[pypy-issue] Issue #1958: Documentation: Installing PyPy: pip instructions incorrect (pypy/pypy)

Benjamen Keroack issues-reply at bitbucket.org
Fri Jan 9 00:09:15 CET 2015

New issue 1958: Documentation: Installing PyPy: pip instructions incorrect

Benjamen Keroack:

The instructions on how to manually install pip here is incorrect: http://pypy.readthedocs.org/en/latest/install.html#installing-pypy

http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py is a dead link (python-distribute.org now is squatted and appears to host malware)

It should be replaced with the following:

- Download and execute: https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py

The following link still works so it can stay: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py

I consider this a pretty serious documentation bug since currently the only way to get PyPy3 pip installed on Ubuntu 14.04 is to do so manually. The current docs resulted in quite a bit of frustration for me.

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