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bash: pip: command not found


Question

I downloaded pip and ran python setup.py install and everything worked just fine. The very next step in the tutorial is to run pip install <lib you want> but before it even tries to find anything online I get an error "bash: pip: command not found".

This is on Mac OS X, which I'm new too, so I'm assuming there's some kind of path setting that was not set correctly when I ran setup.py. How can I investigate further? What do I need to check to get a better idea of the exact cause of the problem?

EDIT: I also tried installing Python 2.7 for Mac in the hopes that the friendly install process would do any housekeeping like editing PATH and whatever else needs to happy for everything to work according to the tutorials, but this didn't work. After installing is running 'python' still ran Python 2.6 and PATH was not updated.

2012/03/20
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3/20/2012 3:12:00 AM


2020 Update:

For current Debian/Ubuntu, use

apt-get install python3-pip

to install pip3.


Old 2013 answer (easy_install is now deprecated):

Use setuptools to install pip: sudo easy_install pip

(I know the above part of my answer is redundant with klobucar's, but I can't add comments yet), so here's an answer with a solution to sudo: easy_install: command not found on Debian/Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

Also, for python3, use easy_install3 and python3-setuptools.

For Python 3, use apt-get install python3-pip.

2020/06/27

First of all: try pip3 instead of pip. Example:

pip3 --version
pip 9.0.1 from /usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages (python 3.6)

pip3 should be installed automatically together with Python3.x. The documentation hasn't been updated, so simply replace pip by pip3 in the instructions, when installing Flask for example.

Now, if this doesn't work, you might have to install pip separately.


Update: A more reliable modern way to access the right pip install for the right python install is to use the syntax python -m pip.

Original Answer

pip would install itself into the bin of your python installation location. It also should create a symlink to some more common location like /usr/local/bin/pip

You can either edit your ~/.profile and update your PATH to include /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/bin, or you could create a symlink to it in a place that you know is in your path.

If you do: echo $PATH, you should see the paths currently being searched. If /usr/local/bin is in your PATH, you can do:

ln -s /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/bin/pip /usr/local/bin

I would opt for adding the python bin to your $PATH variable.

2019/06/12

Install Python latest version as given here

It has many download links like numpy and scipy

Then go to terminal and enter following command:-

sudo easy_install pip

For Python install packages check this

Requirements for Installing Packages This section describes the steps to follow before installing other Python packages.

Install pip, setuptools, and wheel If you have Python 2 >=2.7.9 or Python 3 >=3.4 installed from python.org, you will already have pip and setuptools, but will need to upgrade to the latest version:

On Linux or OS X:

pip install -U pip setuptools On Windows:

python -m pip install -U pip setuptools If you’re using a Python install on Linux that’s managed by the system package manager (e.g “yum”, “apt-get” etc…), and you want to use the system package manager to install or upgrade pip, then see Installing pip/setuptools/wheel with Linux Package Managers

Otherwise:

Securely Download get-pip.py 1

Run python get-pip.py. 2 This will install or upgrade pip. Additionally, it will install setuptools and wheel if they’re not installed already.

2017/06/28

I have to admit to being absolutely new to python, which I only need for one thing: awscli. I encountered this problem having downloaded python 3.x.x - pip: command not found

Whilst following the instructions for downloading the AWS cli I changed

pip install awscli

to

pip3 install awscli

which ran the correct version.

I've made an alias on my machine to run python3 whilst typing python, which would normally run the system version 2.7. I'm not sure this is a good idea now. I think I'll just type in the commands as they intended them to be

2014/11/01

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