I prefer generally to use
pip rather than
apt-get for installing python modules, as I prefer to separate the packages for Python development from general system packages. However, it seems as though
pip won't work for me. I want to install Django, and when I used
sudo pip install Django, the installation went through successfully. However, when I opened my Python interpreter REPL, I could not successfully
import django - I received an
Django could not be found. On the other hand, upon running
sudo apt install python-django, the installation was successful again, and this time, I could import Django.
So why does this happen? With the
pip installation, for some reason, Django was not in
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages, which is where modules installed with pip go, but
django-admin was installed and usable, proving that
pip must have installed Django. On the other hand, after installing Django with
apt-get, Django folders were existing in
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages, where any modules I install with the system package manager are found. I don't know what else I can do to troubleshoot this issue - please tell me if there is anything I am missing and should add.
I also tried
easy_install, which installed to my Python 3.5, and then
pip3, and both allowed importing from the Python 3 interpreter. So why doesn't
pip for Python 2.7 work in installing Django? I tried another module with
pip for 2.7, and everything worked fine. This is just with Django.