Upgrading Pycrypto using pip in Ubuntu

Here are the steps to upgrade pycrypto library in ubuntu machine:

Step 1: check pycrypto version

ubuntu@ip-***:~$ pip show pycrypto

Name: pycrypto
Version: 2.4.1
Location: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages

Note: If you dont have pip working try installing 

$ sudo apt-get install python-devel

$ easy_install pip


Step 2: upgrade pycrypto using pip

ubuntu@ip-10-254-71-179:~$ pip install –upgrade pycrypto

Downloading/unpacking pycrypto from https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/p/pycrypto/pycrypto-2.6.tar.gz#md5=88dad0a270d1fe83a39e0467a66a22bb
Downloading pycrypto-2.6.tar.gz (443kB): 443kB downloaded
Running setup.py egg_info for package pycrypto

Installing collected packages: pycrypto
Found existing installation: pycrypto 2.4.1
Uninstalling pycrypto:


Successfully installed pycrypto
Cleaning up…


Step 3: Verifying the upgrade

ubuntu@ip-10-254-71-179:~$ pip show pycrypto

Name: pycrypto
Version: 2.6
Location: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages




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