How To Install Python 3.3.6 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Python 3.3.6 has been recently released, adding only security fixes to Python 3.3.5.

How To Install Python 3.3.6 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

In this article I will show you how to install Python 3.3.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Python 3.3.6 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the python3.3 package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fkrull/deadsnakes
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python3.3

The easiest way to make Python 3.3 as default is to symlink it:

$ rm -rf /usr/local/bin/python
$ sudo ln -fs /usr/bin/python3.3 /usr/bin/python

Optional, to remove Python 3.3, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove python3.3

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