Python 3.6.2 is the latest stable version at time of writing of tutorial. This Python version is available to download and install. This article will help you to install Python 3.6.2 on Ubuntu and Linuxmint operating system. To know more about this version visit Python official website.
Step 1 – Install Required Packages
Use the following command to install prerequisites for Python before installing it.
$ 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 3.6.2
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/3.6.2/Python-3.6.2.tgz
Now extract the downloaded package.
$ sudo tar xzf Python-3.6.2.tgz
Step 3 – Compile Python Source
Now use below set of commands to compile python source code on your system using altinstall.
$ cd Python-3.6.2 $ sudo ./configure $ sudo make altinstall
Step 4 – Check the Python Version
Finally, you have successfully installed Python 3.6 on your system. Let’s check the version installed of python using below command
python3.6 -VPython 3.6.2