I can't seem to find the appropriate package that install's pip on Nixos?

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Check the package availability:

$ nix-env -qaP '.*pip.*'

Install the desired version e,g:

$ nix-env -i python3.7-pip-19.0.3

Nix Package Manager Guide : Chapter 19. Main Commands


pip is available as a package on NixOS. For example, for the default Python interpreter, the attribute is python.pkgs.pip.



Essentially install pip via virtualenv

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    – Jeff Schaller
    May 19, 2019 at 10:41

Try using this command python -m ensurepip --default-pip, after the installation is complete you can update it to the latest version.

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