Pip is the package installer for Python. You can use pip to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.
In this guide, we will install the latest version of Pip on CentOS 7
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Updating System Packages
It is recommended that you update the system to the latest packages before beginning any significant installations. Issue the command below:
sudo yum update -y
Step 1: Add the EPEL Repository
By default, Pip is not available in CentOS 7 repositories. However, we can add the EPEL repository to our system if we don't have by issuing the command below:
sudo yum install epel-release
Step 2: Install Pip
After successfully adding the EPEL repository, we can now install pip with its dependencies by issuing the following command:
sudo yum install python-pip
Step 3: Verify Pip Installation
After installing Pip in the above step, issue the command to verify our installation by checking the version installed:
Step 4: Install Python Development Tools
To build Python modules, we are required to install the Development Tools package by issuing the command below:
sudo yum install python-devel
Step 5: Upgrading Pip
You can use Pip to upgrade the pip package by issuing the command below:
sudo pip install --upgrade pip
To learn more about pip, check the official pip usage documentation.