Can I use easy_install on Ubuntu 10.10? If yes, then how?

  • Please don't use easy_install if you can use pip, which you can consider an improved Python package manager.
    – gertvdijk
    Sep 25, 2014 at 14:20

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easy_install is the part of python-setuptools. First install python-setuptools

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

Then you can use easy_install to install from pypi

You need to use sudo with easy_install i.e.

sudo easy_install module_name

eg: sudo easy_install py2app

Or there is another module python-pip which will also help in installing from pypi with command

sudo pip install module_name

eg: sudo pip install py2app

  • You bet me by 26 secs ;). Feb 22, 2011 at 10:43
  • thanks a lot! great job! I would never use 'rm' anymore!
    – Siwei
    Jun 27, 2016 at 2:54
  • or apt install python3-setuptools
    – NeilG
    May 19, 2019 at 15:30

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