[Tutor] Which pip for Ubuntu 12.04

Timo timomlists at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 19:53:18 CET 2013

Op 10-02-13 17:01, Jim Byrnes schreef:
> 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 However, I still wonder if using the outdated pip from the repository 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 use an outdated pip cause me problems?
I doubt it will. Have a look at the pip changelog to see what has been 


>> 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 a little outdated sometimes.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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