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Hi I am trying to install electrum in my ubuntu live usb. Please forgive me because I am very new to this OS. I have also made a presistence 4GB space for future installation sofwares.

How can I get pass this error? Please help. I tried using sudo apt-get update first but I still get E: Unable to locate package python-pip error when I install.

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Two Methods:

1) You can install through Ubuntu Software Center.

  • Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for easy_install

  • Highlight alternative Python package installer (python-pip) from the list and click Install

  • You can check weather the installation was successful or not by giving the command

    which pip

  • you will see the path of installed application, for example

    /usr/local/bin/pip

2)

  • Open terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T and type the following:

    cd ~

to navigate to your home directory.

  • Then issue the below command:

    wget -P Downloads/ http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py

  • Next step is to run the downloaded script. To do this, issue this command:

    sudo python Downloads/distribute_setup.py

  • and type your user password when prompted (Please, note that your account needs to be a member of Administrators group in order to issue sudo).

  • Hit Enter and let the script run.

  • To ensure easy_install is installed, issue the command below:

    which easy_install

  • The typical response in case the installation completed successfully would look something like this:

    /usr/local/bin/easy_install

  • The next thing to do is use easy_install to install pip. For that you’ll need to issue:

    sudo easy_install pip

  • Enter your password if prompted to confirm command.

  • Let the installer run and once the installation is completed type:

    which pip

  • This command should typically respond with something like this:

    /usr/local/bin/pip

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Hello I tried typing 'easy_install' but no result returned :( –  Daytron Mar 16 '13 at 15:25
    
I also tried searching the exact words alternative python and python-pip also doesn't return any result. –  Daytron Mar 16 '13 at 15:28
    
It says "Interactive high-level object-oriented language (default version)" is installed –  Daytron Mar 16 '13 at 15:30
    
python interpreter 2.7 and 3.2 also installed –  Daytron Mar 16 '13 at 15:31
    
I mean they have check marks on the icons –  Daytron Mar 16 '13 at 15:32
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