In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Pip on Debian 11. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with
sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
Pip is a package management system written in Python used to install and manage software packages. It is being used for installing and managing additional packages that are not available in the Python standard library.
Install Pip on Debian 11
Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Install Pip (Python Package Manager) on the Debian system.
- Install Pip for Python3
Now install pip for Python 3 and all of its dependencies with the following command:
sudo apt install python3 sudo apt install python3-pip
Confirm that pip is installed:
- Install Pip for Python2
Now install pip for Python 2 and all of its dependencies with the following command:
sudo apt install python2
Next, download the Pip2 installation script:
curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/pip/2.7/get-pip.py --output get-pip.py
Then, run the downloaded script to install Pip2 to your system:
Verify the installation with this command:
Step 3. Using Python Pip
Pip is used to manage python modules on the system. To install a package with pip, use
pip install command. This will install the latest version by default:
pip3 install docker-compose
If you want to install a specific version of a package, specify it like this:
pip3 install docker-compose==1.46.0
To uninstall a package use the command below:
pip uninstall package_name
To list all options available with Pip, run the following 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 dependencies. config Manage local and global configuration. search Search PyPI for packages. cache Inspect and manage pip's wheel cache. 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.
That’s all you need to do to install the Pip Python on Debian (Bullseye). I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading Python on Debian’s system, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.