How to fix "no module named pip" error on Ubuntu 22.04

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to fix "no module named pip" error on Ubuntu 22.04.

In Ubuntu 22.04 python is installed by default. However, when it comes to pip, pip should be installed manually if you want to be able to use it.

pip is a package manager that can manage python packages on your Ubuntu 22.04.

So to be able to install and run pip packages on your system, pip must be installed.

If you are getting the error "no module named pip" on the terminal, when trying to use pip, it simply means that pip is not installed on your system.

Fix no module named pip error

This error can be easily fixed by following the steps below.

Step 1 - Update your system

Before proceeding to installing pip, you need to update your system. Updating your system, in this case your Ubuntu 22.04 machine, is a must before installing a new software on your machine.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

The commands above will check for updates on your Ubuntu 22.04 machine, and if any package needs to be updated, it will proceed to upgrade them automatically.

Step 2 - Install pip

There are multiple ways to install pip on Ubuntu 22.04. However, in this tutorial, we'll be installing pip via the official package python3-pip, which is available on official Ubuntu repositories.

Universe repository contains the package python3-pip, which is enabled by default on Ubuntu 22.04, so to install python3-pip simply run the command below.

sudo apt install python3-pip

Step 3 - Verify that error is fixed

Now pip should be installed on your Ubuntu 22.04 machine, and the error should also be fixed.

To verify that the error is fixed, simply try to import pip on your python script, and then run it.

import pip

To replicate this error, you can easily do so, by importing pip without having pip installed on your system.

Alternatively, you can verify that pip is installed by checking the version that was installed on your machine. To do so, simply run the command below.

pip --version


In this tutorial, you learned how to fix the error "no module named pip" on Ubuntu 22.04, by installing pip via the official repositories on Ubuntu.

You should be able to use pip to manage your python packages.