I'm trying to install pip to install BeatutifulSoup4 against python3.3. Linux Mint 16.

[127]manuel@manuel-X202E:~ > pip3.2 install beautifulsoup4
No command 'pip3.2' found, did you mean:
 Command 'pip-3.2' from package 'python3-pip' (universe)
 pip3.2: command not found
[100]manuel@manuel-X202E:~ > sudo apt-get install python3-pip
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
python3-pip is already the newest version.
manuel@manuel-X202E:~ > pip-3.2 install beautifulsoup4
The program 'pip-3.2' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install python3-pip

so, the package is installed but it's not detected (I tried to restart OS)

I also tried:

 sudo apt-get purge python3-pip 
 sudo apt-get install python3-pip 
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get check

As well as

 sudo apt-get purge python3-pip 
 (reinstall via Synaptic)

EDIT: I finally solved (using dpkg) . The problem was that I should use


instead of

  • List the files in the package. This is usually a reliable indication this those files are present on your system, but you can always check if you want to. Check for /usr/bin/pip-3.2. I just installed this on my system, and that file is listed, and pip-3.2 runs. Use dpkg -L python3-pip. Oct 24, 2014 at 9:29

1 Answer 1


From your question I think, your problem is just a typo - the correct command is pip-3.2, not just pip3.2.

EDIT: Ok then, if the typo wasn't the main bad guy, let's try something else...

1) Uninstall python3-pip

sudo apt-get purge python3-pip

2) Clean everything :-)

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get remove
sudo apt-get autoremove

3) Install python3-pip, update your package list and check dependencies

sudo apt-get install python3-pip
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get check

4) If this does not work, try to reinstall it using Synaptic

5) If you still had no luck, try

dpkg -L python3-pip

and look for files located in /usr/bin if there isn't other launchable file instead of pip-3.2

  • it's true that it is pip-3.2 . However it doesn't work anyway (please see my updated answer).
    – dragonmnl
    Oct 24, 2014 at 8:40
  • I just tried both. No way the problem is solved. I also checked very carefully the commands
    – dragonmnl
    Oct 24, 2014 at 9:00
  • I finally found (by using dpkg) that I should use "pip3" (instead of pip-3.2) which worked. thank you!
    – dragonmnl
    Oct 24, 2014 at 9:29
  • You're welcome! And here we see, that we can't fully trust Error messages :-) Add please this solution to your question, to make it easier for somebody new to find ;-)
    – Eenoku
    Oct 24, 2014 at 9:32

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