Install pip on Ubuntu 12.04

Install pip and virtualenv for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and newer

sudo apt-get install python-pip python-dev build-essential
sudo pip install –upgrade pip
sudo pip install –upgrade virtualenv

For older versions of Ubuntu
Install Easy Install

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-dev build-essential

Install pip

sudo easy_install pip

Install virtualenv

sudo pip install –upgrade virtualenv

 I advice you to reboot your server first after installing python-pip package

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