sudo apt-get install python-pip
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package python-pip

how to install python-pip in ubuntu:14.04?


python-pip is in the universe repositories, therefore use the steps below:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo apt-add-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-pip
  • sudo apt-add-repository universe Error : sudo: apt-add-repository: command not found
    – R_SS
    Sep 11 '15 at 9:22
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    @Ravi_SS sorry, forgot the installation of apt-add-repository. Install with sudo apt-get install software-properties-common as described now in my answer. Start again with the first command.
    – A.B.
    Sep 11 '15 at 9:25
  • apt-get update is working fine, but sudo apt-get update is giving me error.. And also sudo apt-get install software-properties-common is not working.
    – R_SS
    Sep 11 '15 at 12:15
  • On sudo apt-get install software-properties-common Err archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty/main libroken18-heimdal amd64 1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1 Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'
    – R_SS
    Sep 11 '15 at 12:24
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    With Ubuntu 20.04 I replaced sudo apt-get install python-pip with sudo apt-get install python3-pip it works properly May 14 '20 at 21:02

I ran into this problem trying to install pip for python2; e.i. I wanted pip2. What worked for me was this:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install python-pip

Hope this helps someone.

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    This worked for me.
    – Viks
    Apr 26 '18 at 17:21

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