How To Install Python 3.7 on Debian 9 Stretch

Install Python 3.7 on Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Python 3.7 on Debian 9 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Python is an open-source and beginner-friendly programming language. Python 3.7 is the latest major release of the Python language, and it includes many new features such as postponed evaluation of type annotations, support for data classes and context variables, customization of access to module attributes, and more.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Python 3 on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

Install Python 3.7 on Debian 9 Stretch

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Python 3.7 on Debian 9.

Download Python using the following command from python official site:

cd /usr/src
sudo tar xzf Python-3.7.2.tgz

Next, compile Python source code on your system:

cd Python-3.7.2
sudo ./configure --enable-optimizations
sudo make altinstall

Once the process is complete, check the version of Python 3:

python3.7 -V

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Python. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Python 3 on your Debian 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Python website.

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