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How to install python3 version of package via pip on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu 12.10+ and Fedora 13+ have a package called python3-pip which will install pip-3.2 (or pip-3.3, pip-3.4 or pip3 for newer versions) without needing this jumping through hoops.

I came across this and fixed this without needing the likes of wget or virtualenvs (assuming Ubuntu 12.04):

  1. Install package python3-setuptools: run sudo aptitude install python3-setuptools, this will give you the command easy_install3.
  2. Install pip using Python 3's setuptools: run sudo easy_install3 pip, this will give you the command pip-3.2 like kev's solution.
  3. Install your PyPI packages: run sudo pip-3.2 install <package> (installing python packages into your base system requires root, of course).
  4. Profit!

You may want to build a virtualenv of python3, then install packages of python3 after activating the virtualenv. So your system won't be messed up :)

This could be something like:

virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python3 py3envsource py3env/bin/activatepip install package-name

Short Answer

sudo apt-get install python3-pipsudo pip3 install MODULE_NAME

Source: Shashank Bharadwaj's comment

Long Answer

The short answer applies only on newer systems. On some versions of Ubuntu the command is pip-3.2:

sudo pip-3.2 install MODULE_NAME

If it doesn't work, this method should work for any Linux distro and supported version:

sudo apt-get install curlcurl | sudo python3sudo pip3 install MODULE_NAME

If you don't have curl, use wget. If you don't have sudo, switch to root. If pip3 symlink does not exists, check for something like pip-3.X

Much python packages require also the dev package, so install it too:

sudo apt-get install python3-dev

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Check also Tobu's answer if you want an even more upgraded version of Python.

I want to add that using a virtual environment is usually the preferred way to develop a python application, so @felixyan answer is probably the best in an ideal world. But if you really want to install that package globally, or if need to test / use it frequently without activating a virtual environment, I suppose installing it as a global package is the way to go.