Installing Python

Created on Oct. 16, 2012, 7:02 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 5:13 p.m.

Installing any or multiple versions of Python on Ubuntu is simple.

First of all install some dependencies:

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install libreadline5-dev libncursesw5 libssl-dev libsqlite3-dev tk-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev libc6-dev libbz2-de

Download: ::

cd Downloads

Extract and change directory to: ::

tar -xzf Python-2.7.3.tgz && cd Python-2.7.3

Install via building: ::

sudo make install # This will make it to the default installation, use `altinstall` instead to keep the default if desired.

Tags: tutorial, installation, instruction
Categories: Tutorial
Parent: Python

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