How To Install Python 3.9 on Linux Mint 20

Install Python 3.9 on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Python 3.9 on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Python is a very powerful high-level programming language that has seen extensive adoption in modern application development. Python programs are remarkably easy to write when compared to other programming languages. Linux Mint 10 default repositories come with Python 3.7. Recently, Python 3.9 is released, introducing many updates.

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 of Python 3.9 on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

Install Python 3.9 on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install wget build-essential software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Python 3.9 on Linux Mint 20.

The latest packages of Python for Linux Mint are available in deadsnakes PPA repository. Now we add the repository to our system by running the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa

Once the repository is added start installation of Python 3.9 on Linux Mint:

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install python3.9

At this step, you have successfully installed Python 3.9 on Linux Mint 20. Now we confirm the Python version using the following command below:

$ python3 -V
Python 3.9.0+

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Python. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Python 3.9 on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Python website.

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