How to install Python 3.8.0 on Debian

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Python 3.8 on Debian

Read Also: How to install Python 3.7.0 on Mac

Install Python 3.8 on Debian

1. Dependencies

There are some dependencies that we need to install before installing python 3.

sudo apt-get install -y make build-essential libssl-dev zlib1g-dev libbz2-dev \
libreadline-dev libsqlite3-dev wget curl llvm libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev \
xz-utils tk-dev libffi-dev liblzma-dev python-openssl git

2. Install pyenv Debian

First of all, let’s install pyenv on Debian (

git clone ~/.pyenv

Define environment variable

$ echo 'export PYENV_ROOT="$HOME/.pyenv"' >> ~/.profile && echo 'export PATH="$PYENV_ROOT/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.profile

3. Source Profile

Now lets source the profile

source ~/.profile

Consider reading: How to install Python 3.7 on Raspberry PI

4. Install Python 3.8

Now let’s install it using pyenv.

It will list all 3.8 versions. Let’s install 3.8-dev

$ pyenv install --list | grep 3.8

Now install python 3.8 version

pyenv install 3.8.0

Now we have successfully installed python 3.8 version.

Check the list of installed python versions.

pyenv versions
* 3.8.0 (set by /root/.pyenv/version)pyenv versions

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