E: Package python-pip has no installation candidate

E: Package python-pip has no installation candidate

If you have python(python2) installed you then you can use following command to install pip(for python2).

curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/pip/2.7/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py
python get-pip.py

Now you can check for pip2

pip2 --version

I hope these will help you

Just for reference, this problem can occur if you are using Windows Ubuntu Shell and your firewall is blocking your Ubuntu sandboxs traffic. In that case installation resources can not be found and simple apt-update will not work.

In order to test if the firwall causes your problem, you can simply try to ping a website. Also if apt-update will fail with connection refused the firwall is likely your problem. Check this post on how to add your sandbox to the firewall whitelist (Endpoint Protection).

E: Package python-pip has no installation candidate

Use these commands first then try again and perform a reinstallation by sudo apt reinstall python3-pip

  1. sudo add-apt-repository universe
  2. sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
  3. sudo apt-get update

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