3 very Easy ways to install python in Linux

Python is a high-level programming language that is easy to learn and use. It has an English-like syntax, making it easy to read and understand. it was designed with the goal of being very readable as well as straightforward for beginners to learn how to program in it. Find out how you can easily install it in Linux OS.

How to Install Python in Linux systems

1. Install Python in Ubuntu Linux

Check if you have python already installed

open a terminal and on the shell prompt run

Try both python commands to see if older or newer version exists

$ python –version
$ python3 –version  

Use apt-get to install python3 from apt-get repo

Refresh repo to get the latest available version of python.

$ sudo apt-get update

Install python version 3 

$ sudo apt-get install python3

To Install other newer or older versions of python 

Use Deadsnakes PPA. Personal Package Archives (PPA) are repositories that has all python versions  

Install prerequisite package first – software-properties-common

$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

Add PPA repo to local repo
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa

Update repo and install python 3
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python3.8

2. Install Python in other Linux distributions using dnf

use dnf Package management utility for RHEL, Fedora, and CentOS (replaces yum), DNF or Dandified YUM is the next-generation version of the Yellowdog Updater, Modified (yum), a package manager for . rpm-based Linux distributions.

$ sudo dnf install python3

3. Install Python 3 From Source Code

You can download and compile the source code after downloading it from python.org download  site.

URL : https://www.python.org/downloads/source/

Steps :

Update your system’s local repository list:

$sudo apt update

Install supporting dependencies 

sudo apt install build-essential zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev libgdbm-dev libnss3-dev libssl-dev libreadline-dev libffi-dev wget

Create directory to keep the Python source files:

mkdir /python

cd /python

Download the Python source code to this directory

wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.11.1/Python-3.11.1.tgz

Extract the compressed tgz file that you just downloaded

tar -xvf Python-3.11.1.tgz

Build the package with make install

sudo make install


Watch this quick video to learn about installing python in Linux.


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