Install uv Python Package Installer on Ubuntu 24.04

Install uv Python Package Installer on Ubuntu 24.04

The uv is a Python package installer and resolver that is written in Rust programming language. The uv is a drop-in replacement for pip, pip-tools, and virtualenv commands. This tutorial demonstrates how to install uv Python package installer on Ubuntu 24.04.

Install uv

Retrieve the latest uv version directly from its GitHub repository:

wget -qO uv.tar.gz

Utilize the specified version to download uv:

sudo tar xf uv.tar.gz --strip-components=1 -C /usr/local/bin uv-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/uv

Verify uv version using command:

uv --version

Delete no longer needed file:

rm -rf uv.tar.gz

Testing uv

Make a project directory and navigate to it:

mkdir myproject && cd myproject

Create a virtual environment:

uv venv

Activate the virtual environment:

source .venv/bin/activate

The uv pip install command is used for package installations. For example, the pytz package can be installed with the following command:

uv pip install pytz

Uninstall uv

To get rid of uv, delete the corresponding file:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/uv

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