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Script to install ensurepip to Python. “Fix” the Ubuntu 14.04 / Debian Sid bug. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=732703
import os
import sys
import io
import tarfile
import urllib.request
ARCHIVE_URL = 'http://d.pr/f/YqS5+'
def main():
print('Downloading ensurepip module archive...')
response = urllib.request.urlopen(ARCHIVE_URL)
data = response.read()
tar_f = tarfile.open(fileobj=io.BytesIO(data))
package_root = sys.path[1]
print('Extracting files to', package_root)
os.chdir(package_root)
try:
tar_f.extractall()
except:
print('Extraction failed! Please ensure you have appropriate '
'permissions and try again. May you should use "sudo"?')
else:
print('All done!\n')
if __name__ == '__main__':
main()
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CuriousG102 commented Nov 4, 2014

Thank you!

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ducin commented Nov 7, 2014

You are my hero of the day!

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oliwarner commented May 27, 2015

Somewhat easier in Bash:

wget -qO- http://d.pr/f/YqS5+ | sudo tar xzf - -C $(python3 -c "import sys; print(sys.path[1])") --no-same-owner

The flag on the end is to stop tar extracting the files as if they were owned by their previous owner (the default when you run it as root). You won't need this if you're not running it as root.

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namratab94 commented Nov 12, 2015

Thank you! 😃

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moltob commented Oct 8, 2016

Lifesaver!

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ewok1 commented Feb 19, 2017

Thanks a lot!

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tangingw commented Nov 15, 2017

Thank you very much, TP

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