why does python-pip require an older version of python?

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by yaconsult » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:12 am
Shouldn't there be a python-pip for python 2.7? What is the best solution?

root@raspberrypi:~# python -V
Python 2.7.3
root@raspberrypi:~# apt-get install python-pip
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
python2.6 python2.6-minimal
Suggested packages:
python2.6-doc binfmt-support
Recommended packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
python-pip python2.6 python2.6-minimal
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by metachris » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:06 pm
You can also install pip with python-setuptools (which includes the 'easy_install' command):
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sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
sudo easy_install pip
Sidenote: If you are running Python 3 or multiple Python versions at the same time, use the specific easy_install (eg. 'easy_install3.2' or 'easy_install2.7').

Yet another way to install pip is via the get-pip.py script from the official repo:
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wget https://raw.github.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py
sudo python get-pip.py
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by yaconsult » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:27 am
Thanks! I used easy-install. I guess the disadvantage is that it won't be automatically upgraded with python. Shouldn't the repo version have been updated to 2.7 when python was?
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by cae2100 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:46 am
most plugins arent developed by python developers, rather third party developers, so no, they wont be updated with new python versions. in all honesty, I dont really see any difference between using 2.6 and 2.7 other than a few bug fixes, and even at that, you never actually see them anyhow.
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by ShunJianLee » Tue May 10, 2016 7:15 am
May i know how to reinstalling pip? thanks
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by DougieLawson » Tue May 10, 2016 5:51 pm
ShunJianLee wrote:May i know how to reinstalling pip? thanks

If it's been completely removed
sudo apt-get install python{,3}-pip

If pip is installed and working you can use pip to upgrade pip.
sudo pip install -U pip
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