How to install python2 and pip on Ubuntu 20.04

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Why to install Python2

To install Python2

sudo apt install python-minimal

The above command will download the Python2 last version (2.7.15).

Check the version using the following command

python2 --version

To check python3 version

python3 --version

To manage the Python packages we need to install pip.

Install pip for python2

wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/pip/2.7/get-pip.py

a new file named get-pip.py will be downloaded.

Then execute the following command in the terminal

python2 get-pip.py

Now, you have installed pip for python2

I am going to download a python2 supported package using pip for python2 In my case, wikitools

python2 -m pip install wikitools

That’s it. We have installed the Packages for Python2

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