In this tutorial we will learn how to install Flask on Ubuntu 20.04.
Flask is a micro framework that focuses on the bare minimal. Most basic functionality is integrated in the core. Flask is a lightweight WSGI web application framework. It is designed to make getting started quick and easy.
Install Flask on Ubuntu 20.04
- A Ubuntu 20.04 server.
- A root user access or normal user with administrative privileges.
Let’s start with the installation process.
1. Keep the server up to date
# apt update -y
# apt upgrade -y
2. Install required package
We need to install python3-venv package to provide the venv module. Run following command to install python3-venv package:
# apt-get install python3-venv -y
3. Create an environment
Create a project directory:
# mkdir myproject
# cd myproject
Now, create a new virtual environment using following command:
# python3 -m venv venv
4. Activate the environment
Before you work on your project, activate the corresponding environment:
# . venv/bin/activate
5. Install Flask
Within the activated environment, use the following command to install Flask:
# pip install Flask
We have successfully installed Flask.
Verify the installation with the following command which will print the Flask version:
(venv)# python -m flask –version
Your Flask version may differ from the version shown here.
In this tutorial we have seen how to install Flask on Ubuntu 20.04.