PIP is mainly used to install the new Python packages/libraries/modules from the official Python PyPi package repository on your computer.
In this article, we will show you how to install PIP on Kali Linux. We will also show you how to upgrade PIP to the latest version on Kali Linux.
- Updating the APT Package Database Cache on Kali Linux
- Installing Python PIP on Kali Linux
- Checking If Python PIP Is Accessible on Kali Linux
- Upgrading PIP to the Latest Version on Kali Linux
- Using Python PIP on Kali Linux
Update the APT package database cache of Kali Linux with the following command:
The package database cache of Kali Linux should be updated.
Python PIP is available in the official package repository of Kali Linux. So, it is easy to install.
To install Python PIP on Kali Linux, run the following command:
To confirm the installation, press Y and then press <Enter>.
Python PIP is being installed from the official package repository of Kali Linux. It takes a few seconds to complete.
Python PIP should be installed.
To check whether you can access PIP and if PIP is working on Kali Linux, run the following command:
If PIP is accessible and it’s working, the installed version number of PIP should be printed. At the time of this writing, Kali Linux has PIP 23.1.2 in its package repository. Newer versions of PIP may be available. So, you will want to upgrade it to the latest version. We will show you how to do that in the next section of this article.
To check whether a newer version of PIP is available and to upgrade PIP to the latest version in Kali Linux, run the following command:
PIP should be upgraded to the latest version if newer versions of PIP is available in the PyPi package repository.
To check the version number of PIP after the upgrade, run the following command. As you can see, Kali Linux comes with the latest version of Python PIP. So, nothing changed in our case. But, by the time you read this article, you may get a newer version of Python PIP.
If you want to know more about PIP and how to use it, we recommend you read the article on How to Manage the Python Packages with PIP. In this article, will show how to install the new Python packages, list the installed Python packages, and uninstall the Python packages with PIP, and so on.
We showed you how to install Python PIP on Kali Linux. We also showed you how to upgrade PIP to the latest version in Kali Linux.