trouble installing Django

I tried to install Django with
pip install Django==3.0.7

but I get

Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement Django==3.0.7

I am using pip 9.0.1

You probably have an old, unsupported Python version says:

Django 3.0 supports Python 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8.

You probably want to upgrade your Python, so you can use the latest Django.

You should also upgrade pip, we’re on the 20.x series of pip now.

Thanks. I will try to upgrade pip.

I think I do have newish version of python

Stephens-MBP:~ westland$ python --version
Python 2.7.10
Stephens-MBP:~ westland$ python3 --version
Python 3.8.3

I upgraded pip to ver 20.1.1 so that was worth doing anyway. However, when I try
westland$ pip install Django==3.0.7
I still get

DEPRECATION: Python 2.7 reached the end of its life on January 1st, 2020. Please upgrade your Python as Python 2.7 is no longer maintained. pip 21.0 will drop support for Python 2.7 in January 2021. More details about Python 2 support in pip, can be found at
Defaulting to user installation because normal site-packages is not writeable
ERROR: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement Django==3.0.7

So it is like it is not recognising I have python 3 installed. Yet, when I type

which python3

I get


Try using the pip3 command
pip3 install Django==3.0.7

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brilliant - that worked. Much appreciated.

I’d also suggest looking into setting up a virtual environment for your Python / Django development work. Among other benefits, it tends to help avoid/prevent issues like this.

(Side note: I only very rarely use a Mac - I’ve got a MacBook that is my “travel” laptop, which only gets used 3-5 days / year for development work. Less so in 2020 at this point. Many others will be able to give you better / more specific information about that platform and how to do this if you have questions.)

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