Install Python 3.8 on Raspberry Pi
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Python 3.8.0 on Raspberry Pi running raspbian on it.
1. Update the Raspbian
Update the Raspbian before installing python.
sudo apt-get update
Before installing Python 3.8 there are some dependencies that we need to install. Use the following command to install the required dependencies.
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential tk-dev libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev libreadline6-dev libdb5.3-dev libgdbm-dev libsqlite3-dev libssl-dev libbz2-dev libexpat1-dev liblzma-dev zlib1g-dev libffi-dev tar wget vim
3. Download Python
You can download Python from the official website or use the following command.
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4. Install Python 3.8
Now we will extract and install Python from the source.
sudo tar zxf Python-3.8.0.tgz
sudo ./configure --enable-optimizations
sudo make -j 4
sudo make altinstall
5. Check Python version
Now Python is installed you can check the version using the following command.
6. Make Python 3.8 as the default version
If you want to use python 3.8 as a default version you can create an alias.
and then add the following alias.
echo "/usr/local/bin/python3.8" >> .bashrc
echo "alias python='/usr/local/bin/python3.8'" >> .bashrc
Then source the .bashrc file.
7. Check Python Version
After creating an alias check the python version again.
Now you have successfully installed Python 3.8 on Raspberry Pi.