How to install pip on CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora
Python modules for CentOS, Red Hat, or Fedora are available in their yum repositories, but they don't have as many as those hosted in Python Package Index (PyPI). PyPI modules are also generally more up-to-date.
PyPI modules can be installed using pip, but pip is not installed by default in CentOS, Red Hat, or Fedora. You can install pip using yum or dnf at the terminal.
Steps to install pip on CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora:
Open terminal application.
Install pip package using yum.
$ sudo yum install --assumeyes python3-pip [sudo] password for user: CentOS-8 - AppStream 11 kB/s | 4.3 kB 00:00 CentOS-8 - Base 2.8 kB/s | 3.9 kB 00:01 CentOS-8 - Extras 3.8 kB/s | 1.5 kB 00:00 Dependencies resolved. ==================================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ==================================================================================== Installing: python3-pip noarch 9.0.3-15.el8 AppStream 19 k Installing dependencies: python36 x86_64 3.6.8-2.module_el8.1.0+245+c39af44f AppStream 19 k python3-setuptools noarch 39.2.0-5.el8 BaseOS 162 k Transaction Summary ==================================================================================== Install 3 Packages Total download size: 201 k Installed size: 466 k ##### snipped
Install python2-pip package instead if you're installing for Python 2.x.
Run pip command to test if installation was successful and to check installed version.
$ pip3 --version pip 9.0.3 from /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages (python 3.6)
Run pip2 if you've installed python2-pip package.
More options for the command:
$ pip3 --help Usage: pip <command> [options] Commands: install Install packages. download Download packages. uninstall Uninstall packages. freeze Output installed packages in requirements format. list List installed packages. show Show information about installed packages. check Verify installed packages have compatible dependencies. search Search PyPI for packages. wheel Build wheels from your requirements. hash Compute hashes of package archives. completion A helper command used for command completion. help Show help for commands. General Options: -h, --help Show help. --isolated Run pip in an isolated mode, ignoring environment variables and user configuration. -v, --verbose Give more output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times. -V, --version Show version and exit. -q, --quiet Give less output. Option is additive, and can be used up to 3 times (corresponding to WARNING, ERROR, and CRITICAL logging levels). --log <path> Path to a verbose appending log. --proxy <proxy> Specify a proxy in the form [user:[email protected]]proxy.server:port. --retries <retries> Maximum number of retries each connection should attempt (default 5 times). --timeout <sec> Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds). --exists-action <action> Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch, (i)gnore, (w)ipe, (b)ackup, (a)bort. --trusted-host <hostname> Mark this host as trusted, even though it does not have valid or any HTTPS. --cert <path> Path to alternate CA bundle. --client-cert <path> Path to SSL client certificate, a single file containing the private key and the certificate in PEM format. --cache-dir <dir> Store the cache data in <dir>. --no-cache-dir Disable the cache. --disable-pip-version-check Don't periodically check PyPI to determine whether a new version of pip is available for download. Implied with --no-index.