Installing pip for Python2

Python 2 has been End of Life since January, 2020. As of this writing that was over 2 years ago, but still today there are some tools that have not been rewritten to be compatible with Python3.

While many scripts/tools can be ran through 2to3 to convert them, some don't quite work and you just need to run Python2. In those instances pip is often needed but it's not easy to install pip for Python2 like you can for Python3.

Thankfully, you can still install it you just have to explicitly download the and run it manually.

To install pip on python2 run these commands:

1curl --output
2sudo python2