later.
What is the difference between pip and pip3?
pip is a package manager to install, upgrade, and uninstall python packages relevant for python versions older than 3.0. whereas
pip3 is a package manager to install, upgrade, and uninstall python packages relevant for python versions greater than 3.0