Using sudo with pip3?

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sat Jan 7 18:39:58 EST 2017

On Sun, Jan 8, 2017 at 9:34 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
> On 01/07/2017 11:39 AM, Clint Moyer wrote:
>> All Linux operating systems come with Python installed, with more
>> recent systems such as Arch defaulting /usr/bin/python to Python3,
>> since Python2 discontinued some 7-9 years ago.
> Poor choice of words, in my opinion.  Python 2 has not received new
> features for 7-9 years now but it certainly hasn't been "discontinued"
> and won't be for some years yet, though new programming (and distros)
> should be with Python 3 now.

Also, /usr/bin/python shouldn't be Python 3.

But various distros are moving towards "don't have Python 2 installed
by default", which consequently means "no system scripts depend on
Python 2".


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