[Baypiggies] Need help installing pip and other Python packages on Debian Wheezy

Tony Cappellini cappy2112 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 00:36:36 CET 2013

I'm trying to install pip on a Raspberry Pi.
I don't want to install anything that requires any version of Python other
than 2.7.
What is the best way to get apt-get to install pip with a version
compatible with 2.7, and ignore
any packages that require Python versions than 2.7?

The linux dist that is typically used for the Raspberry Pi is Debian
Wheezy. which comes with python 2.7.3.
After typing

sudo apt-get install python-pip,

the following is displayed

sudo apt-get install python-pip
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  python-pkg-resources python-setuptools python2.6 python2.6-minimal
Suggested packages:
  python-distribute python-distribute-doc python2.6-doc binfmt-support

Recommended packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  python-pip python-pkg-resources python-setuptools python2.6
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,475 kB of archives.
After this operation, 14.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
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