How to Install Python 3.4.4 on Ubuntu

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How to Install Python 3.4.4 on Ubuntu

Some package will suits with some particular dependency packages. Here we have python 3.4.4, which required to some external software or environment, to compile a python code. This article explains how to install python 3.4.4 in Ubuntu.

Install Required Packages

Below commend help 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

Download Python 3.4.4

Download Python using following command from python site. You can also download latest version in place of specified below.

# cd /usr/src

# wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.4/Python-3.4.4.tgz

Now extract the downloaded package.

# sudo tar xzf Python-3.4.4.tgz

Compile Python Source

Use below set of commands to compile python source code on your system using altinstall.

# cd Python-3.4.4

# sudo ./configure

# sudo make altinstall

make altinstall is used to prevent replacing the default python binary file /usr/bin/python.

Check the Python Version

To verify python version use below commend.

# python3.4 -V

Python 3.4.4

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