How To Install Python on CentOS 8

Install Python on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Python  on CentOS 8. Python is an open-source and beginner-friendly programming language. Python 3.6 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 on a CentOS 8 server.

Install Python on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Installing Python on CentOS.

  • Install Python 3

Run the following command to install Python 3:

To verify the installation, check the Python version by typing:

  • Install Python 2

Run the following command to install Python 2:

Verify the installation:

Step 3. Set Default Python Version.

To set Python 3 as the system-wide unversioned python command, use the alternatives utility:

To set Python 2 as the system-wide unversioned python command, use the alternatives utility:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Python. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Python on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Python website.

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