Hi, I recently followed your guide to install Python-pip on my CentOS Box. As you had told in the article, ‘yum install python-pip‘ didn’t work, probably I need to configuring another yum repository. Anyway I tried wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py and install it via ‘python2.4 get-pip.py‘ command. Unfortunately, the command exited with an error message as ‘SyntaxError: invalid syntax‘ at line 43.
Here is the complete error message:
$python2.4 get-pip.py File "get-pip.py", line 43 _b85alphabet = (b"0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ" ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax
What could be the problem?
Another Solution for Python PiP installation : How to install Python pip on CentOS/Debian/Ubuntu
First of all, thanks for referring our article and also letting us know that the steps mentioned didn’t work for you. Sorry about that. However, I try my best to help you in solving the error.
According to the snippet you had posted, I understand that you are using Python version 2.4. I just googled around and it seems like Pip no longer supports Python 2.4. So upgrading python might help.
Install python via yum
$ yum install python3.5
In case, if yum didn’t work for you, then you may download Python source and compile it as below:
How to Install Python3.5 (which will support Python-pip as well)
Download Python source
Extract Python package:
$tar xf Python-3.5.0.tar.xz
In case, if ‘tar‘ didn’t support ‘xz‘ file format, then you need to ‘yum update tar‘. Else refer this guide to install xz extractor.
If you are using ‘xz‘ command to extract ‘Python-3.5.0.tar.xz‘, then below is the command:
$xz -d Python-3.5.0.tar.xz
Now you have Python package extracted. Install it as below:
$make install :::::::::::::::::::::::::: Installing collected packages: setuptools, pip Successfully installed pip-7.1.2 setuptools-18.2
Check Python version:
$which python3.5 /usr/local/bin/python3.5
As you see from the above output, Python3.5 will install Pip as well. Check for pip executable as below:
$whereis pip pip: /usr/local/bin/pip3.5
Now you have Python-pip command installed.
Create symbolic link as below:
$ln -s /usr/local/bin/pip3.5 /usr/local/bin/pip