[Python-Dev] Backporting ensurepip to 2.7, Which commands to install?

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sat Oct 4 02:33:08 CEST 2014

Ok, so neither Python 2.7 nor Python 3.x’s ensure pip command will install a
``pip`` binary by default without a flag. That's fine with me, just wanted to
make sure it made sense for Python 2.x. Thanks!

> On Oct 3, 2014, at 8:31 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> That is copying the (alt)install targets of Python's own Makefile, and I think those are exactly right.
> On Oct 3, 2014 3:07 PM, "Donald Stufft" <donald at stufft.io <mailto:donald at stufft.io>> wrote:
> I'm working on the backport of ensurepip to Python 2.7, and I realized that
> I'm not sure which commands to install. Right now by default pip (outside of
> the context of ensurepip) will install pip, pip2, and pip2.7 if installed in
> Python 2.7. In Python 3's ensurepip we modified it so that it would install
> pip3, and pip3.4, but *not* pip if it was an "install", and only pip3.4 if it
> was an "alt install".
> My question is, does this behavior make sense for ensurepip in 2.7? Or should
> it also install the "pip" command if it is an "install"?
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