Install pip for Python2.7 in Debian 11 Bullseye

Created On: 2021-08-11

Python 2.7 is still in Debian 11 Bullseye. But the python-pip package, which used to provide pip for python2, is gone. To get back pip for python 2.7, start a shell and run


The command can be run as root user to install to system python2 site-packages, or as a normal user to install to current user's python2 site-packages.

To run pip for python2, you may run

python2 -m pip --version
python2 -m pip help
python2 -m pip install PKG_NAME
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