Install Python 3.8 dev on Ubuntu 19

In this tutorial, I will show you how to Install Python 3.8 dev on Ubuntu 19

Python 3.8 is still in development. This release, 3.8.0a2 is the second of four planned alpha releases. Alpha releases are intended to make it easier to test the current state of new features and bug fixes and to test the release process. During the alpha phase, features may be added up until the start of the beta phase (2019-05-26) and, if necessary, may be modified or deleted up until the release candidate (2019-09-29). Please keep in mind that this is a preview release and its use is not recommended for production environments.

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1. Dependencies

There are some dependencies that we need to install before install python development version

sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev build-essential libffi-dev

2. Install pyenv Ubuntu 19

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

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 alpha Ubuntu

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 development version

pyenv install 3.8-dev

Now we have successfully installed python 3.8 development version.

Please let me know how you like the tutorial.


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