How to Install Latest Python 3.6 Version in Linux

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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4 Responses

  1. bulongo says:

    how do i uninstall python3.5.2

  2. Diane says:

    I thought that installing 3.6 on Linux without care can wreck your system, my understanding is that Linux uses 2.x for yum. Is this true? Do you have to install it separately from 2.x? If so, how do you do that? Sorry, I’m new to this..

    • Gabriel A. Cánepa says:


      You can rest assured that you won’t wreck your system by following the steps outlined in this article :). And by the way, Python3.x and Python2.x can coexist in the same problem without issues. However, problems may arise if you try to change the symbolic links that point to the binaries — python points to python version 2 whereas python3 points to version 3. Hope this helps.

  3. Guilherme Melo says:


    An easy way to get precompiled packages is with conda package manager. You can install miniconda:
    And then create a python 3.6 env in a virtualenv-style:

    conda create -n mypy36_env python=3.6
    source activate mypy36_env

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