Python is a powerful programming language. It is very friendly and easy to learn. At the writing time of this article Python 3.5.9 is the latest stable version available to install. This tutorial will help you to install Python 3.5.9 on your CentOS, Red Hat & Fedora operating systems.
Step 1 – Prerequisites
Use the following command to install prerequisites for Python before installing it.
yum install gcc sqlite-devel
Step 2 – Download Python 3.5
Download Python using following command from python official site. You can also download latest version in place of specified below.
cd /usr/src wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.5.9/Python-3.5.9.tgz
Now extract the downloaded package.
tar xzf Python-3.5.9.tgz
Compile Python Source
Use below set of commands to compile python source code on your system using altinstall.
cd Python-3.5.9 ./configure --enable-optimizations make altinstall
make altinstall is used to prevent replacing the default python binary file /usr/bin/python.
Now remove downloaded source archive file from your system
Check Python Version
Check the latest version installed of python using below command
python3.5 -V Python 3.5.9