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I am trying to upgrade pip on my ubuntu machine, but it gives the following error message:

ERROR: Could not install packages due to an EnvironmentError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip-21.3.1.dist-info'

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From the error message, it is obvious that you do not have permission to update "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip-21.3.1.dist-info" file. However, you can upgrade pip for your userid by running the following command on the terminal.

python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip --user

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