In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Python 3.6 on Raspberry Pi running raspbian on it.
- Raspbian Stretch should be installed
Step 1. Update the Raspbian
Update the Raspbian before installing python.
sudo apt-get update
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Step 2. Prerequisites
Before installing python 3.6 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
Step3. Download Python 3.6
You can download Python from the official website or use the following command.
Step4: Install Python 3.6 on Python
Now we will extract and install Python from source.
sudo tar zxf Python-3.6.8.tgz
make -j 4
Step 5. Check Python version
Now Python is installed you can check the version using the following command.
Step 6. Make Python 3.6 as the default version
If you want to use python 3.6 as default version you can create an alias.
and then add the following alias.
Then source the .bashrc file.
Step 7. Check Python Version
After creating an alias check the python version again.
Now you have successfully installed python 3.6 on Raspberry PI.
Thanks for the awesome guide! I have tried many tutorials on the internet for installing python 3.6 but didn’t help. But this one really helped!
(Sorry for my poor English. English is not my first language!)
Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate your comment. I am happy that it helped you.
Very nice. Thankyou.
Question about the default setting… The ~/bashrc script you described had the unexpected effect of launching python 3.6 as soon as I log in. Accordingly to set the default I simply ran the command:
$ alias python=’/usr/local/bin/python3.6′ and that was all that was needed so that: $ python -V would return the correct version number.
Brilliant guide! Just blindly copied everything in your post and it worked like a spell! Thank you so much Kapoor sahab!