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Installation instructions
The recommended way to use pip is within `virtualenv
<>`_, since every virtualenv has pip installed in it
automatically. This does not require root access or modify your system Python
installation. For instance::
$ curl -O
$ python my_new_env
$ . my_new_env/bin/activate
(my_new_env)$ pip install ...
When used in this manner, pip will only affect the active virtual environment.
If you do want to install pip globally into your Python installation, see the
instructions below.
Prior to installing pip make sure you have either `setuptools
<>`_ or `distribute
<>`_ installed. Please consult your
operating system's package manager or install it manually::
$ curl | python
.. warning::
If you are using Python 3.X you **must** use distribute; setuptools doesn't
support Python 3.X.
Using the installer
Download ` <>`_
and execute it, using the Python interpreter of your choice::
$ curl | python
This may have to be run as root.
Alternative installation procedures
Using the source distribution
You can find the source on `PyPI <>`_::
$ curl -O
$ tar xvfz pip-1.0.tar.gz
$ cd pip-1.0
$ python install # may need to be root
Installing the development version
First you will need to clone the git repo::
$ git clone
Now we can install from the repo::
$ cd pip
$ python install # may need to be root
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