pip install failing on python2

Following the instructions on this page to install pip on python2 https://linuxhint.com/installing_pip_linux_mint/

It’s failing at the last step, $ sudo python2 get-pip.py

with this error,

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "get-pip.py", line 24226, in <module>
    main()
  File "get-pip.py", line 199, in main
    bootstrap(tmpdir=tmpdir)
  File "get-pip.py", line 82, in bootstrap
    from pip._internal.cli.main import main as pip_entry_point
  File "/tmp/tmp2aZyDl/pip.zip/pip/_internal/cli/main.py", line 60
    sys.stderr.write(f"ERROR: {exc}")
                                   ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I’ve tried to look everywhere for a solution, but can’t find one. What is it that I’m doing wrong?

Answer

The correct get-pip.py file for python2 has been moved to https://bootstrap.pypa.io/pip/2.7/get-pip.py

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