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Broken pip

On 2018-08-28 13:19, Larry Martell wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 2:10 PM, Michael F. Stemper
> <michael.stemper at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to upgrade my pip on Ubuntu 16.04. I appear to have
>> buggered things up pretty well. (Details follow) Any suggestions
>> on how to undo this and get everything back to proper operation?

> Try doing this:
> sudo python -m pip uninstall pip
> sudo apt remove python-pip
> sudo apt install python-pip
> source .bashrc

I'm certainly more comfortable with apt than with pip (probably
due to longer experience).

What's that last bit, though? From what I can find on-line, it looks as
if it would be similar to:
. ~/.bashrc
but I don't quite understand the point of doing that *after* all of
the other stuff.

Thanks for your quick reply.

Michael F. Stemper
This sentence no verb.