In this tutorial, we are going to step by step how to install Python 3.8 on Centos / RHEL 8 Linux.
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Tutorial How to Configure and Install Python 3.8 on Centos/RHEL 8 Linux
Install the required Python development libraries using the following command.
sudo dnf install gcc openssl-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel
Step 1) Update Centos
Before you do anything, you need to update Centos, do this with the following command:
yum -y update
Step2) Download Python 3.8
You can download Python from its official site using the following command.
cd /opt wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.8.3/Python-3.8.3.tgz
Note: If wget is not enabled, you can install it with the following command:
yum -y install wget
Then, with the command below, you must extract the downloaded archive:
tar xzf Python-3.8.3.tgz
Step 3) Install Python on Centos
After extracted, go to Python-3.8.3 folder, Then configure the source files based on your server or system environment.
cd Python-3.8.3 sudo ./configure --enable-optimizations sudo make altinstall
Step 4) Test Python on Centos 8
After completing the installation steps, we test the installed version of Python with the following command:
The output should be as follows:
Congratulations, you were able to successfully install and configure Python on Centos.