This article will help you to install Python 2.7.16 on your Ubuntu, Debian and LinuxMint operating systems. At writing time of this article Python 3.4.5 latest stable version is available to download and install. To install Python 3.4.5 visit following article.
Step 1 – Prerequsiteis
You must have installed the following prerequisites on your system. Execute the following commands on your system to install all required dependencies to build Python 2.7.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall sudo apt-get install libreadline-gplv2-dev libncursesw5-dev libssl-dev libsqlite3-dev tk-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev libbz2-dev
Step 2 – Download Python 2.7
Download Python using following command from python official site. You can also download latest version in place of specified below.
cd /usr/src sudo wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.16/Python-2.7.16.tgz
Now extract the downloaded package.
sudo tar xzf Python-2.7.16.tgz
Step 3 – Compile Python Source
Use below set of commands to compile Python source code on your system using altinstall.
cd Python-2.7.16 sudo ./configure --enable-optimizations sudo make altinstall
Step 4 – Check Python Version
Check the latest version installed of python using below command
python2.7 -V Python 2.7.16