I am trying to use pip to download and install python packages. I am using Python 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

I attempted sudo pip install paperclip, for example.

It gets installed to /usr/bin/lib/python2.7/dist-packages

I would want to have it installed in /usr/bin/lib/python3.4/dist-packages

Guidance would be appreciated

  • pip probably points to pip27 or something similar, isn't there a pip3 or pip34 command?
    – mgor
    Jul 25, 2015 at 7:31

3 Answers 3


Install Pip for Python3

sudo apt-get install python3-pip

And then use it to install packages into Python3

sudo pip3 install paperclip

Install pip for python3 by running

sudo apt install python3-pip

And then use it for installing the required package.

pip3 install package_name

This worked for me.


Did some additional research, and installing setuptools and running easy_install on the package solved the problem for me.

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