Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

After configuring and installing IPython to run under python3, as explained by this wiki, and having completed all the steps, I still get:

gmask@Gbuntu:~$ ipython3 qtconsole
No command 'ipython3' found, did you mean:
Command 'ipythonx' from package 'ipython' (universe)
Command 'ipython' from package 'ipython' (universe)
Command 'python3' from package 'python3-minimal' (main)
ipython3: command not found

No idea what I am doing wrong...

share|improve this question

You shouldn't use "make install". Use checkinstall instead. That creates a deb package first so that you can easily uninstall afterwards.

My guess is that you installed it in a directory that's not in your path. You'll need to check the documentation for that and add it to your path manually. By the way; ipython3 is in Precise, so when you upgrade, you'll be able to simply apt-get it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.