Install Python 3.8.1 on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)

Install Python 3.8.1 on Raspberry Pi

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Python 3.8.1 on Raspberry Pi running raspbian on it.


1. Update the Raspbian

Update the Raspbian before installing python.

sudo apt-get update

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2. Prerequisites

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. Install pyenv Raspberry PI

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

git clone ~/.pyenv

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4. Define environment variable

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

5. Source the Bashrc

Now let’s source the .bashrc file

source ~/.bashrc

6. Check pyenv

Now we can check if pyenv has been installed by using the following command
Install Python 3.8.1 on Raspberry

7. Install Python 3.8.1

Now we will extract and install Python from the source.
$ pyenv install 3.8.1
Downloading Python-3.8.1.tar.xz...
Installing Python-3.8.1...
Installed Python-3.8.1 to /home/pi/.pyenv/versions/3.8.1

8. Check Python

Now Python is installed you can check the version using the following command.

$ pyenv versions
* system (set by /home/pi/.pyenv/version)

Now you have successfully installed Python 3.8.1 on Raspberry Pi.

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