[Tutor] Wish to upgrade Python 3.6.5 to Python 3.6.6 for Linux Mint 19

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jul 14 19:42:48 EDT 2018

On 14/07/18 22:51, boB Stepp wrote:

> Linux Mint 19 comes with Python 3.6.5 pre-installed.  However, my son
> and I are working on a couple of things together, and decided to use
> the latest bugfix releases of Python 3.6 for them.  I would not think
> that upgrading from 3.6.5 to 3.6.6 would break anything in my system

Probably not but do you really need that last dot release?
Do you know for sure there is anything in it that will affect
your code? If not I'd just stay on 3.6.5....

Personally, although I have 3.6.5 installed, my default v3
is 3.5.4.

If you really need 3.6.6 then your best bet is to locate a
deb package that somebody has created, otherwise building
from source is about the only option.

Alan G
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