Ubuntu 18.04 as well as Ubuntu 17.10 come with Python 3.6 pre-installed, which is not the case for older Ubuntu versions. In this article, we will explain how to install latest Python 3.6 in Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 16.10 and 17.04.
Ubuntu 14.04 & 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 ship in with Python 2.7 and Python 3.5. To install latest Python 3.6 version, we need to use PPA “deadsnakes”.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install python3.6
Ubuntu 16.10 and 17.04
For Ubuntu 16.10 and 17.04, Python 3.6 package is in the Universe repository and can be installed very easily using following commands.
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install python3.6
Check current versions.
If you want to check current versions, try following commands
$ python -V Python 2.7.12 $ python3 -V Python 3.5.2 $ python3.6 -V Python 3.6.4