[Tutor] Wish to upgrade Python 3.6.5 to Python 3.6.6 for Linux Mint 19
mats at wichmann.us
Sat Jul 14 21:22:46 EDT 2018
take a look at pyenv. should make it fairly easy.
On July 14, 2018 7:17:52 PM MDT, Jim <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>to worry about breaking your system python.
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