You can install Python modules using yum on CentOS, Red Hat or Fedora, but pip via Python Package Index(PyPI) has more available modules and are generally more up-to-date.

You can install pip using yum at the terminal to start installing Python modules from PyPI.

Methods to install pip on CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora:

  1. Open terminal application.
  2. Install pip package using yum.
    $ sudo yum install --assumeyes python3-pip
    [sudo] password for user:
    CentOS-8 - AppStream                                 11 kB/s | 4.3 kB     00:00
    CentOS-8 - Base                                     2.8 kB/s | 3.9 kB     00:01
    CentOS-8 - Extras                                   3.8 kB/s | 1.5 kB     00:00
    Dependencies resolved.
    ====================================================================================
     Package             Arch    Version                               Repository  Size
    ====================================================================================
    Installing:
     python3-pip         noarch  9.0.3-15.el8                          AppStream   19 k
    Installing dependencies:
     python36            x86_64  3.6.8-2.module_el8.1.0+245+c39af44f   AppStream   19 k
     python3-setuptools  noarch  39.2.0-5.el8                          BaseOS     162 k
    
    Transaction Summary
    ====================================================================================
    Install  3 Packages
    
    Total download size: 201 k
    Installed size: 466 k
    ##### snipped

    Install python2-pip package instead if you're installing for Python 2.x.

  3. Run pip command to test if installation was successful and to check installed version.
    $ pip3 --version
    pip 9.0.3 from /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages (python 3.6)

    Run pip2 if you've installed python2-pip package.

    More options for the command:

    $ pip3 --help
    
    Usage:
      pip <command> [options]
    
    Commands:
      install                     Install packages.
      download                    Download packages.
      uninstall                   Uninstall packages.
      freeze                      Output installed packages in requirements format.
      list                        List installed packages.
      show                        Show information about installed packages.
      check                       Verify installed packages have compatible dependencies.
      search                      Search PyPI for packages.
      wheel                       Build wheels from your requirements.
      hash                        Compute hashes of package archives.
      completion                  A helper command used for command completion.
      help                        Show help for commands.
    
    General Options:
      -h, --help                  Show help.
      --isolated                  Run pip in an isolated mode, ignoring environment
                                  variables and user configuration.
      -v, --verbose               Give more output. Option is additive, and can be
                                  used up to 3 times.
      -V, --version               Show version and exit.
      -q, --quiet                 Give less output. Option is additive, and can be
                                  used up to 3 times (corresponding to WARNING, ERROR,
                                  and CRITICAL logging levels).
      --log <path>                Path to a verbose appending log.
      --proxy <proxy>             Specify a proxy in the form
                                  [user:[email protected]]proxy.server:port.
      --retries <retries>         Maximum number of retries each connection should
                                  attempt (default 5 times).
      --timeout <sec>             Set the socket timeout (default 15 seconds).
      --exists-action <action>    Default action when a path already exists: (s)witch,
                                  (i)gnore, (w)ipe, (b)ackup, (a)bort.
      --trusted-host <hostname>   Mark this host as trusted, even though it does not
                                  have valid or any HTTPS.
      --cert <path>               Path to alternate CA bundle.
      --client-cert <path>        Path to SSL client certificate, a single file
                                  containing the private key and the certificate in
                                  PEM format.
      --cache-dir <dir>           Store the cache data in <dir>.
      --no-cache-dir              Disable the cache.
      --disable-pip-version-check
                                  Don't periodically check PyPI to determine whether a
                                  new version of pip is available for download.
                                  Implied with --no-index.
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