[New-bugs-announce] [issue20139] Python installer does not install a "pip" command (just "pip3" and "pip3.4")

Paul Moore report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jan 6 11:36:35 CET 2014

New submission from Paul Moore:

The Python 3.4b2 installer for Windows does not install a "pip.exe" wrapper when the default options are selected. Only the "pip3.exe" and "pip3.4.exe" commands are provided.

The documentation for ensurepip makes it clear that this is the default behaviour, but there is no comment in either the PEP or in "Python Setup and Usage" stating that this is what happens. Also, I imagine that people will expect a "pip" command to be available by default, so an explanation of *why* only the versioned commands are installed should be added.

(It may be that having the unversioned command as well is actually the correct thing to do, on Windows if not on Unix - I can't recall the details of the discussion. If so, maybe the correct thing to do is to change the Windows installer behaviour).

assignee: dstufft
components: Documentation
messages: 207423
nosy: dstufft, ncoghlan, pmoore
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Python installer does not install a "pip" command (just "pip3" and "pip3.4")
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.4

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