[Tutor] Which pip for Ubuntu 12.04

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sun Feb 10 17:01:14 CET 2013

On 02/09/2013 05:46 AM, Albert-Jan Roskam wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> To: tutor at python.org Cc:
>> Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2013 3:02 AM Subject: [Tutor] Which pip
>> for Ubuntu 12.04
>> How important is it to have the latest pip installed?
>> Initially I want to use it to install the latest pymongo driver for
>> mongoDB. The pip version in the Ubuntu 12.04 repositories is 1.0.1.
>> I see on http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/ the version is
>> 1.2.1.
>> It certainly would be easier to install from the repositories but
>> will that version work to install the latest python packages?
>> Thanks,  Jim
> You could just try it? And downloading it and then doing sudo tar
> -xvr pip.tar.gz, cd ..., sudo python setup.py isn't that hard, is
> it?

I usually install from the repositories or maybe a ppa so I don't 
believe I have ever done an install from a tar.  If necessary I will 
familiarize myself with the command you gave (yes I saw your followup 
changing -xvr to -xvf) and install that way.

However, I still wonder if using the outdated pip from the repository 
will allow me to install the latest python packages?  Will trying to use 
an outdated pip cause me problems?

> But you're right, I also nnoticed that the Canonical repositories are
> a little outdated sometimes. Would be nice if it's possible to add
> pypi.org, so updating would be easier.
> Albert-Jan

Thanks,  Jim

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