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I am trying to install the Pillow module for python 3.3, but for that I need to install pip. Every time that I install pip it installs for python 2.7, any help?

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While on more modern versions of Ubuntu you could just sudo apt-get install python3-pip (and then use pip3), a Python 3 copy of pip was never packaged for 12.04.

Therefore you need to follow the more old fashioned install route with easy_install:

sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools
sudo easy_install3 pip

Now, there is every chance that this will clash with Python 2's pip and overwrite /usr/bin/pip. Instead of risking that, it's probably best to start investigating the happy world of virtualenv as this answer suggests.

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I have already tried that but this always shows up: Unable to locate package python3-pip –  BCasaleiro Jan 28 at 19:38
@BCasaleiro Sorry, I should have checked. Updating the answer. –  Oli Jan 29 at 8:38
Thanks, it worked like a charm –  BCasaleiro Jan 29 at 11:06
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After installing python 3.3 using a PPA for Ubuntu 12.04, I installed easy_install 3.3 using locally using the following commands

wget http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py
python3.3 -m distribute_setup install --user
easy_install-3.3 --user pip

This avoids polluting the site's installation of pip and easy_install. Finally, I added $HOME/.local/bin to my path. Now I can run pip3.3!

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