Easy way to Install Python in Linux


Hey, buddy hopes you all are well. After showing the record screen on Linux by kazam this is my another Linux tutorial. The latest version of python 3.8.2 has released for general use. You can easily download and install the latest stable version of  Python (Python3.8.2) on your system. This article will help you to install Python in Linux Os, like Ubuntu, Debian, Elementary, and Linux Mint.

Read: Install Ubuntu from a USB




Python is a well-organized easy to learn, powerful programming language. You can develop a Desktop GUI application, Mobile application, and an awesome web application. Before working with python language and run python code you must have to install python in your system. So, let’s begin to install Python in Linux (Your system).

If you have Windows Desktop read: install Python on windows

Python installation

There is two different way to install python in Linux. We can install python via PPA and then via Source Code. Sometime PPA installation can throw some issues but Source code installation is more secure. So, let’s get started.

[NB: If you Don’t Have Python installed You can Skip this Step]

System Configuration

If you have the previous version of Python installed Then Make Sure That is Removed. For Completely remove Python from your System follow the step Shown bellow.

1. Frist show is Python installed. [Paste the command in terminal]

python --version

# If Python is installed then this common will show you the version of Python

2. Uninstall Python

sudo apt purge remove python

3. Remove All Depending file

sudo apt purge python

# It will remove All Depending file related Python

Install Python in Linux Via PPA

We can easily install available in PPA Repositories. As before  I say in several cases installing is PPA it can throw some issues. In this case, you may have to install Python via Source code. To install Python via PPA follow the step shown below.

1. Update the package list

sudo apt update

2. Install pre-requirements

sudo apt install software-properties-common

3. Install Deaddsnakes to PPA Repositories

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa

[Press Enter to conteneu]

4. Install Python in Linux

sudo apt install python3.8

Your Python installation is completed. python will install in /user/lib/python3.8 The default of Python 3 remains installed /user/lib/python3.

Install Python in Linux Via Source Code

In this step, we will show How can install Python via source code. In this case, first, we have to download and then install Python. For installing  Python Via source code follow the step shown below.


If you want to install Python via Source code then you have to install some libraries. This library will compile python source code for install on your system. so let’s get started.

Paste those command in the terminal step by step:

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall

And this command

sudo apt-get install libreadline-gplv2-dev libncursesw5-dev libssl-dev \libsqlite3-dev tk-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev libbz2-dev libffi-dev zlib1g-dev

Download Python 3.8 Source Code

You can download the Specific python version from python’s official site. for downloading and extracting python source code follow the steps shown below.

1. Change directory to opt

cd /opt

2. Download Python source code

sudo wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.8.2/Python-3.8.2.tgz

3. Extract Python source code archive file

sudo tar xzf Python-3.8.2.tgz

Compile and  install source code

For install and compiling python source code into your system use those commands:

1. Change directory to python-3.8.2

cd Python-3.8.2

2. Configure

sudo ./configure --enable-optimizations

3. Install Python

sudo make altinstall


Confirm Python installation and Check the version



After installing Python in Linux we have to check the version for the confirm python installation. for the check, the Python 3 version uses the command shown as below.

python3.8 -v

After successfully installation remove the archive file for increase dis space.

1. Change direction to /opt directory

cd /opt

2. Remove archive file

sudo rm -f Python-3.8.2.tgz

If you have any problem to Install Python Linux (In your System). Leave a comment I will try to solve it. All is well and stay with technology.
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