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I would like to install pip for python 3. I check the following on my computer:

which python3
python3 --version

which return

/usr/bin/python3
Python 3.5.2

Since, I already installed python3. I dediced to install pip3 along typing

sudo apt install python3-pip

But I get

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
python3-pip is already the newest version (8.1.1-2ubuntu0.4).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

which means that maybe pip3 is already installed? Then I tried

which pip3 

I got nothing, and

pip3 --version

just to be sure but it returns

The program 'pip3' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install python3-pip

which proposed me the command I already tried.

What is happening here?

What do I need to do to get pip3 properly?

  • Is the pip command working, or pip3.5 or similar? – Kusalananda Feb 19 at 19:04
  • Yes, pip is working. – many Feb 20 at 7:12

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