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Code is a bootstrapping script that enables users to install pip, setuptools, and wheel in Python environments that don't already have them. You should not directly reference the files located in this repository and instead use the versions located at


$ curl -sSL -o
$ python

Upon execution, will install pip, setuptools and wheel in the current Python environment.

It is possible to provide additional arguments to the underlying script. These are passed through to the underlying pip install command, and can thus be used to constraint the versions of the packages, or to pass other pip options such as --no-index.

$ python "pip < 21.0" "setuptools < 50.0" "wheel < 1.0"
$ python --no-index --find-links=/local/copies options

This script also has it's own options, which control which packages it will install.

  • --no-setuptools: do not attempt to install setuptools.
  • --no-wheel: do not attempt to install wheel.


You need to have a nox available on the CLI.

How it works bundles a copy of pip with a tiny amount of glue code. This glue code comes from the templates/ directory.

Updating after a pip release

If you just made a pip release, run nox -s update-for-release -- <version>. This session will handle all the script updates (by running generate), commit the changes and tag the commit.

IMPORTANT: Check that the correct files got modified before pushing. The session will pause to let you do this.

Generating the scripts

Run nox -s generate.


If you run into bugs, you can file them in our issue tracker.

You can also join #pypa or #pypa-dev on Freenode to ask questions or get involved.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the get-pip project's codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms, and mailing lists is expected to follow the PSF Code of Conduct.


Helper scripts to install pip, in a Python installation that doesn't have it.



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