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

Jim jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sat Jul 14 21:17:52 EDT 2018

On 07/14/2018 06:42 PM, Alan Gauld via Tutor wrote:
> 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.


If you look you might find a PPA that has packaged it. I installed 
python 3.6.5 (no help to you) on Mint 18 from here: 

Maybe you can find one that does 3.6.6 or ask Jonathon if he intends to 
package 3.6.6. Whatever you do I would suggest you install it in a 
virtual environment, especially if you are going to be experimenting 
with a lot of libraries. If you use a virtual environment you don't have 
to worry about breaking your system python.

regards,  Jim

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